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Old 01-01-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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Any tips/reccomendations?

My 01 zx3 started knocking and it is now to the point where it will no longer start. I think the bearings/rod etc. may be shot so I am guessing I will need an engine rebuild kit. Does anyone know of an online store to buy that kind of thing who would ship to Canada as well? I would also like to know what kind of things I can do to improve the performance on a 2.0 dohc zetec without a turbo now that I will be pulling it from the car.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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best bet is a used engine, since if its a rod bearing, ect. you probably ate the crankshaft.

used low km engine 400-500 (most wreckers offer warranties on there engines)
basic rebuild 400-500
rebuild with a new/refinished crank 800-1000ish
rebuilt with forged internals and higher compression 1300-1700

personally i would just get a low km used engine w/ warranty then part out your old engine to recoup some $. if you want something with more go, try looking around for a SVT you can get the engine/ECU/harness/keys from (you will go from 130 crank to 170 crank hp)

just my opinion, but really depends if you just want a DD or use this as an opportunity/excuse to build up the car to a track/street setup
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch, got a zetec engine a couple years newer for $900 with 81 000km's on it just missing the alternator. Now I am just running into getting all the wiring figured out as my 01 engine wiring clips are of a diffferent shape then the 03.
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Just take all the wiring that was on your old engine and move it over to the new one. You aren't going to be able to use the 03 wiring.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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x2 on just buying a used engine itll also help u get back on the road ALOT sooner
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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Got all the wiring switched over, not as bad as I thought it would be fortunatly. Now just a waiting game to get my clutch kit in to remount the transmission case and then drop in the engine and see how she goes!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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So it definitly isn't quite as easy as said! Got the transmission all put back together and mounted on the engine, then dropped it into the car but still no sign of a working car. I temporarily plugged the battery on it and not even a light turned on in the dash. Back to the drawing board I guess. :(
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