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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:15 pm 
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so my car wasnt running great then it s**t itself the other day.
(3.9 i6 auto lpg)
symptoms:
blowing smoke/steam from zorst
running real ruff
oil/water mixed
(recently put oil in)

so im thinking its either head or maybe manifold gasget or maybe a cracked head. (im an absolute noob when it comes to engines) ????

if it is. how much should it cost to get fixed??? (currently at mechanics)

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:20 pm 
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well its gonna be either a head gasket or a crack (more likely a gasket though) Getting the gasket replaced by a mechanic may cost you anywhere from between $600 - $1000 depending where you go, $300 if you do it yourself and get someone to reco the head. or $50 if you do everything yourself including doing a s**t job on your head (which I wouldn't recmmend).

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:21 pm 
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i'd say either head gasket or cracked head.
head gasket about 700ish, cracked head will be a few more quid... not the best thing baout owning an e series 6 lol..
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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:06 pm 
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is it almost worth getting a recod engine put in then?

how much would one of them set me back

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:11 pm 
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is it almost worth getting a recod engine put in then?

how much would one of them set me back

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yeh, well you would probably want to put in a later engine like an EL engine or something. Now i'm assuming you have a 3spd auto, not sure if you would need to change that to either a 4spd auto or 5 spd manual. Also if your current engine is CPI instead of MPFI, you will definately notice a difference in power between your old and new. As a rough guess, I would say $1500 installed.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:13 pm 
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its mpfi and 4spd auto
id prob get a recod edd 4l. that would bolt strait in wouldnt it??? what about smartlock. how much for the eng est???

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:35 pm 
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SlickNCGhia wrote:
is it almost worth getting a recod engine put in then?

how much would one of them set me back

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yeh, well you would probably want to put in a later engine like an EL engine or something. Now i'm assuming you have a 3spd auto, not sure if you would need to change that to either a 4spd auto or 5 spd manual. Also if your current engine is CPI instead of MPFI, you will definately notice a difference in power between your old and new. As a rough guess, I would say $1500 installed.


all fairlanes are mpfi, and all NC's are 4 speed

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:40 pm 
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spot on. any idea on ed recond price

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:44 pm 
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you can get an au engine off ebay for like 600 bucks lol.
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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:47 pm 
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yeah but its prob in as bad conditon as mine now

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:08 pm 
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yeah but its prob in as bad conditon as mine now


probably not, they come with a guarantee (i think :? ) and AU motors are bullet proof. They have a metal headgasket and tougher head bolts and a stonger bottom end.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:12 pm 
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if im gonna be sheeling out money for a new engine. i want it to be reconditioned and garunteed. so i dont wind up spending more of my hard earned

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:39 pm 
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I was told by 'rushed' that an AU engine is just about as difficult to install as a BA engine as the K frame has to be modifed, and yes, the ED will be a straight bolt on, not sure about setting up smart lock but just wait till 'stockstandard' comes on, he'll give you a definate answer.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:48 pm 
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is the head really that easy to crack??? on here I havent heard of anyone cracking a head on a i6

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:52 pm 
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The AU engine is harder to put into an EF/EL as far as i know but the EA-ED should be much easier. There was an AU engine for 550 on EBay with a guarantee....but freight cost would have cost me 250...so 800 all together. but can't remember if it was reconditioned or not though it did 90xxxkms or so.

 

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