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Old 15-10-2007, 05:29 PM
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Hey guys,
was drvinig home from gf house south of river on sunday when started hearing funny noises, oil light came on so pulled over and got towed home, mechanic got the car today and gave me the bad news, blew a piston straight through the block not happy at all, anyone point in right direction for an upgraded engine.
car is a 92 rs liberty.
any help would be much appreciated,
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Old 15-10-2007, 05:32 PM
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windowed the block? good effort!
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Old 15-10-2007, 05:33 PM
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Shit Rhys! Thats bad news dude. Time to get that gc8 you've been looking at?
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Geez.

Was the motor rebuilt at all recently, or standard?
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Buy a complete early GC8 WRX engine from Ichiban for about $1000. Drop that in. Done. Probably looking at about $2K for supply, freight, and labour.

Or If you want to get something a little more...

Buy a complete V3 STI engine. Swap your intake manifold over onto the V3 Engine. Bolt it in. Done. Closer to $4K for this engine swap. But its a much much much better engine. Worth it if youve got the extra dosh.
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Another option – I know someone, well it’s me, who will have a GC8 block available early in December. I expect it to be in good condition. Not sure yet if the heads will also be available.
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I have a 92 EJ20T, same as your that will be coming out of my car in about 6 weeks time. You might be interested in that?
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nah it had not been modded for about 3 months, but i have got a twin turbo to put in the just get in converted to single turbo my mechanic is going to do it for cheap then its good bye liberty and hello wrx.
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If you need a tt libo half cut let me know as we have one laying around ..??
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