So heres where im at:
My 1987 RX blew a head gasket.
Two options im considering:
or rebuild w/mods
I read the ej swap threads and a bit about the ea82 so i have an idea of the work involved in swapping, and i know the limitations of the ea82T. So I need some input on this. Reading the ej-ea document(sorry cant remember the author off the top of my head) the part that has me a little anxious is the wiring, mainly the removal and installation of the wiring harness. so for the swap my questions are:
Is there anyone who would splice the harness for a fee?
is there a shop who could do the whole swap?
Whats the ideal(easiest) donor for this project?
for the ea mods, i know it cant handle a ton of boost so i’m mainly looking at the rebuild to begin with:
Is there a difference between the turbo and non-turbo blocks? and the different years? my current block has been tapped in two locations, and id like to have stock threads for the distributer and the tensioner pulley.
I guess my overall question is what donor block can i use and how can i tell if the head is warped ahead of time?
and then besides all that, while i have the engine out, ill be doing the belts/water pump, but what else should i do as far as maintenence and reasonable mods?
i dont want to spend more than 4k on the whole thing, but the cheaper the better. but obviously i want as much quality as money that money can buy.