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Engine replacement. She finally bit the dust.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by amart2009, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM
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    amart2009

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    How much of a pain would it be to swap a 2.7 to a 3.4. Motor mounts, wiring harness, transmission etc, etc. What kind of headache would I be looking at? Let's say I want to stick with the 3rz, where's the best place to shop?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Issues: Four piston rings shot, one bent rod, crank shaft fubar'd, all bearings shredded as well. I'll give her credit though, my wife ran it for atleast half a mile decelerating from 60mph with no oil at all. No telling how long she ran it that day before the end. Got it back to the house, put some more oil in it, and it still crunk. Although it didn't sound too pretty, she never seized up. I miss the green machine. Buy rebuilt, or rebuild? I've got respect for MY motor, I think I'll have detachment issues. We've been through a lot together.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Rebuild! Its a fun project and should be easy on the 2.7.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    How would I go about finding an aluminum block for the green machine?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    I have no idea. sorry:eek: Im sure someone on here can help though.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Roger that, i appreciate it.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    would be your best bet. you can just buy a hooked up motor. and do the rebuild as a project.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Yeah, just rebuild. Oh, and give your wife a donkey to ride.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    What are the emission laws? It could be illegal to put in a bigger engine for street use.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Barnone

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    Sounds like with all the internal damage a used/rebuilt swap would be better than rebuilding your motor.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Thanks for the input everyone. I'm gonna go with the prez on this one. Engine swap and rebuild the other as a side project.
     
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