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Old 12-08-2020, 02:32 AM   #31
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So next I have to take the engine out of the donor van. The plan is to put it on the engine stand and replace all the gaskets before it goes back in. Also going to replace the torque converter seal. It doesn't look like I'll be able to keep it long-term, so after it's all put back together I'm probably going to give it to someone I know who could really use a running vehicle. I would totally buy another one of these, though. It's actually pretty easy to work on and parts for these are DIRT cheap.
Yep, been a couple years.

So, how's the "beater" running?
Did the replacement engine workout?
Still got it?


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Old 12-08-2020, 03:26 AM   #32
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Yep, been a couple years.

So, how's the "beater" running?
Did the replacement engine workout?
Still got it?


Inquiring minds wanna know!
Haha no. It went to the crusher after the donor engine ended up being a DOA. One day I'd love to buy another one for like $100 because the transmission slips and see if I can't take it apart and make it work again. It's actually a very simple (and at the time, revolutionary) design. Contrary to popular belief they usually die from neglect/abuse and not because of any inherent design flaws. The 3.3 v6 is also a very simple engine and IMO one of the better engines Chrysler has made over the years. Gotta get my own place first though. All in good time.
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:22 PM   #33
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K, thanks for updating this thread. Well, keep your eyes open.

LOL Yea, I've sent many misc motors off after discovering that the time/effort is needed elsewhere.
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