i just pm'd him thanks :)
Originally Posted by felixthecat
You can swap out the head for a 23 one which is a better flowing head. Or you can swap out for a 23 which is knowing you can have more hp & alot more grunt= Hence the longer stroke. You have some miles on the bottom end & seal it up w/ a new head= a reconditioned one, more pressure on your rings. Maybe it'll be ok & work. Have you priced out 23 motors?
I've looked on kijiji and i found a 2005 2.3 with a 140,000km on it with a blown auto tranny for 800$, he wants the full car gone. im pretty sure i can bolt a manual tanny to it? i thought the bottom ends of the 2.0 are quite strong, but i could be wrong. i kinda like the high revs on my car where i produce the hp. but i could just change the rings while the heads off?