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  1. Earlier this year I blew an oil line in my 2007 CTS and it caused my engine block to blow. I am in the process of looking for a new engine or an entirely new car for parts. I had an offer come up for a 2006 CTS 3.6 L engine with 80k miles. I have tried to find the dimensions for the engines but have failed. From my research, I have discovered that it is quite common for the 2006-2008 models to have engine failures. My question is... Will a 2006 engine fit inside my 2007 CTS?
  2. I have a 99 Grand Am SE with 186K miles on it. It has had its share of problems within the past 6 months. To call it an oil "leak" would be an understatement. The oil is literally dropping right out of the bottom. I have to carry a quart of oil in my car and top it off a bit to get the "low oil" light to come off. The car will drive about 20 miles before the "low oil" light comes on again. I have to refill the oil every time i park and restart the car. A little history: For the 6 years or so, I'm pretty sure I had a head gasket or lower intake valve leak. These engines are known for this. But I was able to easily manage this. This would cause the coolant to slowly leak, and every month I would top off the reservoir. The oil would leak/burn too, but not much - I'd use just a quart in between oil changes. Then within the past couple years, it became progressively worse. The coolant began to leak faster, perhaps weekly, and the car would tend to overheat in the summer - so I had to run the heat in the summer to keep the thermostat level. In the winter, with the heat already running, the engine runs too cool and thermostat never reaches 200 degrees. At one point this winter, my oil was so thick and yellow sludge from not warming up enough. I am probably going to buy a new car at this point, I think it's done. Just wondering what the problem is or if I could plug up the hole somehow at home.
  3. Hi I desperately need help choosing between 5 cars. First off. gas mileage and the price of the vehicle itself isn't a factor. Interior materials and things like that aren't issues for me either. However reliability and sportiness/power do matter to me. I have done my research and found 5 seemingly reliable cars/trucks that are sporty and that I like very much! PROBLEM IS... I CANT CHOOSE WHICH ONE TO BUY! I like how all of them drive and I like how all of them look! Each one has a major selling point to me and here they are: LEXUS IS300: tiptronic with sport mode and paddle shifting buttons that are fun to use. Also reliability from the 2jz engine. 0-60 in 7.4 seconds isn't bad at all. PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP SUPERCHARGED: LOVE LOVE LOVE the supercharger whine! The boost is addicting. Performance shift mode. I personally love how the car looks! 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. MAZDA 6s: nice reliable 3.0L V6 with the 5-speed shiftable automatic! Beautiful blue color with spoiler and "body kit" a website says 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. Infiniti G35 sedan: I like the fact that this car is essentially a Nissan 350z in a dress... 0-60 in 6.1 seconds Chevrolet Trailblazer: I understand that this is an oddball based on the group just given, however... This one is just a feel thing I've always liked the look and feel of the trailblazers but I've been looking more for a sporty car. 0-60 in 7.6 seconds. Any help would be appreciated! I just need someone's opinion who won't say "the Lexus because it's a nicer car" I would appreciate some good solid reasons based in reliability and performance. Thanks again! -Alex
  4. For my 17th birthday, my dad bought me an xf falcon, together we did some work on it to get it road legal, changed brakes, oils, filters, spark plugs, leads ect. over the last year i've been thinking and i really want to make a home project out of it. Im after some idea's about how to change the look of it but most importantly, the performance! at the moment the 250 cubic inch engine is doing the job to get me around town, but im really keen to drop a new engine in there, either a BA twin cam turbo, or a 351 clevland. i would need some help in finding out which will be easier, the costs to run and buy the engines and of some simple paint and interior schemes. i have attached a photo of the XF as i got it given to me. since then, some ruse has come up on the bonnet (looking for a new one at the moment which will be resprayed) the boot (already changed to a new rust free one) and the roof. thankyou for helping
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