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BOB EUGENI

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ENGINE NOISE
« on: April 22, 2008, 08:33:20 AM »
2002 COLLECTOR EDITION TRANS AM...20000 MILES. I HAVE BEEN USING CASTROL SYNTEC 10W30 OIL SINCE FIRST OIL CHANGE....PONTIAC DEALER HAS CAR NOW AND PULLED ENGINE BECAUSE ALL BEARINGS ARE EXCESSIVELY WORN, CAM AND MAIN BEARINGS... THEY WANT TO REPLACE MOTOR... SHOULD I INSIST ON USING THE SAME BLOCK SO THE NUMBERS MATCH OR IS THAT IMPORTANT?.. PONTIAC SAID THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE WITH THIS TYPE MOTOR.

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Re: ENGINE NOISE
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:02:09 AM »
Just like with the Older Trans Ams from the 70's, a matching numbers motor is VERY important in the vlaue of a car.  Right now, it doesn't make alot of difference, but as time goes on, having that numbers matching motor is very important to have.  I factory service replacement motor is ok if you keep all of the paperwork and documentation on where and when it was done, but not as good as the original one.  I would highly suggest trying to put back in that same motor.  Did they give you any ideas as to why it is so worn on the inside?
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Re: ENGINE NOISE
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 01:56:04 PM »
It would help too if you could some how buy or get the old block.

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