I just fixed the two main problems with the engine and it ran fine for about one hour. Unfortunately, I didn't know about another problem deep inside of the engine. The Oil Pump was on the verge of going out, and just as I got the motor running good, the oil pump completely went out and a second later, WHAM! The engine locked up hard and it's now a lost cause...
I was planning on buying a crate engine for my car sometime in the future, and I wanted to put something better than a 2.2 under the hood. I heard that my particular model can only bolt up to a Z24 2.4L engine without much (if any) modification.
I want a V6. Nothing more. But I am open to any options regarding what motors can bolt up, plus any modifications. So I guess what I'm asking is...
What motors can I bolt up to my car with minimal modification? Thanks!
To get a higher compression ratio you can do one of three things.Get domed pistons with valve recesses,mill the block or the easiest mill the head.Take a few thousandths off the head at a REPUTABLE machine shop and bolt it up but make damn good and sure your valves will clear the pistons while at TDC (Top Dead Center) before you mill that head and check after it's milled with the head torqued down,otherwise you'll do all that work only to destroy ALL of the valves AND pistons!Boring it out will ONLY add to your displacement ie. CID/CC/L maybe from 2.2 to 2.3 or so depending on wether or not you go .030 or .060 over if it will handle it.Then larger pistons and rings to match.That will help with the HP pluss mill the head to get 10:1 compression and run 93 octance and she'll purr nicely.Throw in a header,a good exhaust,highflow cat and muffler,knock off the AC compressor,cold air intake and she'll be top notch.Don't know if they make roller rockers for these or not.It really all depends on how far you want to go with it.Hope it helped and good luck boss!!!
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Whether your Malibu is: (a) 4 cylinder 2.4L SFI DOHC Vin "T", or (b) 6 cylinder 3.1L SFI OHV Vin "M"
SFI = fuel injected DOHC = dual overhead camshaft OHV = overhead valves Vin = 17-digit unique car identifier - the 8th digit identifies the engine (not the transmission), and as you can see, your engine will be identified by the 8th digit = "T" or "M"
your car has the Chevrolet 4T40E automatic transmission (aka "automatic transaxle") Here are some specifications:
For2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L SFI 6cyl engine, with which your specific vehicle is equipped, can be most
easily identified by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), located on
either the VIN tag, mounted in the upper left-hand corner of the
instrument panel, or on the vehicle certification label, located on the
driver-s side door pillar. The engine identifying code is the 8th digit
of the VIN. The engine VIN codes are as follows:
FIG: Engine identification codes may also be found on a label affixed to the left side rocker arm cover
Step 1: torque long bolts 8,4,1,5, & 9 to 46 Ft/Lbs
torque short bolts 7,3,2,6, & 10 to 43 Ft/Lbs Step 2: torque all bolts an additional 90 degrees
Recheck final torque in sequence
*** CAUTION ***
engine uses Torque To Yield head bolts (TTY) that
permanently stretch during the initial installation.
New head bolts must be used when cylinder head is
replaced or re-installed to obtain proper torque.
WEll it is possible it could be the idle air control. one the most comon problems is the fuel pressure regulator. To check it find the fuel rail the fuel regulator will have one vacuum hose on it remove the hose and check to see if it is wet with fuel if not have some one trun the key on or start the car if it leaks fuel out the regulator is bad. This would explain why its hard to start when it sits because it floods out the motor