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New Mazda 6 Project from Canada
Hey guys my name is Mitch.
I have a small arsenal of vehicles, and am about to add another Mazda to the fleet.
The vehicle is an 04 Mazda 6. It has the 3.0 and is standard. It seems to be pretty well loaded from the pictures, and I will be going to look at it tonight.
The Pre-cat in the car went by the wayside and the engine took the brunt of it. From what the seller has said, it sounds like the pistons look like the surface of the moon.
I'm looking to purchase the car in order to replace my current high mile daily driver.
I've been calling around to local wreckers, and found a long block that may work for me.
It's a 3.0 from a 2008 fusion. It is mated to an auto transmission. So this is where my first question comes into play. Can I just swap the flex plate for the flywheel from my blown motor, then slap the standard tranny on this new motor?
I understand there are many, many guides on what other parts need to be swapped, and I look forward to doing my research on these things before I purchase anything. If the rest of the car checks out ok, I am looking to purchase it and a long block by the end of the week.
Also, I am interested in learning options for headers so I can ditch those Pre-cats. If there are no decent budget or used options, I will probably core out the cat's. We don't really have emissions here, but fuel economy would be somewhat of importance.
I have flipped through the classifieds, and will do so some more. But I want to say, if anyone has a long block in North America, I'm pretty interested, and would love to hear from you! (post here, or PM).
On to me:
From Manitoba, Canada.
I am a construction worker.
I love turnin' wrenches.
21 years old.
Daily--Saturn sc1 mpg king.
Family Car--08 Mazda 6.
JDM(lol) Whip--92 lancer Evo RS.
I am looking forward to being part of the Mazda community and trying to help out where I can.