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Re: help doing engine swap in my '92 eagle 2000 GTX ('92 Galant)


cspetros
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 817606 posted 08/04/09 08:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If I were strapped and needed a car quick, I'd try to squeeze my cash till it screams for mercy but still try to get something halfway decent. Something foreign like a late 80s early 90s Honda Accord, Mazda, etc. My Galant is only my second car, so I'm only going by what other people in my family have experienced. My cousin had an 88 Accord, and she drove it all through college. It had over 300000 miles on it before the automatic tranny finally died. The engine still ran though. Granted, she did keep up on the maintenance. My Dad's old Subaru GL sedan lasted for years, and finally died.

You might put a post up over in the anything goes section and ask other members what they've done in situations like these and what reliable beater's they've had.

Are you going to college this fall or are you still in HS?

I want a puppy too .


Edited by cspetros (08/04/09 08:25 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 817757 posted 08/05/09 10:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i graduated HS in 2008.
i was working for the last year, and now im gonna be going to college this fall.
btw, this is my puppy.
he is part sheep dog, part lab. and hes sooooo cute!


right now for a vehicle, im looking at a 1996 nissan king cab XE pickup.
its got a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine, and its rear wheel drive. gets about 21mpg. other sites say it gets about 27mpg highway, and 23mpg city.

this is what the ad says.
1996 Nissan pickup, black and blue paint with pinstripping between colors. The body is in excellent shape for its age and has been undercoated every year. It has a 2.4 liter 4 cyl. engine with a 5 speed trans. which is very good on gas. There are currently 348,000 kms on it and if maintained, will go at least 350,000 more. All new brake system installed and all fluids have been flushed and replaced. I have a Sony headunit installed along with 4 MTX Audio speakers. **I also have 4 brand new Goodyear Nordic winter tires mounted on factory chrome Nissan rims which i am including**.





and hes offering to sell it for $1500 (CAD)



Long live the Grandaddy of the EVO!

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cspetros
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 817877 posted 08/05/09 03:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That puppy is just plain cute. I want one, but I'm not allowed to have one where I'm living right now.

The truck looks good too. 348k kms is about 216237 miles. Have you test driven it? Does it burn/leak oil? What radio stations were pre-programmed into the radio . Sometimes you can tell about things like that.

Let us know.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 818062 posted 08/06/09 12:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i havent test driven it yet, but im going to on friday.
they live in PEI, so the radio stations would be different there.

i saw on some reviews, that some people have these things running more than 500k miles!
super reliable, and from what ive been told, still runs great.
in addition to the brake systems and all fluids being replace, the fuel lines have all been replaced.

ill see what its like when it gets here.

im also considering a 2000 toyota echo. that one is going for $2000.
4 doors. 1.5L 4 cylinder. standard.


- 1,496 cc 1.5 liters 4 in-line engine with 75 mm bore, 84.7 mm stroke, 10.5 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder
- Unleaded fuel
- Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 6.2
- Multi-point injection fuel system
- Main 45 liter unleaded fuel tank
- Power: SAE and 80 kW , 108 HP @ 6,000 rpm; 105 ft lb , 143 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

what do you think?

i also checked out the stats for the nissan pickup.
- 2,389 cc 2.4 liters 4 in-line front longitudinal engine with 89 mm bore, 96 mm stroke, 8.6 compression ratio, cast iron block, light alloy head, overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and three valves per cylinder
- Unleaded fuel
- Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 8.7
- Multi-point injection fuel system
- Main 60 liter fuel tank
- Power: 100 kW , 134 HP @ 5,200 rpm; 154 ft lb @ 3,600 rpm



Long live the Grandaddy of the EVO!

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cspetros
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 818623 posted 08/07/09 03:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like the truck better than the Echo . But that's just me. You can haul car parts in the back of the truck, too .

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 818741 posted 08/07/09 11:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
lol, i would have like the truck too, but it was a little underpowered.
i took it for a test drive.
so i slam on the gas and take my foot off the clutch, and... it almost bogged down on me.
no wheel spin, no fun.
and the body was a little worse off than i had thought, and from what it looked like in the pics.

but, i stumbled across something even better!
a 1989 Nissan 240 SX fastback! $2500


Inline 4 KA24E Single Over Head Cam "SOHC"
Brand new 2 year inspection, July
160000km on engine

235000km on body

2dr fastback "notchback"
AEM Short RAM intake
Rear Wheel Drive
Removable Sunroof

Short shifter (have stock shifter as well)
3" cat back exhaust, 4" Tip
7 Spoke rims from 1992-1995 model
4 new winter tires. Back Goodyear. Front hankook.
Alarm with remote from Glubies
10,000k HIDs unwired
15" Rockford Fosgate PUNCH
Rockford Fosgate 500.1 mono amp
front speakers: 2way pioneer 4x6"
rear speakers: 6" round JL audio mid subs

New fuel pump and alternator belt
approx 160hp and 172 ft-lb torque

so what do you think guys? and remember this is all in canadian dollars!

the only hard part will be making a convincing argument to my parents, who will want me to go with the 11 years newer echo. well see what happens.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 818742 posted 08/07/09 11:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
sorry, for some reason the pic is not working...
heres a link for the add on kijiji. here



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 819222 posted 08/09/09 11:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hmm. What's the mileage on the Echo?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 819689 posted 08/11/09 10:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
280k km



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 820139 posted 08/12/09 07:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Buy the Toyota and DRIVE. The LAST thing you need is a 240SX. You do not need two modified cars.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 820143 posted 08/12/09 07:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Mark LaVallee:

You do not need two modified cars.




Two modified cars? The 2000GTX that he has is now essentially a stock DOHC N/T Galant. It isn't being "pushed" at all. I have to say, though, that having a modified car for a daily driver might require more maintenance.

At this point, it may be an issue of reliability, more than coolness .


Edited by cspetros (08/12/09 07:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 821858 posted 08/19/09 08:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well, plans have now changed even further....
im not buying any car, and im going to be attending CUC in Lacombe, Alberta.
im driving out with a friend.
so were packing up her corolla, and going on a road trip across Canada!
i leave sunday.
which means that my poor car will stay home... i have to get a cover for it.
my parents want to be able to use the garage in the winter.
ill be back in the summer to work on it.
maybe ill pick up some parts while im out in alberta.

well, this sucks, and is awesome at the same time.
i will get the car done.....eventualy!



Long live the Grandaddy of the EVO!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 822003 posted 08/19/09 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Congrats! School is more important. The car will always be there. The opportunity for school may not be. Take it and run

Have a good time, and stay in touch man.

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