To magic ..
1) Was the swap a success.. meaining that does it perform like an auto liana..?
Ans..Buddy have you driven EMINENT? If no then YES its really smooth and my experiment was successful,FULLY
2) any problems after the swap like oil driping, electrical e.t.c
No problems..what so ever...EXECPT MY CHECK Engine Light is on since last year.Its because the new wiring with the auto didn't had the EGR (Exhaust gas recirculator) Grip which my LIANA Had.But thats not an issue so it didn't botherd me.
3) can the swap be done for an Rxi cause its 1300 and Lxi is 1600.. In case of Toyota, gearbox has a standard fitting upto 1800 cc.. dont know if same can be said for Liana.
ANSWER: NOT with Rxi because its not ABS..and LXi is 1328cc .As for fitting,its exactly the same.ONLY the gear ratio are different. Japan didn't produce 1.3 Autonatic..So the option was 1.5 autotransmission or 1.8..i went for 1.5..
thats why top speed and acceleration is slightly reduced..
4) Btw how much did it cost you for the swap.. ?
ANSWER: One LAC