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Old 10-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #49
sanpablo
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Nice job on the engine swap. Here is my tale of horror. Son's 2002
SE dropped the seat at 113,000 miles. Same deal, no warning, running
perfectly. Found a 40,000 mile replacement engine for $1500, my mechanic
put it in for $750 along with new water pump and timing belt since it was sitting
on an engine stand. 4 months later my son rear ends someone, cracks the radiator
and overheats the motor. Pulled the head and the head gasket is wasted and I figure
the head is warped which doesn't matter since I would go for the remanufactured/improved head any way. Only problem is I don't like the way the cylinder walls look. I little rusty looking and not completely smooth. What do you guys think? I need another replacement engine or can I just do the head? I'm new to this forum, can we post pictures?
Rick

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