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Old 02-12-2019, 03:58 PM   #26
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First car should always be Fox body mustang...stupid kids
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:13 PM   #27
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Iím not gonna buy a corolla, I love the WRX and itís been my dream car since I was a little kid, plus Iím using all my money to rebuild it. Iím not about to buy another car and pay for registration and insurance. Especially as a high school student I think two cars is unnecessary since Iím going to college soon and moving around. Too much of a PITA.
Top Gear Top Tip: You're still a kid.

Get rid of the money pit, buy a cheap commuter, get through HS and college, get a decent job, then maybe get a new WRX after you're established / have your own place etc....



Trust us old ****s, this car will give you nothing but heartache.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:18 PM   #28
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These engines are so sensitive you can even have a failure after a mere 15 years of use!

somebody must have lugged it right after 9-11 and it's been a ticking time bomb ever since

And then during the housing boom somebody probably didn't let the oil come up to full temp one day before driving

Then during an Obama inauguration party it was probably floored in 4th gear once

Then after the Deep Water Horizon oil spill it was lugged again

Then Trump became president and somebody put a cold air kit on it and didn't get a pro tune

And here we are, 3 presidents later. Spun rod bearing.
Kids these days.
It has definitely had a helluva run. And with a small turbo and some TLC it has been a fine vehicle.

But I sense theres a bit of sarcasm here. Not sure who put a bee in your bonnet, but I was just trying to stress to this 16 year old, inexperienced child, that he needs to take care when putting it all back together.

I wish him luck. Done right it will be a rewarding experience albeit an expensive one.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:53 PM   #29
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These engines are so sensitive you can even have a failure after a mere 15 years of use!

somebody must have lugged it right after 9-11 and it's been a ticking time bomb ever since

And then during the housing boom somebody probably didn't let the oil come up to full temp one day before driving

Then during an Obama inauguration party it was probably floored in 4th gear once

Then after the Deep Water Horizon oil spill it was lugged again

Then Trump became president and somebody put a cold air kit on it and didn't get a pro tune

And here we are, 3 presidents later. Spun rod bearing.
Kids these days.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:38 PM   #30
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Buy a salvage engine.

Even a JDM salvage engine (EJ205).

That's going to be your cheapest option, and you could possibly get it with the turbo included.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:13 AM   #31
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But I sense theres a bit of sarcasm here.
What gave it away?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:48 AM   #32
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:37 AM   #33
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I'm with Charlie here. You say you've got some help lined up. Good. That's a good chunk of change you're not going to have to spend. Seriously, source a low miles JDM swap-in engine. Your mechanic can help you make sure it's in good condition or help you source it from a reliable source.

It's going to be more reliable than trying to rebuild and cost about the same amount in the long run.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:16 PM   #34
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Updates? Hows the rebuild coming?
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:55 PM   #35
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Default Amazon shortblock!

I actually ordered a shortblock off amazon. . . showed up in a box on a UPS truck. $2050.00 and i have about 10k miles on it so far, so good!

I did new oil pump, pickup tube, heads checked and new valve seals, open source tune, im about $4k in the rebuild. I feel like this is the most reliable, cheapest route.

good luck with the build - its a slippery slope when money is tight. for cheap transportation, you can't beat the early 90's accords - good luck and keep us posted!
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