Seriously, I want to know what goes through the minds of those who constantly do a half-assed job when working on cars. I recently bought another Del Sol with a Y7/Y8 minime swap in it. Now I was looking for a shell to build off of, but the thought of having a motor in there was too good to pass up. The car is perfect for what I want to do with it, but the motor was icing on the cake so I could drive it a bit until I get a real swap for it. I got the car and got it over to a friend's house where I found the headgasket was blown (he had filled the fluids so when I checked them they were fine upon inspection). I was like "well shit, ok I can fix this" and went to work on it. Turns out one of the head studs was stripped which caused the gasket to blow god knows how long before I got this mess. Long story short we got it running again and it was still boggy as hell. Turns out it needed new plugs and wires which were going to be replaced anyway but once those were put in it was leaking coolant from the thermostat housing (gasket leak) and oil from the area of the AC condenser. Turns out whoever built the motor was so intent on finishing the job that they wedged some random bolt in between the condenser bracket and the block causing the oil leak. Probably from bending the oilpan, or heaven forbid cracking the block. Finally, the throwout bearing and passenger axle seals are bad as well. So now I sit with my hands tied while my friend drives it over to HonaMotive in Phoenix to get estimates on the labor if I give them the parts. I'm hoping they will cut me a deal and keep it under $500 (incidentally the price of a D15B) so I don't have to swap before CRXpo on the 29th of July. Anywho, just needed to vent. People do some stupid shit to cars and I am completely shocked at how half-assed this minime swap really was. I never even mentioned the wiring much, but to sum it up a retarded circus monkey with no hands probably could have wired it up cleaner than that. Gah, the things people do. Oh well, I will enjoy the satisfaction of fixing this project and then laughing at the original builders since I did a job they couldn't do the first time around.