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Old 09 Apr 2017, 10:51 pm
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I'm in Georgia and recently purchased a 2006 touring 2.4 NT. It had the crank seal oil leak, so I figured I would replace it and get a cool car for a little money. Oh, boy! 3 deals later and a torn apart engine, I find the block has a known fault. I hope I can find a fix.
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Old 09 Apr 2017, 10:56 pm
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Old 09 Apr 2017, 11:08 pm
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I'm in Georgia and recently purchased a 2006 touring 2.4 NT. It had the crank seal oil leak, so I figured I would replace it and get a cool car for a little money. Oh, boy! 3 deals later and a torn apart engine, I find the block has a known fault. I hope I can find a fix.
Oh the evil half thrush washing problem. I'm very sorry you ended up with one of those engines.

But anyway, welcome to the forum from the great sovereign state of Arkansas!

You might just consider getting a salvage engine. I believe the long-block from just about any NA 2.4L PT engine from 2003 thru 2010 will work. And salvage yards are full of these. Just pick one that wasn't overheated. Of course, lowest miles, best compression, cleanest insides is preferable. Avoid the years with the half thrush washer. I can get these for $250 all day long here in Arkansas. I'm sure price varies depending on where you are.

Whatever you choose, please keep us up to date and feel free to ask any questions you might have. Members here are very helpful and sometimes even fight among ourselves over who gets to help.
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Old 10 Apr 2017, 08:23 am
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I agree with Handy. I'd just get a salvage yard block. Probably look for an 01-05, if it was me. Then just put all of your internals in it. If you go that route, you might as well install a new timing belt, tensioner and cam seals too. And look at the center motor mount. That's another engine removal job almost to replace that sucker. Good luck with it and welcome to the forum.
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Old 10 Apr 2017, 08:40 am
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block would need to have crank sensor by the starter.
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Old 10 Apr 2017, 08:55 am
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 03:17 am
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Welcome to the forum from NC
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 09:10 am
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 09:16 am
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