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Old 07-31-2020, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Junkyard Whiteblock engine-What to look for?

I am in need of a 2.3L Turbo whiteblock engine for a 96 850R. My local Pull-A-Part has several, but I don't know tell tale signs to look for on these engines to know if they're good or bad. I know what engine I need, I just need to know if there are certain things to look for on that particular one.

So what should I be looking for?
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:34 AM   #2
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Make sure rods haven't been shot through the side of the block. Also (if you can), take the cylinder head off and make sure nobody broke any of the timing gear (bent valves).
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:43 PM   #3
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Make sure rods haven't been shot through the side of the block.
Yeah I figured this much

I know the basic things to look for. I'm just looking for specific things that may go bad on this specific motor. Like "These blocks tend to crack here" ya know something like that.
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I'd venture to say the usual suspects, mileage coolant & oil condition, light collision damage is a plus in this case.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:37 PM   #5
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Bring the tools necessary to spin the engine from the crank pulley to verify smooth movement, if reasonably doable.

Also check to see if it is for from an R if that is important to you.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:44 PM   #6
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Bring the tools necessary to spin the engine from the crank pulley to verify smooth movement, if reasonably doable.

Also check to see if it is for from an R if that is important to you.
R vs non R is just a different tune iirc. Maybe 16t instead of 15g but the same longblock
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