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Old 04-11-17, 02:06 PM   #31
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How many miles where on it? Was it at a Upick it type place?
What year is it?

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Nope, I got it out the door for like $477. Came out of this '01 SC2:
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Vehicle was rear-ended at a stoplight and immediately totaled by insurance adjuster. I have been looking around for a while for the right motor at the right price. Went and drove this one a couple laps around the salvage yard Friday, dickered with counter guy, and pulled the trigger. They pulled it Monday and I went and got it this morning. I was pleasantly surprised to see they left just about everything on the block. Intake, injectors, sensors, clutch, etc. are all still there. Should be real easy to swap.

Not sure if I'm going to build up the motor out of my car or not. It depends on how this one performs. My '02 SC2 did fine driving to work and back 6 days a week, 50 interstate miles each way for a year or so, then I got a job across town. The stop and go traffic, stoplight every mile or less, did it in. It seems the previous owner tried to overhaul something and chipped a piston on reassembly. The rapid heat cycling broke the chip off enough to lose most of the compression in that cylinder. The head and block look ok from above, plus I took the car off the road before something bad happened to the engine. Once it comes out, I'll do a better autopsy.
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Old 11-24-17, 02:26 PM   #33
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Black Friday parts for my sons Saturn rebuild. $281.49 shipped.
We hope to work on it over this Xmas break.



Here are some pictures of just how nice the cars under carriage is. Southern cars sure hold up.



Look at the brake lines no rust. This car is a 1996





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Looks better than the one I have underneath. What's up with the taillight? Mine needs new headlight assemblies: no amount of "wipe new" or polishing pads can bring them back. They don't look all that bad from the outside, but from the headlight's source, the light that makes it out is scattered.

I was seriously considering rebuilding (and may in the future if I decide to run a supercharger instead of air conditioning) my original engine. I believe the whole job costs out at around 800 bucks. Parts weren't much more than what you have. The only real difference was pistons and valve springs. The main expense was machine shop work. All the checking, clearancing, balancing, grinding and polishing adds up. From past experience, it's definitely worth it.


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