I have noticed folks really go real far in replacing a lot of items in their engine down to short block when motor gets removed.
I had CEL/misfire and low compression in a cylinder.
The heads are off now off at machine shop. The pistons don't look bad but mechanic(his recommendation) is going to change out rings only as CYA. The only other thing getting changed out is timing belt & other belts, a few seals, banjo bolts and motor is going back in for $2800. The oem turbo he assessed even though 170k miles in really great shape for the age. No play etc.
My plan is 2-5 more years with LGT at 15k miles/year.
You guys think this is crazy idea to put in little money relative to the $5000 builds I see on this board?
Last edited by __raj; 05-10-2014 at 02:31 PM..