Yes, I believe it runs! No rod through the engine yet. It died while I was driving to the mechanics shop, but it might have been due to a drained battery, the mechanic said he got it running again but recommended not driving it.Does the car run, as long as there is no damage to the block or cylinder walls you will be fine all the internals are going to be replaced.
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A swap with the same size engine is easy. swapping to a different engine is a whole different can of beans.Also curious as to whether there is a big difference in engine reliability between 2.0 vs 3.8 to make one worth it over the other? I believe I've seen a fair amount of both with blown engines from rod knock (on fb marketplace).