My car died on me the other day. I think one of the head gaskets is blown. I will buy a new engine for this car after the holidays and get my ride back on the street.
I am taking my car to the shop and sending my heads to the machine shop. If my heads are usable I will have some work done to them before I put them back on. If I need a new engine I will swap in a 3400.
Those FWD Chevys looking at each other.
Started the car today and the bottom end of the motor started knocking. Looks like I am going to have to swap motors anyway.
3-3-2008: My 3400 swap is not going as planned so I will be buying a 60K 3.1L I found close by. I will run it stock until the warranty is over then start modding the 3.1.
3-5-2008: I had to replace some parts on the new engine before I put it in. I bought new motor mounts, new water pump, thermostat, plugs and wires, EGR valve and new crank sensor and crank seal. After 3 trips to the parts store the car started and went for a test drive. I will run it some more tomorrow and see if its ready for the road.
3-6-2008 The car seems to be running fine so I will drive it to work Friday.
3-7-2008 I drove my car to work today. It seems to be running good and I will be back to modding this car soon.