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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Gday, not sure if I'm putting this in the right thread,

Me little 88 courier ute engine has shyte itself, I'm guessing a cracked head... But I was halfway through looking at upgrading for my new business. so instead of spending 12 grand or so on a xh or something I was thinking doing the little courier up.

Does anyone know anything about reco engines and what would be my options for an 88 courier?? Can I go something different in there or am I best to stick with a 2 litre...


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I'm sure you could go something different in there, but as for what I don't really know & besides I think the Courier motors have always been pretty good - if you're after more performance you can always do your motor up.

You are talking about reco motors, but as I say to a lot of people - why not just fix yours (unless there's heaps wrong and there would be major parts cost involved). Why do you think it's a cracked head as opposed to just a head gasket or something? Pulling the head of yourself to have a look and fix if it's something simple is easy and doesn't cost anything except for the price of a few gaskets etc.

As a side note, my Dad has a Bravo 4x4 Dual Cab, but is '95 with the G6 motor. As it happens I just helped him replace the head gasket and we lapped the valves etc. and checked it over while it was apart. The problem was actually that half the head bolts were loose (due to dodgey post-delivery scheduled servicing by the dealer when my Dad used to take it to them for maintenance) meaning the 3rd/4th cylinders had bugger all compression, were ingesting a little water and the car resultingly had no power and bad misfire etc. Good as new now.

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Yep above as said..Or visit a Mazda wreckers.Especially a jap import.He may have a latter model engine there..Find out what family your engine is then you'll know what can be swapped in...The head bolts give up after a while with the expansion rates going on...Those 12 valve motors are as tough as...

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