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Old 09-23-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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What to do with bad 2.5L?

Hey guys,

I recently bought a '99 2.5L with a cracked head. I am half way through a 996 3.4L swap and am wondering what options I have to unload the 2.5L.

I picked up an additional head so I have 1 good 4-6 head and 1 cracked 4-6 head. Along with the rest of the engine and intake.

If you were in my situation what would you do? Disassemble the engine and part it out? Sell engine as a whole? Rebuild engine and sell in running condition? Something else?

Thanks for the input
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Hey guys,

I recently bought a '99 2.5L with a cracked head. I am half way through a 996 3.4L swap and am wondering what options I have to unload the 2.5L.

I picked up an additional head so I have 1 good 4-6 head and 1 cracked 4-6 head. Along with the rest of the engine and intake.

If you were in my situation what would you do? Disassemble the engine and part it out? Sell engine as a whole? Rebuild engine and sell in running condition? Something else?

Thanks for the input
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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If your a rebuilder, I would fix it and sell it to someone in need. Remember reading sometime last week, someone in need of a 2.5 engine. thinking........
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:52 AM   #5
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Cracked heads can sometimes be repaired.
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In Colorado, eh... I might take it off your hands.
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Hey guys,

I recently bought a '99 2.5L with a cracked head. I am half way through a 996 3.4L swap and am wondering what options I have to unload the 2.5L.

I picked up an additional head so I have 1 good 4-6 head and 1 cracked 4-6 head. Along with the rest of the engine and intake.

If you were in my situation what would you do? Disassemble the engine and part it out? Sell engine as a whole? Rebuild engine and sell in running condition? Something else?

Thanks for the input
Rennlist thread with interesting photos. The guy who did the work is very familiar the m96.
http://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/503269-intermix-cracked-head-repair-new-post.html
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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In Colorado, eh... I might take it off your hands.
Yes I live in Denver but the engine is in Greeley. Both heads are off but the block is still intact. You're welcome to come look at the engine anytime this weekend if you like.

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Rennlist thread with interesting photos. The guy who did the work is very familiar the m96.
Intermix/Cracked head repair - Page 3 - Rennlist Discussion Forums
That is interesting. If needed the engine I might've tried that route.
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There is pretty good demand for 2.5L motors due to the Spec racing series. As long as it hasn't run a bunch of grenade frag through it she should be useable as a rebuild. If you choose to do the work, document everything for a prospective buyer so they know what they are getting.
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I would make a coffee table out of it with glass top. cant beat that
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There is pretty good demand for 2.5L motors due to the Spec racing series. As long as it hasn't run a bunch of grenade frag through it she should be useable as a rebuild. If you choose to do the work, document everything for a prospective buyer so they know what they are getting.
Thanks for the input. Where would you recommend I advertise it to get it in front of the spec racers?
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I did send a PM...not sure if you received it.
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I did send a PM...not sure if you received it.
I did and replied. if I post the engine for sale else where, I'll give you right of first refusal since you're local.
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