Ok so I just bought myself a 97 gtp for my project car. The moment I bring it to my mechanic to get the swap done, he tells me he cant here the whine that knock is the charger going bad(when i bought i confirmed it was a rattle from the water pump or timing chain). I thought this was off cause it pulled crazy hard, ran perfectly, and shifted like a dream. I have all these doubts with this mechanic(my project car is there and I don't have time to do the swap so I gave it to him, and i was referred to him by my normal mechanic who cant do the job, cause he doesn't have the tools). So what I did was After work take a look at everything he said was wrong with the car and nothing that he said was true, at all! So then i went to take a look at my project car, which has the 3.4l dohc engine with a slipped timing, and nothing on it was touched at all!
so what does this mean? Well the guy told me, a 19 year old guy, that my engine is destroyed and needed a new one, after not touching. then that the new one is shot because there is:
-metal in the oil
-no supercharger whine(bare in mind that the airbox has silencers to prevent that whine, and I told him this he said I didn't know what i was talking about)
-that the rattle is the bearings in the S/C and that it is trashed, along with the engine
my findings are:
-an untouched, and most likely fine 3.4l DOHC engine
-no metal at all in my oil
-w/o the airbox a S/C that howls like a boss
-the rattle being behind or under the water pump
what I think is that this mechanic is looking for a quick buck off a teenager who doesn't have time. It appears that he is frankly too lazy to attempt the swap. Also that he doesn't know anything related to gm engines at all.....my main reason being is that he said the 3800 sucks and breaks down all the time and the 3.4l is a God of engines. Now I'm done my ranting thank you for listening....er....reading.