89 RS w/2.8 blown head gasket, will a 3.4 bolt right in?

We have an 89 with a 2.8 that just blew a head gasket. The motor only has 78K on it and I know that it needs valve seals as well. The oil looks like mud and the dipstick is a little blue, but who knows, it
may have always been blue?? Im faced with putting in new head gaskets and valve seals, or I have been told that a 3.4 from a newer Camaro will bolt right in. Im not sure if that is true or not...what is your opinion?
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When you do the valve seals, check the valve GUIDES while you're in there. I got new seals in the fall, but NOW I need guides as well...so there's a second trip to the garage when I should have been able to do it in one go. I'll leave the 2.8 for 3.4 swap issue to someone more qualified. ;)
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On 27 Feb 2005 18:22:21 -0500, HotRod53 <UseLinkToEmail@New & Used Cars Forums - AutoForumz.com> wrote:

A 3.1 or 3.4 from a car with the same engine orientation will pretty much drop right in. You can't use an engine from a car with a "sideways" mounted engine (too many exterior parts are different). I did a 3.1 swap on an 89 Camaro, and the only thing that had to be done was to plug a crankshaft sensor hole in the block that the 89 cars didn't use..
John Jones, Detroit
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"John Jones" wrote: > On 27 Feb 2005 18:22:21 -0500, HotRod53 <UseLinkToEmail@New & > Used > Cars Forums - AutoForumz.com> wrote: > > >I have been told that a 3.4 from a newer Camaro > >will bolt right in. Im not sure if that is true or > not...what is your > >opinion? > > A 3.1 or 3.4 from a car with the same engine orientation will > pretty > much drop right in. You can't use an engine from a car with a > "sideways" mounted engine (too many exterior parts are > different). I > did a 3.1 swap on an 89 Camaro, and the only thing that had to > be done > was to plug a crankshaft sensor hole in the block that the 89 > cars > didn't use.. > > John Jones, Detroit
Pulled the intake and found globs of sludge and a broken intake gasket near the right rear water jacket hole. Now what.....is it too damaged? Replace the gasket? Swap it with a 3.4? The motor probably was driven 30-50 miles with this leak.
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