Hey Guys, Marine Corp neighbor and buddy, Sean has the Sonic. 1.8 liter 5-speed car. He tried to change the timing belt without knowing what he was doing and it was so far out of time, that it backfired and BLEW A PISTON OUT THE SIDE OF THE BLOCK. Now he needs an engine. All we can find on the internet is for automatic cars and nothing for the five speed. I THINK an automatic would work if he just puts a pilot bearing in the end of the crankshaft for the five speed. He doesn't have a lot of money and is waiting for his stimulus check to get an engine. I will help him swap it, but don't want to do all that work if an automatic won't work with the pilot bearing. Any of you guys know or have an opinion where to look? Youtube is worthless on this one and the Sonic forum I joined just to ask hasn't been any help either. What say you gurus of the wrenches? Am I way off base with my line of thinking? He lives check to check and I actually am running him to work every morning and picking him up in the evenings. He's not the only one who'd like to get his car fixed!