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 Post subject: Junkyarding a motor
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:35 am 
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I'm looking at pulling a used motor at a junkyard to rebuild. Ran across 3 different one's yesterday. Any advise on how to pick the best one of the three?

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyarding a motor
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:41 am 
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what are the three motors?

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyarding a motor
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:12 am 
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All Three are G10's. Two are off 90's and one is a 92. Two of them are automatics and one is a 5 speed.I'm looking to do a rebuild to replace my current 90 Vert. Looks like the cost of the motor would be around $260.00

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyarding a motor
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:15 pm 
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Best advice I can give,

Look at the Odo if the cars still have one, go for the newest with the least number of miles.

Then take off the valve cover, look at the cam shaft, if everything up top looks good...

Pull the head, check and see what the bores and combustion chambers look like. Also a good chance to see if the valves are in good shape, etc.

That should help limit the chances of pulling a lemon. If you want to be real sure, after you have the motor pulled, flip it upside down, and take off the oil pan, and inspect.

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyarding a motor
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:27 am 
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As Gamefoo said, no real way to tell without taking it apart, the only thing you have with the engine together is odometer mileage. Multiply the mileage by 1.4 for the automatic, they turn much faster.

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