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I have the possibility of going in on an SE-R that has been wrecked for $500. This would entitile me to all of the parts for a swap into my car (96 200sx SE AT) including the transmission. I got excited at the idea of a hard to come by wrecked SE-R for that little... then I found out that the guy that owned it had been running a 75 shot on it... enough to get him into the 12s (or so he says). my question is if you guys think I should go for it or not? If he's been running that much NO2 do you think the engine might be close to blown? Or would all the other parts be worth it alone and then just get a new SR20? Let me know what you guys think,

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All of the other parts may be worth it, but if you really want to get an engine out of the deal you might want to look elsewhere (if you want a good, intact engine).
 

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Almost any stock motor from the mid-1990's up should have been able to handle a small 75 shot without compromising the internals. I would take a shot at it, if just for reselling those parts on eBay. However, $500 for a non-running car is a bit steep. But if it will run, and the motor is reasonably intact, just rip the thing apart and sell it off on eBay or even here. But back to the question of the nitrous... A 75 shot of n2o isn't going to cause any noticable amount of damage to most car motors. However, if he was running lean on the mixture, than you might be in for some damage. I'd just make sure it hasn't spun a bearing or something in the past, and then I would go for it if the motor will turn over.

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The guy rear ended someone so the only real damage is the body in the front and the radiator. The engine does start though so it is a working motor. I was thinkin that it would be a hell of a deal to get all those parts for the swap. I'd really like to do the swap, it'll be a crazy learning experience to go from a 1.6 auto to the 2.0 manual :crazy: Sounds like a sumer project for me :)
 

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Dude, theres no way I could come up with $1500... I'm still paying off this car and I got it for only $3k. The $500 for this car is going to take me a while
 
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