Originally Posted by Top-Ace
I never understand why people wait until their spi focus blows up before they decide to do anything about it when they know of the problem. I reccomend finding a nice used motor, and replace the seats before all of the damage occurs in the first place.
I'll tell you why. For some it's a daily driver and people rely on the car so they can't have the downtime without the car. Besides, it happens at different intervals, I've always watched the TEMP on the car so I've dropped the seat on a pretty decent mileage which is somewhat understandable.
Why would I buy a whole motor and rebuild the head if I can do it with mine ? The motors that are still alive go for $1000+ with decent mileage. The only thing that changes in my situation is that I have to change the piston and maybe a rod otherwise rebuild would cost the same with or without the dropped seat. I would take that risk any day.