Re: [DML] engine swap?
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Re: [DML] engine swap?



I agree with Thomas, Darryl.  If you don't have much mechanical
ability, an engine swap wouldn't be a good idea.  The reason I say so
is because the labor involved to do a swap vs install another PRV6
would probably cost MORE than a new PRV6.  You might be able to get a
good used engine for not much money.  I'd ask Josh Haldeman, or
actually, I think Dave Swingle has an extra one (Dave?)?  

FYI I swapped to the 3.0L eagle premier engine, and I use megasquirt
with it.  It wasn't bad, but there was a few things that required
special consideration.  Some welding, cutting, new fuel lines, etc.  

Matt
#1604

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Thomas Mc Auley <dmc4087@xxxx> wrote:
> Stick with the PRV! They are good engines once set up right. And by
keeping it original the value should stay good, and getting help and
advice from this forum and the vendors will be easier.
>  
> My gearbox swop from auto-manual was great. Five months on and its
still running without any problems. The 5-speed is a much better setup
than the auto in my opinion. How is yours coming along, apart from
your engine problem?
> 
> Thomas Mc Auley
> Vin #4087
> Belfast
> 
> mydmc5898 <mydmc5898@xxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone, recently I found out I may need to do some engine 
> work/rebuilding on my car. I'm having a compresion problem and was 
> told that there maybe something internal also wrong with it. Now I'm 
> more of a purist with the cars, as long as they are in a restorable 
> condtion, however mine has already been modified from and auto to a 
> 5-speed. I haven't been able to get my car looked at only beacuse of 
> the funds so its sitting quietly in the garage. I have very to 
> little to no mechanical experiance. But would am alwasy up for some 
> type of new venture. Now if the engine is going to need a complete 
> rebuild or if I do need a new one (worst case senerio) it would have 
> to sit for a long time as I just do not have the respurces to do 
> this in a resanble time. Between school and work time and money. 
> However if it does need to sit a






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