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Old 04-24-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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good call????

i bought my 03 zx3 used with 45k miles on it back in 06. Its taken me this long to finally save up for a turbo kit but i just realized now i have 90k miles on the motor and tranny. Im not the brightest when it comes to turbos and mootors in the long run but you think its still a good idea to still install it with the high miles? i put about 550 miles on it a week....


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If the motor is in good shape it should be fine. And later on down the line you can rebuild it so you can turn up the boost.
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do a compression test, let us know how it goes
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And fyi, if you can do an engine swap yourself, zetecs are pretty cheap, i was looking at one with 24k ish and it was $400.
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compression test shows good then youll be fine.

Stay at low boost, and get a good tune
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Yea, try to find motor with less miles. Youll spend no more than 500 - 600. I know of one by me that had like 45K for 500.
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spend around $1000 and do forged rods/pistons and new bearings.
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ok yea that sounds like a real good idea, gonna do that pretty soon. im only 20 and broke so im just trying to have fun with it while i can and still be financially safe. Thanks a billion
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ok yea that sounds like a real good idea, gonna do that pretty soon. im only 20 and broke so im just trying to have fun with it while i can and still be financially safe. Thanks a billion
Your in the same boat as me. Expensive hobbie but so worth it!
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spend around $1000 and do forged rods/pistons and new bearings.
I would save that much. Go ahead and boost it as is, just be ready so when and if it fails you will have the $$


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