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Will this motor work?


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#1 nocashrider

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:39 AM

http://seattle.craig...4192514950.html

 

so i have a 86 gl wagon 5spd fwd with a blown motor and i need a new one bad. the car has been sitting for over 3 years now since it blew and i need to get it going so i can have a reliable commuter. any input on if this motor would work will be appreciated, or if anyone knows of a relatively cheap ea82 motors in wa i would be interested in that also since i just need to get the car going and dont know enough about the ej22 swap to feel comfortable to do it myself

 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:42 AM

also my car had a carb on it fyi



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

yes it would fit, it is a fuel injected engine so you would either put the FI stuff in your car(if its included) or use the intake manifold and carb from your old engine.

i would be kind of careful buying an EA82 with almost 200000 on it though.....i think i would rather buy one that i know runs, you could probably buy a whole car for not much more than that - then put the best parts on the best car.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

Looks like a good engine. EA82s are good motors and will take that mileage and more. There's a thread around here somewhere to show off mileage and there are plenty of EA82s in the 300 and 400k club. But with 186k on it, you may be able to negotiate a lower price. Maybe leave the fuel injection stuff for the guy to sell separately.  If you have any pick n pulls in the area, you could try and source one from one of the yards. They charge $100. for an engine with a $30. core for your old motor.



#5 nocashrider

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:39 PM

havent checked the pick n pull for a bit but they never seem to have the older GL's around me. its always the ej's



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

They now keep an online inventory. Just the cars, not the parts, but at least you'd know if there's even an EA series car in there.

 

Another option is to put an EA81 in. I don't remember the specifics, but I think it's a simple enough swap. A little less power, a little more reliability.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

http://www.picknpull..._inventory.aspx

 

There's a link anyway.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

thx looks like one of the places an hour and a half away has 2, will have to give them a call



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

Yes it will work. Just bolt on the carb manifold. The worst to expect with this engine and its miles is installing new timing belts and seals. It will get you another 100,000 mi for sure if you do so.






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