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Old 07-06-08, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry My 91 LS Sedan is dying

Keep in mind the fact that I have replaced the radiator, hoses, thermostat and all sensors envolved with engine temperature prior to having these problems. My car started over heating one day then the check engine light came on. I added a little less than a gallon of distilled water to the coolant when I saw that it was low. This seemed to solve the problem because I drove for about an hour and a half with no overheating. Later the same day I start the car and it starts overheating after about 5-10 minutes and smoking (steam I beleive). I drove about a mile or two then stopped and refilled the coolant because the car was overheating severely. I was able to make it home but I left a trail of coolant on the ground which seemed to be coming from the exaust along with a lot of white smoke. I could find no sign of coolant leaking from under the car at all, only from the tail pipes. The next morning my car would not start at all.
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Fixer up! Invest the money into a HG and keep her rolling.
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I've got over 200k mi. Would it be better to replace the HG or replace the entire motor. Does anybody know if you can put a type II motor in an LS and still get all the sensors and indicator lights to work.
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Later the same day I start the car and it after about 5-10 minutes and smoking (steam I beleive). I drove about a mile or two then stopped and refilled the coolant because the car was overheating severely. I was able to make it home but I left a trail of coolant on the ground which seemed to be coming from the exaust along with a lot of white smoke. I could find no sign of coolant leaking from under the car at all, only from the tail pipes.
Congratulations buddy, you just seized the motor.

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The next morning my car would not start at all.
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Man, sorry about that. I think it's a good fixer upper though
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Old 07-06-08, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah bro sorry to hear that. I think with the Type II swap all you need to swap out is the engine, tranny, and ECU. There are several threads on this and a lot people have done it successfully. I think that's the best route to take.
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I was going to say "Just change to synthetic and everything will be fine," but I don't want to be mean. Your motor is seized, search junkyards or JDM engine recyclers for a used motor. If you like the car and its in good shape aside from the motor, then find a used motor for $600-$800 and find a buddy or shop that will give you a good installation price.
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