This is what this looks like in that j-body.org. I'm all for good
mods and swapping engines for repair or for extra horses without too
much add ons, others can do to theirs for showy look but this isn't
Compare this site to www.allpar.com and I'm on eek and minivans
mailing list that are for chryslers vehicles and I wish I able to get
a chrysler car because of excellent imformal support there. I had
gotten two opporunities that I can't pass and got both driveable
j-cars instead for real deal, but either one needs TLC badly to pass
and use one of them as beater to drive for experience & pass both
tests in it then sell it with savings get new or used decent car that
I really like with G license in hand.
Right now I'm at a point after vacation to get both checked by a
mechanic (have not found one that I feel comfortable with their
advices before investing in their estimate $1,000 bodywork by bodyshop
personnel already looked at both, (Maaco, but better than average than
other Maaco shops), on one that is best one out of two. Use the other
car for parts like hood and such. That area is why I need info about
Sunbird '91 w/ 3spd auto was commuter car and was in country home
where owner lived, 196,000km. Cavalier '89 was city car with unknown
history on it, 140,000km but body looked marginally better but hood is
perfect. Both have all four doors has rust also has rocker panels
I already bought service manual for the sunbird SLE 91 before got that
Cavalier. I didn't realize both engines isn't same even both are
2.0L! Sheesh. That's not I expected because of Chrysler kept similar
engine longer: 2.2, 2.5L from '84 to 1994, same with 3.0 and 3.3L.
But this GM changed so much too quickly what drives me away and asking
Aw! I know that, what I meant, pick out the 3.3 out of '95 in
junkyard and expect it to be same with minor external parts
differences and stuff that into older 3.3 vehicle and will work.
Really!? I know both cav & sun 2.0 engines aren't same. You could
either here or email with this advantages and disadvanges of this 2.0L
That cav '89 2.0 is an OHV? And where is the "distributor"? That
sunny car has it on the side of fake head "cam carrier". :-)
Now, I need to make sure which part is leaking oily stuff, just enough
to coat certain areas, area at belts side, car has power steering.
Head is dry as dusty on the side facing front. I knew that on 2.2 &
2.5 is rather common for leaky valve covers. But I couldn't find info
about this kind for cavalier 2.0L OHV.
Me too and chrysler in general but that will be my next one in future,
either 'van or Neon or mint K-car, friends badmouth K's. Have worked
with my friend on his old 90 'van 2.5L. What a joy to work on and
very shade-tree mechanic friendly. That van especially if unloaded
you don't need to jack up to pull that gas tank, drop & drag it out
Ah...gotcha. It's not that much different with a lot of the
Well, both engines are quite tough as far as overall reliability.
In other words, it's rare to see one of them "blow up". But
the Overhead Cam engine in the Pontiac J-bodies was notorious
for head gasket leaks. Mainly oil leaks from the head at the
rear of the engine. This engine is costlier to repair, both parts
The 2.0 Chev Overhead Valve engine had head gasket problems
too, but at least it's less labour and parts are cheaper. Other then
that, they were quite robust.
> That cav '89 2.0 is an OHV? And where is the "distributor"? That
The distributor or coil packs are on the back side of the engine, under
the intake manifold. Fun stuff.
> Me too and chrysler in general but that will be my next one in future,
Yep, the k-cars are little shit boxes, but they are very easy and
cheap to work on. I've run two of them now over the last 6 years
and they have cost me "nothing". Oh yeah, I had to put a head
gasket in my latest last year. Took me all of 45 minutes at
work one day. Had a MAP sensor go on me a while back,
unplugged it and drove around until I had time to run out to
the wrecking yard. Picked up about 6 MAP's...(wasn't quite
sure which ones were the right ones, if any) and the old girl
was running great in a few minutes. Cost of the MAP....$1.00.
You can't really do anything special to keep them in good
condition. I would advise against shampooing your engine
as spraying water around them can often end up causing
problems with either the coils or the module.
> I thought this OHV 2.0L is chain? Because I don't see that typical
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