Engine Rebuild or Replacement Question
I have a 1996 T-Bird with the 3.8L V6 engine. I currently have 143,000 miles on the car and it is my daily driver.
I want to keep this car but I am undecided about the engine. I live in an apartment and can do little work on my own. This car is a daily driver and I don't need outrageous performance or incredible racing-type HP.
Should I rebuild the 3.8? Will it last awhile? How much on average?
I just want the car to run well for as long as possible and recapture the power of its youth.
Should I drop in a 4.2? I love the results but don't think I can afford it or find someone to do it.
How much would a 3.8 rebuild cost and is it advisable? Any ideas?