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Old 07-10-2012, 04:43 PM
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Well for a few reasons..if I stay with this engine I'm going to want to get it rebuilt, if the block was good I would just throw on some heads but I'm not too sure...if I get it rebuilt stock its going to cost me about 1300-1500..(I called and asked for prices) 2. It's a gen v and I wouldn't want to risk throwing on some mark iv heads and get a coolant leak and am aware there are special gaskets for the swap( they have peanut ports and I want the 049,781 heads) , there are bolts stuck inside the heads( where the headers go) and bolts stuck in the harmonic balancer...when I bought the car, the seller gave me the engine and said it was good...was trying to fool me with his "marketing" skills...but I bought it anyway because the car was in good condition, no dents, fresh paint, etc...now with this other engine...I can get the same stock engine(its a 2 bolt I believe) for cheaper and not have to worry about taking bolts out and less than likely spend money on a rebuild..I will be running a compression test on this other engine, if numbers are good...then more than likely ill take it, it is a mark iv so I can throw on any heads that I want, and from there work on increasing the hp...Ill be asking for the casting of the heads today and will post it up( sorry i know I write alot) lol Thx for reading u guys are awesome
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