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LeeJohn
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Alrighty, Hi all!

So i been driving my tii hard now for a while and she runs like a top!. Ive done everything that u could do to her (suspension, lsd, recaros, headers, sway abrs etc etc) but no engine work.. She always ran fine so no need. So i decided to have a leak test and combustion test done and the results are Sadness! :(

She has one strong cyclinder (4) and the rest are down 50% give or take. She had decent power but to think of the potential, Wow. So i facing several options wich i would like your opinions on.

1. get right to the point M20 swap

2. high compression stock rebuild

3. high compresion rebuild with cam and megasquirt

4. turbo the F%ck outa her till shes dead

budget 7-10g's or so.

If anyone out there has any pistons please let me know. thanks

shes also all originall tii.

your thoughts?

im pushing for m20 but that might be way to expensive but would be awesome!

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I'm a traditionalist, keep your tii stock, tii's are worth a lot more in their original state over a radically modified tii (M20, turbo) in case you ever decide to sell it. The Kugelfischer MFI system is what makes your tii unique. I recommend that you rebuild your tii engine into Euro specs, 9.5:1 compression ratio. After you rebuild it, it will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. I had my tii motor rebuilt to Euro specs six years ago and I have no regrets. If you want to modify an 02, find a square tail light 02 and go with it for your M20 project. Plenty of cheap 74-76 square tail light cars around (at least here in CA).

G-Man

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another option if you want real power: with $7-10K get a E36 M3 and keep your tii. You get the entire package plus A/C and electric windows! If still drives like a top, you almost have to take those leak test and compression test with a grain of salt. I have driven 02's whose numbers were really bad, but they would haul ass, and some with good numbers, that were dogs.

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#2 or no rebuild yet, for the reasons these guys said....

I'm a traditionalist, keep your tii stock, tii's are worth a lot more in their original state over a radically modified tii (M20, turbo) in case you ever decide to sell it. The Kugelfischer MFI system is what makes your tii unique. I recommend that you rebuild your tii engine into Euro specs, 9.5:1 compression ratio. After you rebuild it, it will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. I had my tii motor rebuilt to Euro specs six years ago and I have no regrets. If you want to modify an 02, find a square tail light 02 and go with it for your M20 project. Plenty of cheap 74-76 square tail cars around (at least here in CA).

G-Man

another option if you want real power: with $7-10K get a E36 M3 and keep your tii. You get the entire package plus A/C and electric windows! If still drives like a top, you almost have to take those leak test and compression test with a grain of salt. I have driven 02's whose numbers were really bad, but they would haul ass, and some with good numbers, that were dogs.
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