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 Post subject: '97 Metro engine blown
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:52 am 

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Location: Michigan
Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I just joined today but have been lurking on this site for some time. Its great.

I have a '97 Geo metro with a 1.0l 3 cylinder 5 speed. It has 170,000 on it and on my way to work yesterday it quit and when I got out there was oil all over the ground. :cry: This car saves me a TON of money on gas and I am not ready to give up on it just yet. Not to mention it has new axles (last week) , new tires, clutch, brakes, water pump, timing belt, oh and new wipers last week. HA HA. But seriously I drive 65 miles each way to work (all highway) and would like to fix/rebuild it. I am mechanically inclined (my dad taught shop class) and am best friends with a master mechanic at our local Ford dealer. We would like to know if and what year Geo engines we can swap into this thing with the least amount of hassle. I have found several on Craigslist in my area but was unsure of the compatibility between the years. I imagine I need a OBD-II engine if I want to use my computer that's in the car now? I should mention that tomorrow we will be digging into this thing and actually seeing what went wrong. It was getting dark when it happened and I had to work today. I love this car and I want to fix it so any and all help would be greatly apprieciated.

Thank you

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:07 pm 
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I haven't been on the forum for a while, sorry. Basically you want a G10 block and you can swap over everything. Do not use a cork oil pan gasket, your crank position sensor won't like it, use RTV. You can rebuild the engine with parts from Parts Dinosaur.

The entire rebuild is described at The Weekend Rebuild:

could be the distributor seals went and it's full of oil and won't work. A cam shaft seal mimics a main seal and would spill oil all over your driveshaft position sensor. Remove timing belt cover to find out.

Have fun,
Bad Bent
'91 Metro, rescued from trip to junk yard. SuzukiRD Underpulley & Header. 3Tech 9mm plug wires & 218/350 cam +10 gear, Bosch Plat. +4s, FlameThrowerII, synthetic fluids. K&N, Optima, Catco, Jones glasspack, & KYB struts. Vortekx Generators, Air dam, 7mm ground system, Ram Air. No TBI bridge. No A/C - roof scoop works.
'96 Metro - The Wife's car: SuzukiRD Underpulley, 3Tech econo cam +10 gear, K&N, KYB, Bosch, Syn. & grounded. No TBI bridge.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:29 am 
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you can use any g10 engine block as a replacment with a few things to look out for.


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