2000 Saturn sl mt DOHC:Can I replace DOHC with SOHC engine?

Tiny
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  • 2000 SATURN SL2
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The dohc threw a rod, been trying to find another at a reasonable cost seems those engines range anywheres from 1200 to 2000 can pickup sohc adime a dozen any suggestions? RJ58
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 10:05 PM

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Tiny
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Anything is possible but your better off sticking with the DOHC engine betime you change everything over to the single cam engine it will be cheaper to stick with the DOHC engine. SO are you looking for a 2000-2002 saturn S model DOHC engine?Those are the years that will fit. Are those prices rebuilt or used engines?The engines not repairable?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
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I agree. Your entire operating system is for a different engine and will not operate that one.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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I guess I could Patch the block, rod went through both sides still holds coolant. Haven't pulled it apart to inspect the crank, I'll be getting to that point shortly. Thank you for your wisdom gentleman I greatly appreciate your input. RJ58
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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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[quote]I guess I could Patch the block, rod went through both sides still holds coolant[/quote]

I really hope that was a joke.
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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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If the rod went thru both sides of the block game over replace the engine.
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 3:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes a joke Just checking to see if somebody responded or not. If you find it was in poor taste my apologies. RJ 58
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
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No, that's not the issue. Our problem is that we just never know who we are dealing with on the other side. People have said stranger things than that to me and been dead serious about it.
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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Sorry to ruffled your feathers.
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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Hello Saturntech and Wrenchtech, I need some quick and desperate help. I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 dohc that is about to throw a rod (if they still do that). Long story short, went to get an oil change, they knocked the pcv loose, oil went everywhere, my daughter was unaware and the rest is history. I have called around and a motor replacement is $1000, I know these cars are considered "throw aways" but I don't really have the kinda cash flow to either replace the motor OR throw it away. What else do "I" need to do to fix this myself besides change out the bearings? Or is there a good reference book that will tell me "exactly" what I need to do. I'm one of those females that knows just enough about motors to be dangerous but not enough to be Ms. Goodwrench. Thanks so much for your time!
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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You need to start a new question of your own, not hijack this person's.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, didn't know. Thanks for the heads up.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM

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