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time for a new motor???

Old 07-01-2007, 01:50 PM
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hey guys, i have had my 97 cobra for about 6 months and it has driven good for about a month. it seems like i fix 1 problem and a new 1 appears. i know the car is 10 yrs old and thats why i think its time for a new motor. the car has almost 146,000 on the clock. what do yall think??? thanks
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:53 PM
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if it's costing you quite abit of money to fix these problems i'd just swap another one in if that's what you'd want to do
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:39 PM
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Throw a new motor in if you have the cash becuase if you continue to fix problem after problem, you will wind up spending more than you would putting a new motor in the car. Plus, you are less likely (in most cases) to have a lot of problems with a new motor.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:45 PM
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You can expect your current bottom end and valvetrain to last around 200k if its maintained well. Some see more and some see less. If you drive your car constantly like I do, then id go ahead and start thinking about getting a new motor in there soon. It will happen but the question is when? Be prepared for it so you dont get blindsided by cost of a new one and install.....
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:00 AM
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You can expect your current bottom end and valvetrain to last around 200k if its maintained well. Some see more and some see less. If you drive your car constantly like I do, then id go ahead and start thinking about getting a new motor in there soon. It will happen but the question is when? Be prepared for it so you dont get blindsided by cost of a new one and install.....
Exactly, I assumed it was a daily driven car. If it is your only means of transportation, I would drop the new stuff in for the reliability.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:59 AM
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when i do get a new motor. what would yall suggest? just a stock replacement?
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:12 AM
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when i do get a new motor. what would yall suggest? just a stock replacement?
All depends on your future plans for the car.Give us soon insight on whatYOU expect out of it....F/I?...plan on a stout bottom end at some point pass the 400RWHP mark..(just dont forget the driveline problems that will occur from the EXTRA Horespower) ....depends on how deep your wallet is for the most part.
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