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2001 Replace Engine or Not

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Hi,
I picked up a 2001 SE Split port with only 55K miles from my 90 year old neighbor. Garage kept. She gave me all the maintenance records. Everything was maintained per the book. Timing belt, water pump, fluids, etc. Body is exceptional. Today while I was idling in my driveway, it threw a rod! I am not sure yet that a valve did not drop causing the failure. All I know is that I had a horrific sound and all the oil came gushing out. My question is: should I put another engine is this? "I see a lot of "8th digit VINS for letters and numbers that aren't mine. My 8th digit is 1. What does this mean? If I do decide to get an engine, any recommendation for a source?
Kevin
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I am a bit lost to know whether that engine will fit up to my car. How can I tell?
 


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