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Old 05-27-2010, 05:07 AM
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In response to what I learned in the thread "car hesitates...help" I have discovered that my car's low power could be caused by a worn out fuel pressure regulator (and prolly fual filter) which would make buying a new engine unnecessary.

However my engine does still leak oil, and I've already had the rear main seal replaced. It leaked oil right after we got the rear main fixed, but I found out later my PCV valve had been bad all along, and since I was so worried about it leaking after it got fixed, I ended up overfilling my oil, which I now know both can cause the rear main to wear out.

Thus, if I compression/leakdown test it and it turns out the engine is actually still good, then all I have to do is find the leak and fix it (if it's rear main my mechanic should still warranty it) then replace my fuel pressure reg and fuel filter and the engine should run like new, and I don't even have to get a new engine, which would save me mad time and money. Of course I would also do a valve lash adjustment too, cuz the previous owner beat on it, see below.


The problem is, if I do this, it leaves me very little to no time to install an engine if I have to (if above method proves ineffectual) and then I'd be screwed.

So what do you guys think? Try to fix the old one or say screw it and replace the engine?

***Keep in mind that the rear main could be going because my crankshaft is misaligned or unbalanced, that the car makes some belt noises (not really squealing, but you can hear them going kinda loudly especially during start-up) which could be attributed to my belts being overtightened, and I was told the kid who had it before me went and redlined the engine alot before it was even broken in, so the whole engine could be ****ed for all I know. However even if I buy a used JDM H22a nothing says that engine won't be ****ed either...

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Old 05-27-2010, 05:21 AM
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Re: Time is not on my side...help

its all up to u mane. IMO i'd try to solve that problem or those problems instead of forking out a good penny on a new motor. fuel filter is only 25 bucks at autozone and im not sure about the fpr. its ur decision tho, we can't make it for u.
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Yeah I know it's my decision, which is why I'm asking...I've been known to make terrible decisions. So I was just curious to see what you guys would do.
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i would say try to fix it... filter is 25, the regulator is 50 at auto-zone.
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fix it up ***
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Re: Time is not on my side...help

I guess the concensus is to attempt to fix it. Sounds good to me, especially since I found out even if I bought an engine I couldn't bolt it on without buying a new trans anyway, which would be even more cash.
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