Author Topic: my pintara, is it worth fixing? need advice please!  (Read 586 times)

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Offline pintochic

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Hi
So i have my beloved pinto its in pretty good nick but it blew a valve in cylinder 2 and mechanic reckons the rings are worn and thats why the sparkies are all glugged up even tho they are new.. its not blowing any smoke tho...
So i was quoted ,$1800-2000 to repair that motor.
Or find a second hand one and put it in for approx $1000...
I have 9 months rego left on it
I just got all the suspension bushes and boots done and new disc rotors and pads, pretty new tyres, exhaust fixed

I dont know what the best option is
Currently looking for a remanufactured cylinder head
Is it worth trying to find a new ca20e to put in?.

Any advice plz would be great. :)))
« Last Edit: May 9, 2016, 09:22PM by pintochic »

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Re: my pintara, is it worth fixing? need advice please!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 06:48PM »
Definitely do not repair the current motor. If you fix the top end the bottom end will fail shortly after. If you think everything else on the car will last a couple of years then I would be dropping a second hand motor in it.
I take it the $1000 to drop in a second hand motor includes the motor, parts and installation.

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Re: my pintara, is it worth fixing? need advice please!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 06:57PM »
Hi Dannymanno thanks for your advice.
Na the 1000 was just labour alone without engine or parts.
Assuming he is 100buks an hour, 10 hours to put a motor in..really?
I got it home today at least. Only had a few hundred metres to drive but she wouldnt go faster than 15ks lol poor pinny
Neways guess ill see if i can find something..

« Last Edit: May 10, 2016, 06:59PM by pintochic »