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Old 06-10-2019, 02:38 PM   #31
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Look up car-part.com prices for your engine. the 2.0l can be had for $350. that's pretty cheap for an engine. I have one next to me with 32k on it for $350. 66k for $300.

So it is not unreasonable to just stop changing the oil and just swap the motor when it goes. If you do the work yourself it can't be that bad, for how simple the engine are placed in the bay. I could probably swap it in a day. if your lucky it might blow right around when the clutch needs replaced.

Now if you have no tools or any idea what your doing, you should probably keep changing your oil. but for me its totally an option.
Hmmm...

DIY Oil Change: $25 x twice/yr = $50/yr... ($350 / $50 = 7) My engine would have to last another 7 years with no oil changes (I didn't factor in oil used for topping off) before blowing up for this to make financial sense.
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:31 PM   #32
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Hmmm...

DIY Oil Change: $25 x twice/yr = $50/yr... ($350 / $50 = 7) My engine would have to last another 7 years with no oil changes (I didn't factor in oil used for topping off) before blowing up for this to make financial sense.
Lucky. I do mine nearly every month because of how much I drive.

Yet, I'd rather have my engine instead of one taken out of another focus because at least I know how mine was driven. Peace of mind > cheap engine in unknown condition.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:36 PM   #33
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Hmmm...

DIY Oil Change: $25 x twice/yr = $50/yr... ($350 / $50 = 7) My engine would have to last another 7 years with no oil changes (I didn't factor in oil used for topping off) before blowing up for this to make financial sense.
yeah not a great idea just saying replacing the motor is fairly cheap.

32k miles on a used engine is barely sketchy
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If I wanted to replace an engine, I would have bought a Honda Civic. (They had a few years with porous blocks).
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