2013 Engine decision
Hi everyone. I started a new member account this morning because my son and I have a 2013 Dart with the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo (165k miles) and 6-speed manual trans.
My son (18) loves this car, but we're having some major issues with either a cracked block/head or leaky head gasket. The car is misfiring on multiple cylinders and is now blowing hydrocarbons out the exhaust. My mechanic is telling me I'm looking at another $300-$500 just to start tearing down the head to see exactly where the problem lies.
I have a line on a 2.0 Tigershark engine with 21K miles on it for $750. The engine includes the automatic trans and came from a donor car that was in a rear-end collision that totaled the car. I recently put a new clutch on the manual 6-speed, so I would like to keep the manual if it is compatible with the Tigershark. I also need some info on whether or not the motor mounts match for each engine and any other info that involves wiring harness or programming the onboard computer.
My son loves the car, we have too much invested into it to scrap it, and there really isn't anything else wrong with the car. I just hate to put any more money into a problem engine and I need some good advise on the engine swap idea. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!