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I have a 96 SSEi, 210,000 kms (110,000 miles est). Anyway, I love my car. Spotless. You could eat off the engine. Back in the Fall, a belt fell off, I tried to drive to a service station and I unfortunately over heated my engine pretty bad. Expensive lesson learned! This started a knocking noise, took it in to get fixed and they told me I had to have the head gasket replaced and that the heads were warped. So they torn the top of my engine off and rebuilt it. $2000 Cdn. Ouch. 3 months later, started to hear another knocking type noise from the engine. Two days later, frayed the belt and stalled the engine. They tell me it was probably one of my connecting rods. When it overheated in the Fall, possibly made some of the parts brittle. Who knows.
Anyway now for the positive part, I have been without my car for 8 weeks, but I am now days away from getting it back. We managed to find a '97 engine with 115,000 kms on it, so we are switching it out completely. While we are at it, my tranny was starting to slip, so we picked up one of those as well, a new rebuild from GM.
So now that you have the background, my question is, what parts of my old engine should I keep for either replacement parts or for possible sale. I am thinking super charger, injectors, etc. But would really like to hear the reccomendations and feedback from the other experienced Bonnie owners on this site.