It'* not too late for anything really. The car is sitting at the dealer with the UIM/LIM and both heads off. I'm looking at new head gaskets and a LIM gasket too. I really hope the lower end doesn't corrode. I have have been trying to figure out how to get it home, I have nowhere to put it in Montreal. I'm thinking I have to rent a truck and a tow dolly to bring back to my place where it at least can be garaged.
I am no stranger to engine work, but I'm not the one who took it apart and that'* a big minus for me. I have no experience with these 3.8Ls, only GM smallblock V8s and VW fours :p
I'm going to need the best service manual I can get, and really at this point, with the motor half torn down already and sitting in contaminated oil, I'm really considering an L67 swap. What do you guys think? I can get a low mileage L67 near my home for $900. Use my tranny a short while being nice and easy and get the diff update in ohio when I get the chance? I have the time to work out harness issues, and I already see some info out there on the web.
It'* already a fully loaded SSE, I have the HUD, Bose, Leather, I just lack the */C and the boost gauge, and maybe the selectable suspension.