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Ok so I have an 89 22-re 4x4 and the motor just took a crap on tuesday. I was driving down the road and I noticed a power loss and it started knocking real loud and I could feel it in my feet. Now I want to go ahead and just put a new crate motor in her, but I would like to get some opinions from some of you guys out there. Any suggestions?? I have seen claims of motors that put out 170 HP. Is this true? Is spending the extra money worth it? What kind of MPG can I expect from a new motor? Thanks
 

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You should figure out what happened to the old engine first. It may be something that can be repaired much easier than removing and replacing it with a new engine.
 

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170hp out of a 22re? Not if it is stock. The 3.0 only puts out 150hp to the wheels and has loads more power then the four-banger.

Beware of crate motors that don't come from the factory. I have installed a few in my time and almost every one had inferior gaskets causing leakage down the road. These days, I just plan on replacing all seals and gaskets before the engine goes into the vehicle in the first place.

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Ok so I have an 89 22-re 4x4 and the motor just took a crap on tuesday. I was driving down the road and I noticed a power loss and it started knocking real loud and I could feel it in my feet. Now I want to go ahead and just put a new crate motor in her, but I would like to get some opinions from some of you guys out there. Any suggestions?? I have seen claims of motors that put out 170 HP. Is this true? Is spending the extra money worth it? What kind of MPG can I expect from a new motor? Thanks
 

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I would do my own rebuild and work with a machine shop i trust. Then you know the quality of every part being used.
I have a hard time believing 170 from a 22RE. Engnbldr won't even guarantee 150 with all of his stuff put on.

Crate motors have a not so good name here.

Personally I would find out what's wrong first then if it does need a full or partial rebuild. I would recommend going to engnbldr's website and looking at his products.

I did a 268C cam, 2.25" exhaust with flomaster 40 muffler, gasket match ported the intake manifold and stuck with the stock exhaust manifold. I am getting 1mpg less than before all of the work.
 

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if you want 170hp on an EFT you are not going to get it.look at the DOA website they use the 22r with the 20r head with bigger valves they claim over 150hp with Weber carbs and a lot of other mods.their long block stage3 is something in the range of 5k give or take a few. take your engine find out what is wrong with it and spend the money on headers,bigger exhaust system, cam and maybe better injectors.even if you need a crankshaft and pistons with the machine work the parts to fix your engine will be under 1k if you do most of the work yourself. you will be surprised with 30 more hp how these engines can preform.if you just want to smoke the tires look to drop in a small v8
 
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