Grubeguy, thanks for the tip on adsitco. I wasn't aware of that one before.
I agree 115 engines are supported, but apparently not so much the 2.2L gas engine. The 2.2L gas seems to be the hardest to find parts for. I've tried searching all of the places you mentioned, and more, and still no luck finding pistons for this engine. If I cant find standard size pistons, so I figure "good luck" finding oversize pistons.. But, since I'm new with all of this, I'm sure as you guys say there are places to find these parts, and I'm hoping someone might point me to the holy grail for parts on my specific model. Any more ideas?
Bostosh, thanks for the vote of confidence on the bores. I hope what you've seen regarding MB cylinder wall wear holds true for my car. If so, I may not need a bore and new rings will do just fine.. I really hope so. That would save tremendously on the cost of the rebuild. I dont think much else is wrong. No noises, slapping, or any other clue suggesting bearing damage. Is that what most owners of these cars end up doing for a rebuild (re-ring only without oversizing the bore?)
I plan to try loosening up the rings with GM Top Cleaner before I take leak down or compression measurements. The bad HG will show up somewhere, but I'm assuming all of my pistons are showing a lot of blow-by due to the crud build up on the rings. The fact that the carb is running real rich is probably not helping the situation either.
Here is another example of something I cant find. I believe my water temp sensor (single wire, mounted on the thermostat housing?) is bad.. I dont know if this is the right sensor, but it is in water. The sensor reads an open circuit at all temps. I found a bunch of 2-wire temp sensors for sale online, but not the exact one which should fit for this car. Any ideas? Seems like most of what I need I cant find
On a side note, I just put in a full tank of gas yesterday, and soon found the gas tank dripping out all of my gas. Thats weird because I just filled her up not more than a week prior with no issues. I think the gas tank was worked on or replaced a few years ago. Car came from AZ, and then spent some time in CA, before coming to TX, so (exterior) rust is a non-issue. I wonder if the same could be said for the interior of the tank, assuming its been sitting around mostly. I didnt see any immediate gas tank offerings for this car, so I assume I have to seal/repair mine somehow..