2ndn8ure

Engine comparison

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:unsure: I don't know for certain If this board is the place for my question but I'm hitting brick walls every where else, and I should at least be able to find an answer to the negative. I'm trying to determine if there is any other engine that can effectively or reliably be replaced in a 2001 Saturn LW2 V6 3.0L. For reasons too ridiculous to go into I need to have the engine replaced a second time: no warranty. I can't find a 2001 Saturn used or rebuilt any where. I live in WV and money is a REAL object. I've got a good mechanic with computers and all that, but having Saturn do the work as they did in the first case is out of the question for a bunch of reasons. If they had given me complete information, I wouldn't need the second replacement. I'm trying to explore ALL my options and would appreciate any info at all. thanks
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I'd love to hear why you're replacing the engine for the second time in 4 years. How about making a long story short? I'm sorry but I don't have any suggestions regarding a replacement engine. I do have one general suggestion, though. What about a nice used car?
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Perhaps you should be replacing the CAR, not the engine again. IT's a 2001 LW300- it's not going up in value whether it runs or not. If you must keep the car, why not get an engine from a smashed up car or a rebuilt. Try www.6thplanetusedparts.com
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Perhaps you should be replacing the CAR, not the engine again.  IT's a 2001 LW300- it's not going up in value whether it runs or not.  If you must keep the car, why not get an engine from a smashed up car or a rebuilt.  Try www.6thplanetusedparts.com

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Thanks sciguy. It looks like it may play out like that. A relative came on the scene with the offer of a replacement vehicle. I have never trusted any entity that kept knowledge to itself and I have that feeling about Saturn. Right or wrong.

I'll check out that resource any way. I haven't come across it in my travels to date. Thanks again.
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yeah the 3.0 v6 (borrowed from the Catera) has never been nothing but a headache for LS2/L300 owners. Ironically the 4cyl (2.2 ecotec is a really good engine) is considered a good choice by Consumer Reports, but they advise on avoiding the v6 version. My advice is to just cut you losses and get another car.
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