r3dplanet Posted January 1, 2019 Share Posted January 1, 2019 (edited) Hi. So overall my '95 Pathfinder is in great shape. No rust, everything works, just some aging. But the engine is pushing 375,000 miles and it's starting to go. It leaks oil from everywhere, oil consumption is high, and compression is starting to fade. But I love the vehicle and I don't want to get rid of it. I talked to my engine builder friend about rebuilding the engine and he said it costs a fortune. To be clear, he isn't just a friend - he builds engines for a living. Okay. So I looked into doing a VG33 swap, but that looks like a bunch of odd work with hard to get parts at this stage in the game. No quite plug-and-play as I thought. A Diesel TD27ti or QD32e would be cool, but it's basically impossible to import a low-mileage Diesel engine along with everything I would need for a swap. Plus, whenever a part fails it's expensive and time consuming to replace. So in terms of ease, cost, and longevity what would be the best strategy to do a swap / rebuild / do-over? If it makes any difference I'd like to get rid of the automatic gearbox and swap it with a 5-speed. Thanks for opining. Edited January 1, 2019 by r3dplanet Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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