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Old 07-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In that case, I would find a replacement engine for it.

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Old 07-30-2008, 10:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is what I had initially thought when posting this thread, and have been looking into a few options insofar as what kind of replacement engine I should get.

I'm hoping that someone around might know of a reputable company that sells reasonably priced rebuilds/remanucatered engines. (Or, if anyone knows of anyone looking to sell a decent condition used 1.0L) I'm hoping for an xfi, but beggars can't be choosers...
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Used motor

Since it sounds like the motor threw a rod out the side of your block,
which is probably NOT timing belt related,
but,
could be related to the re-man that was performed (incorrect torque on the rods or mains, forgetting to tighten the oil pump pick up tube, or any number of other reasons)
I would suggest a gently used motor.

I like this website

Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market

They have thousands of bone yards on the list and you can find one near your house or get something shipped to you from Mexico, or Canada, or South Carolina.

Engine swap on a Metro is fairly easy and straight forward.
You don't really need a hoist if you don't have one.
just be sure all the other fluids are drained first.
and remove all the pulleys on the front of the motor to give you room to pass the clutch.

I am in the process of thrashing mine right now.
keep us posted,
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Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market

They have thousands of bone yards on the list and you can find one near your house or get something shipped to you from Mexico, or Canada, or South Carolina.
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Awesome link! Thanks!
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This is sounding very much like what my mechanic told me, actually. (Including the part about how I ~could~ patch it together but probably shouldn't) He basically said things were disfigured badly enough that you couldn't really tell how they were originally.
Yup. It might be hard to get the pully/crankshaft positioned exactly for the weld, but you may luck out and save your rebuilt engine. That is significant! Be sure the weld ground goes to the pully and not to the block. You dont want to be pulling juice through the bearings. If it works, you are golden. If it does not work, replace the crankshaft and the pully, which you would have to do anyway.You own a 92 geo. You are, therefore, a defacto geo mechanic. Get a manual. Get four wrenches; 10, 12, 14, and 17mm. Get dirty. This is not for the timid.
If you want an XFI engine, get your camshaft reground to XFI specs. That is the only significant difference. And you can change it yourself.
I'd sure not buy another engine prior to exhausting possibilities with this one.
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CarPart.com - Quality Automotive Parts at Wholesale Prices

put in your information and what you want. Then places that have one will send you info and prices. Include your zipcode and specify you want a shipping price.

I prefer a used engine over over rebuilt personally. An engine assembled from all new parts in a factory is generally better than one assembled on a dirty workbench from new and used parts.
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Delta Camshaft in Tacoma can regrind your old stock cam for $50 to exact xfi specs. hope this helps. btw I have been able to buy several core engines for $50 to $100 here in Oregon. You might check Craigs list for rusty cars in Vancouver for cheap.
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Thanks for all the pointers, everyone. For now I'm going to wait until my dad comes (Sunday) and take a look at it with him to see if it may in fact be salvageable. I'm pretty sure I don't have a rod out the side of my engine, so it may in fact be salvagable? I'll see if I can post pictures of the damage when I get out to take a look at it, anyway.

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