Just got a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 5sp knocker
Just bought me a 2007 Mazda 3 hatch 5sp with a 2.3L, 110k on it. The car is in great shape.... Except the engine, it has the death knock.
I had a 2003 Protege5 that had 250k on it when it bought the farm, 2.0L got the knock and I didn't feel like throwing money at a ¼ mil mile car with rusty quarters.
This car I bought planning to swap out the engine, original 2.3 at first but now I'm planning on the 2.5 Ford, seems not too difficult.
Any help is appreciated, this will be my first time doing a engine swap. I'll post up on the proper forum.
I have been reading up on the various threads but I am trying to keep this as simple, no CEL, as possible.
Thanks for this great resource!