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.