02-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Re: Rebuilding my 94 Camaro
Here's a progress update. Can't believe its been this long, but I need your guys help.
I've had to rebuild the transmission again, the car is pushing 320,000km. I have the rad, starter, and optispark done.
I've actually gone through 1 optispark in less than a year, think I got it wet. Now on a new one and now this shop is sayin there is something wrong with cylinder 7 or something, he's saying its in need of an engine rebuild.
I've had everything looked at and inspected, if I went ahead with an engine rebuild, what else should I be worrying about at 320,000k? Rear differential? I've had suspension work done already?
These are the recent things done, so if anythings missing and may go soon you guys could tell me whether its better to rebuild or go for another gen IV maybe?
Transmission rebuilt twice, first time was a bad job and it was running hot, its running properly now.
Optispark done twice, 1st time I submerged my whole front end underwater by accident.
Spark plugs and wires
some kind of coil was done recently that apparently rodents chewed through, according to the shop
I had it completely aircared for BC Aircare. So the car passes aircare. Had all sorts of emissions stuff done.
Water Pump was done as well.
Basically if I do the engine, would it be any difference in cost than if I go buy another Camaro for 5,000 or something with 190,000km? Won't I just end up with the same problems in a few years?
I don't know but any help will be greatly appreciated. I would prefer to get my beauty that still needs to be painted versus an already finished model as I don't like to leave projects unfinished, and this baby is like my Starship Enterprise I need her. Y'know what I mean?