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My engine went out in my 2009 Eclipse GT Spyder yesterday and the shop says I need a new engine. Any help on locating 1 or an alternative 1 would be greatly appreciated. I'm most likely going to bring her home to garage it till I locate a suitable replacement.
 

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Shop called and said it threw a bearing. The cost to rebuild the engine would be greater then getting another. This is the shop talking, of course. I talked to another Auto friend and he said it depends on which bearing... I just did a timing chain replacement in my F150 and replaced the roller followers. Depending on how in depth the repair is I might be able to handle it. But the shop was recomending I find another engine. Mine has 225K on it now.
 

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Threw a bearing is an odd term, because they don't.

You could have a SPUN bearing, in which case, you'd need a crank and new bearings at the least generally. Potentially also a new rod. It really does depend which bearing. A crank bearing, you can do it from under the car pulling the oil pan and trans. A rod bearing, at least 1 head has to come off.
 

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Thanks for the info, exactly what I needed to know. I'm going to bring her home and garage till I have the cash flow to work on it. I'll talk to the shop today or tomorrow and find out the actual diagnosis, but it sounds like I "might" be able to take this job on myself.
 
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