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Old 08-08-2017, 08:06 PM
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Hey everyone, i am new to the fourm and new to owning a z32. I am in the process of pulling the old motor out of the car due to no compression. My buddy has a motor sitting in his shop that he needs out of the way. He was told it was a running motor, and he will sell it to me for $50. what all do i need to look for on these motor when it comes to a used motor. Thanks for any info and assistance!
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:53 AM
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I never trust anyone who says "it ran fine when pulled" if I didn't see it run fine. $50 for complete VG30DE is a great deal, but since it's already out, inspect it completely! Do a manual compression check, a USB scope camera ($10 on ebay) is very useful to check the cylinders. Drop oil pan & inspect. Replace the gaskets & seals, thermostat, timing belt & tensioner, etc.
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