Hello everyone, I am sure with beginning this project I'll be back here a lot... While not 100%, I am pretty set on buying this car tomorrow and wanted to run some things by to see the best options.
What I have been told is the piston rings are probably going bad and it eats oil,
as well as it having a missing 5th gear which they claim is likely a bent shift fork. Ruins and drives good but generally the engine might be going soon. This is my first project car but I have another daily so I am not scared of making it a huge and complicated project if need be.
My hopes were to turbo whatever I get, and my options here are likely either rebuild this engine (245k) or swap to something else like a b series. I have been looking around this forum a lot seeing what others have done, but haven't been able to find any very recent posts regarding swaps and such. I was wondering about the ECU as well as it is my understanding it is OBD0 and tuning is either impossible or much more difficult than it would be on a newer ECU, which would make a turbo a bad idea on the stock engine and ecu.
Interested in hearing ideas and input so I can figure out what I'm doing here, but I'm excited to be getting this car and finding out in greater detail all the issues it will likely have!