10-16-2015, 11:28 PM
Join Date: Oct 2015
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Which option to go towards?
Alright here's the rundown:
1994 C package, 150k miles with no maintenance records, I've had the car 6 months.
Front main seal (as far as i can tell...maybe the oil pan but my research has lead to me thinking thats not very common) has started leaking the past couple weeks.
Drips probably a drop a day so its not terrible, just annoying.
So heres the dilemma, fix the front main seal and timing belt since i am not sure the last time it has been done. Possibly fix any other problems that arise. Im guessing this will cost around $300.
Buy a 99-00 motor and drop that in for around $900. This will cure the leaks that I have and, in addition, give me a little up in power and torque. I could go for the VVT motor, but my research shows that it is much easier for a 99-00 due to the wiring for the VVT mechanism. But not sure if that is work the extra gain in torque throughout the midrange. And here is why, my end goal is to turbo the car. I will be happy at 200whp with this car.
SO, since I am turboing the car, is the swap beneficial for me in the long run? Is it a waste of the money?
I am leaning towards just fixing the front main seal and whatever else I find since my end goal is to turbo later on. My order of upgrades would be, MSPNP3 first, injectors, then turbo kit. (of course with other components to match such as brakes, tires, clutch)
Just wanted to make sure I am not missing something very obvious in this. Thanks all,