Having problems with your 1988 Pontiac Firebird ?
88 firebird Trans 5.0 TPI auto... I am deciding to replace my engine and i am still a rookie with cars. I see alot of modifications out there and i am just not sure what the best way to go is. I have got quotes from 1500 -5500. I just want to make sure i get the best bang for my buck here as i am hoping to keep this car for a long time. I have been told its better off upgrading to 5.7 due to the modifications i can make down the line. ANY help is great...
Its all good upgrading in all, but keep in mind when your going to buy parts for your vehicle..most parts stores will sell you the part according to your make, model, and engine in the vehicle.. if firebird didnt put a 5.7 in that year, you will have problems with parts, if they did that would be fine to do the upgrade.. the second thing you want to look at is. are you going to fix this car up, or is it going to be your daily driver?? to collectors if you keep that vehicle, with the factory size engine in it, souped up, chromed out or whatever you want to do with it.. and have it painted, the factory color code for that car, they are more likely to pay the good bucks for something like that... now if you just building yourself a play toy thats different... do with it whatever suits your needs.. just keep a note on what year your 5.7 came out of, and the model.. just a couple of things to think about.. hope this helps you more than confuses you.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1988 Pontiac Firebird
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