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Old 02-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

My son just did an engine swap on a Suzuki Forenza with an engine from a totaled car at a junk yard.

The engine is getting a bunch of coolant in cylinder 3 - so much so, the engine stops cranking until the spark plug is removed to let the coolant out.

The thought was, since the car was totaled, the engine was likely good.

I canít think of anything but could there be something that was hooked up wrong causing coolant to get into the cylinder?

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The thought was, since the car was totaled, the engine was likely good.
Huh?

Coolant in the combustion chamber could be the results of the donor engine stored in such a way to allow water in.

Yes, hoses placed in the wrong orientation, head gasket issue, cracked head / block as well! Even think donor engine without coolant (only water) allowed to freeze / crack.

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Thanks Max! The hope was that since the car at the junk yard was totaled, and the engine wasn’t effected, that the engine was likely in running condition before the accident.
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Hi marshallbell. Check and make sure everything’s hooked up the right way. There’s is an shop manual link on the front page of the reno/forenza forum. The manual is for an 04-05 but should be fine for coolant routing. If everything’s hooked up ok like Max said it could be any number of problems but, the head gaskets on these motors like to leak sometimes letting coolant into the combustion chamber so that could be a cause of your leak. Good luck with it.
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Thanks 7-even! We ended up figuring out that a coolant line was hooked up to a vacuum port on the throttle body and vice versa! That could have ended badly! Once fixed (and cleaned up), it was all good!
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That's good then, thanks for the update
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Glad you were able to get everything fixed and working.
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