I have a 1999 Ford Escort 4door with the 2.0L SOHC Split Port Induction Motor. This is the VIN Code P motor and apparently these things are as rare as a UFO sighting. These are notorious for valve seat drop out and guess what happened. I have pulled the head (ruined) and turned the crank manually ( the affected cylinder does not move with the rest. Broken connecting rod?) and I still need to pull the engine completely to see if the cylinder wall is completely trashed.
I have found a few locally but they want $600 for a motor with 147,000 miles. I found a full rebuild kit on eBay including head, pistons, rings, bearings, waterpump, oil pump…etc for $800. I also found a used motor online for $800 with only 83,000 miles and free shipping.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
This car is technically mine and my wifes but it is still titled in my Grandmother-in-Laws name (inheritance). Kind of up a creek with no paddle. I have a 52 mile commute one way and I am taking my motorcycle now so my wife can use my car. Winter is coming soon and I can’t seem to find snow tires for a 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1400. Any help or sage advice would be MUCH appreciated.
Also, if you happen to find a set of snow tires for a 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1400 you can send them to 5409 State Rte 160…