1989 Chrysler New Yorker 89 Chrysler 3L Misubishi bad stem

Tiny
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1989 Chrysler New Yorker 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150k miles

Hi Joe

Don't know if this is reaching you-this site is needlessly complicated and confusing.

Again, thanks for your response. There are no auto mechanic schools around Boulder here in Colorado.

Yes the heads have to be taken off because the guides fell down.

ANother engine would be tres tres $$$!

I'm trying another route-to see if I can get some form of grant or loan from a non profit or the emissions department in the state.

That rear head is a nightmare to get off-I think it has to come off from the bottom and you must yank the engine forward with that engine hook or lifter.

If you can think of anything else that might be of help-let me know. I don't have much time.

If I can't get this done, by Jan 20th I'm going to have to leave the state(tis a shame) because it won't pass emissions as is and I have a ticket to show up in court with the car having passed emissions, and registered by the 23rd!

Don't think I'm gonna make it!
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Monday, December 21st, 2009 AT 7:28 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:

I just came across this and it is addressed to me. First, I'm sorry that I didn't get it till now. I remember something about it but not all the details.

Please, if there is still something I can do to help, let me know. As far as the rear head, it will come out the top after the intake is off.

Joe
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 9:19 PM
Tiny
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Your title above should read "Reply to a REPLY"
I'm not responding to a question as your header says! I'm trying to respond to a reply (Joes)to my question! Have an icon for that? Why not!

Who the hell put this website together?

Sorry! THINK. It's 2010.

As confusing as so many websites are-I could make a fortune reviewing sites for simplicity!

Now. Thanks Joe, if this gets to you for responding to my question. If you still remember my original question.

How long should it take me and somebody who knows what they are doing(with power tools) to replace the seals if the heads have to be taken off? (I tried to do it without taking off the heads but the guides were stuck). Hours?

What if the rings need to be replaced as well?

Cheaper(including labor) to replace the engine with a used one at a junkyard. What if it starts to smoke right away?

Rebuilt one. Would it have better seals?

Any other suggestions?

Dr. K in Boulder
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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I would imagine it would take around 8 hours labor. To remove the heads, repair. As far as replacing the engine, I have the same concerns as you. So many of the used engines end up smoking. You may be better off getting a remanufactured with a warranty.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Hi!

Thanks for your response!

Best place to look for a reconditioned 3L Mitsubishi engine. I live in Colorado.

Expected price?

TIme needed to replace an entire engine? Less than doing rings and heads?

Thanks!
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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Honestly, I'm not sure in your area. Many of the nationally recognized parts stores sell reconditioned engine. You may want to check. To replace the engine, expect around 10 hours. As far as the engine price, I've seen them for around 1800.00.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 7:54 AM

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