For the cost of getting a remanned, you could have the current engine rebuilt with a slight performance boost to boot. I've learned a great deal doing alot of this work myself (I am going through doing a total overhaul on my engine). Do some research for reputable rebuilders in your area...I was quoted a grand for a rebuild on my longblock, BUT I wanted near total control on what goes into this rebuild, which is why I am doing about half of the work myself. The other half is pretty much the shop RnRn' the engine for me.
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1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
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