Agree. Every 'easy swap' I've been around gets
into unexpected parts to make it fit and
If you live where there are emission
inspections, a change in VIN may trigger some
I have seen them run with coolant in the oil for a long time with no damage
to the bearings. You are correct that a swap may be the better way to go if
bearing damage occured. One other point worth mentioning is that swapping the
original engine with a used engine is that the used engine will also have the
gaskets fail at a later date as well.
Catherine (I guess),
Find out exactly what engine you have in the 94 Achieva and what is in
the 91 Olds.
Lets assume, for grins, that it is a 3.1 liter GM engine.
Then go to www.car-part.com and do a search for a 3.1 litre engine to fit
94 Achieva. You may get a ton of replies, but you may be able to quickly
if the same 3.1 engine in the 91 Olds is a "fit".
If you cant do the swap yourself, you will probably have to have someone
do it for you, and this should run in the range of $500 or a bit more.
Labor, I mean.
And if you do it, be sure that you have the gaskets replaced, belts,
ignition wires, etc
before the dude does the swap for you.
It would cost you a grand, give or take.
Are you still interested??
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