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2.3 Microbus engine
01-01-2016, 07:49 AM
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2.3 Microbus engine
I have overcooked the 2.3 5-cylinder in my 1997 Microbus when a water pipe burst. Even the o-ring on the water line out of the engine melted, gasket material are oozing out of the cylinder head gasket. Engine oil burnt fairly dark. After cooling down the starter turns the engine, but it does not fire up
Since every repairer is closed for the new year, it gives me time to ask around - who has a good replacement engine for me?
I would prefer the identical engine so that I need not make any modifications, on the other hand, maybe it is a good opportunity to convert to diesel?
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01-02-2016, 06:37 PM
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RE: 2.3 Microbus engine
the combi 5 cyl motor is not easy to rebuild, used motors are very hard to find, best conversion is a golf 2.0i,

or an import 20 valve 2.3i 5cyl, lots of mods needed but run really well.

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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