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87 Montero - Swap suggestions?

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Old 10-02-2010, 01:03 AM
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Just picked up a rust free 87 Montero. It has a blown head gasket, it's difficult to start, and shakes around violently while idling. It's knocking all over, the manifold is all rusted. It has 120k miles, I'm thinking I may as well have a new motor put in, it will probably be cheaper than fixing everything.

What should I get? A rebuilt 2.6l 4 cylinder will cost me $1,300 at least, it seems like I could find something bigger and better for that price. Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:57 PM
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If you need advice in this matter, post on the following site:

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/postli...t=&Board=UBB69


The guys here are very knowledgeable and responsive.
 
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:40 PM
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I would pull the engine and pull the head and pan and see if it is still a good foundation to rebuild. Might be cheaper to do rather than buying a longblock.
 
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