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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:57 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:02 PM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:26 PM
What is the engine not doing?
Can you give us some details?
If I'd rebuilt it, I'd be looking to make it pay me back with some good trouble free drivin!
Let the board take a crack at figuring out what's wrong.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:34 PM
Northguy what do you mean by a JDM? I found a place that I can get a fairly new engine for $695 plus shipping out of Dallas I think. They get them from Japan after the cars no longer pass inspections which is fairly often I guess. Is there any place that you can think of that could beat that price. I would need an EA-82 non-turbo MPFI.
Any one else feel free to offer suggestions or if you know where I could get a EA-82 that runs good I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:04 PM
If this mechanic has come to this conclusion, what is his rationalle? What kind of troubleshooting has he done? You don't just replace the motor without a good reason.
I would get some more opinions. There are infinite reasons why your car is running like crap. A different motor won't necessarily make your car run better. Ask questions, and post what he tells you on this board.
Unfortunately, some mechanics are lazy, and don't want to put any effort in understanding the problem - especially if they aren't familiar with Subes. The best mechanics will fully diagnose the problem before making a recommendation. If you don't fully understand the issue at hand, find a better mechanic.
good luck, John
Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:16 AM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:08 AM
It's like the time I tried to install a new sink in the kitchen, I got the plumbing in ok, but it just didn't drain correct. After calling the plumber, he had it fixed in 10 minutes and said to me: "You almost had it, just a little more time and you would have had it working". Next time I will try harder to fix it myself. Take the time to check it out here on the board and you'll get it fixed.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:55 AM
If so, you can pull the codes yourself, or have it done it done by someone else very inexpensively. This might give you some clues as to what's going on.
If there are no trouble codes, you can move on to a compression check, to assess the condition of your motor. Again, another inexpensive service procedure.
good luck, John
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