Well, it's good to see people still respecting the 2.3. I have pros and cons about this engine, but doesn't everyone. It is a BEEFY sized 4 cylinder, I will say that. I liked mine I had 14 years ago. But it was abused by it's previous owner and it blew a head gasket and needed a new transmission before I was done with it. The only things I really don't like about the 2.3's... I'd say the valvetrain is just a bit noisy. And they get way noisier with age. Mine was clickity clackity lol. As long as there are regulars here, then that's all that matters. Granted, this forum used to be just crawling with threads day in and out several years ago. Boy was it ever so active back in 2001. But RedLX has done a good job keeping at this forum. Quite the contributor he is. Heck, theres been a lot of other people I thought would stick around for a long time, but I was wrong. Especially the pair of red SVO users that came in here long time ago. Holy, I remember too much sometimes lol....But when I mention this stuff to other people, they're like "Huhh? Idk what you are talking about" .. lol .