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Old 10-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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So I blew up my Duratec 2.0L time for new engine.

I drive it like I stole it. bought it new in March 2007. 2.0L zx3
I live in vegas, it gets hot.

This summer was a tough one on the little car. the heavy rains we had 2 weeks ago may have been the silver bullet that killed it,

FSWerks CAI sucked up water and vapor locked it.. I got it running. sounded good. Swapped out fluids but yesterday I tossed a connecting rod through the bottom of the motor when takin off from a light.

Called my buddy. towed it, he called me telling me a junk dealer has a motor $550 6m/6000m warrenty. with 35k miles on it

not great but.. not bad...

Plans to flush new engine and put in my normal engine oils.. Mobile 1 Syn, and Royal Purple.

Engine mounts are 1 year old. so not changing them.I own FSwerks CAI, I have the fswerks stealth exaust.

was thinking about installing a underpully. but my main question is without spendin much since this is going to cost a bundle what should I consider..

is a 2.3L an option that is cost effective if so, other then the Block what should I consider replacing.. never explored the 2.3L can it take abuse.

should I just do a race headers since I do not need smog. and get a sct?

Would like some input before I buy the motor tomorrow.


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