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Can I swap heads?

I have a 2010 Kia forte 2.0. It developed a knock so I purchased a used engine. I ordered one with Federal emissions because I believed it was, however, I found recently that the engine fits, but is missing two sensors in the back of the head. Upon further research I've discovered that my car is California emissions. I already have the one installed, and I kind find a different one with California emissions for a decent price. I wondering if I can just pull the head off of both motors, and put my original head on the new motor. I could even swap the camshaft and valves if I needed.

Does anyone know if those are the only differences, and if I can just swap those out?

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your help.

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Did you ever swap out the heads?

I'm in the market for a used motor as well for a 2012 Forte 2.0 w/ CA emissions. However, they are hard to come by on the East Coast.

Just wondering how your experience has been so far if you did the head swap. Any issues with the computer throwing codes?
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