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Water pump failed. How long before Opti does too?

Old 03-03-2019, 09:57 PM
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Re: Water pump failed. How long before Opti does too?

I would go electric water pump. Then keep optical portion of opti and run LTCC.
Or you can go big and buy my 24x setup sitting in my garage....
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:19 PM
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Re: Water pump failed. How long before Opti does too?

Looking at the availability let alone the cost of a replacement engine harness the 24X conversion makes more sense. And a 24X allows Gen I sbc installation. Heck I don't see why a BBC can't run on 24X ignition and computer. I maybe dreaming here but a BBC in my 4th gen is what I really want. I'm just not a LS fan. If I did want a LS powered car I would start over and buy a late model 4th Gen camaro.
Distributorless ignition conversion seems to be getting better but it's still a huge commitment in effort and money. Heck once you start a 24X conversion you are married to it. I have to wonder how many distributorless ignition conversions have made cars into garage furniture never to run again? I'll struggle on with the opti as I like driving my car more than dreaming about it.
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