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 Post subject: ef xr6 enging re build kit witch kit bo buy
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:53 am 
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Hello have been thing about rebuilding my engine on my ef xr6 i have seen the alc race series kits. Are the any good or should i look somewere else?
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:48 pm 
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Thats the one im going for. Only one way to find out if its any good!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I have used the complete ACL Race kit, I rate them. On another note, if you did not use the ACL kit, what would you use? ACL make a VERY good kit though.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:59 pm 
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I used the standard ACL kit and bought a AU MLS Head Gasket.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr6 enging re build kit witch kit bo buy
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:25 pm 
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ACL are fine, but make sure you get your block checked/decked/measured etc. before you buy the kit...better yet, order it from the engine rebuilder because they will know what size pistons/rings/etc that are needed to fit the block (if it had to be bored out more than standard).

If you are doing it yourself, make sure you know what sizes you need to get.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Is thrre anythibg else i will need or dose the alc kits have everything i need

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr6 enging re build kit witch kit bo buy
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:09 pm 
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kick_ass_ford wrote:
Is thrre anythibg else i will need or dose the alc kits have everything i need


There is always unforseen costs when undertaking such work.
Some examples for me were my timing cover didn't fit due to the block being decked, so it had to be machined,
I also broke the plastic vacuum manifold near the throttle body, lost the replacement and had to buy it again :oops:,
my engine machinist gave me standard rings and it needed .020 oversize and wouldn't exchange them because I already threw out the box

It also slipped my mind that I needed all the fluids and normal service parts until I had it in the bay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr6 enging re build kit witch kit bo buy
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:11 pm 
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kick_ass_ford wrote:
Is thrre anythibg else i will need or dose the alc kits have everything i need


Not sure if a timing chain kit comes with it, but I'd suggest getting that replaced while you're at it. Add to that, oil pump and maybe water pump if you have the money.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr6 enging re build kit witch kit bo buy
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Yer i thibk ill do a water pump and timing chain leave the oil pump for now i got a rrp price from repco becausr thay sell the kits and seems alright but i can get it trade through work anyways

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Alse will the manuals u can get for them have the specs and things for the engine re build or will i have to find all that out outher way

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Ive found if you get a quote for parts from VPW then go to Repco.. Repco will better the price.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Alse will the manuals u can get for them have the specs and things for the engine re build or will i have to find all that out outher way


You can make do with a Gregory's manual to remove and put things together, but best to have had some experience in mucking around with them before hand (even if you have a spare engine to play with), but I suggest having the actual workshop manual that has better details of everything. If you have no experience at all, I suggest you get someone with experience to help you out or get a pro to do it.

Hate to see you spend $2000 odd to rebuild your own motor for it to be totally fucked and spending thousands more to get it done properly. Nothing wrong with experimenting, but just be aware that not everything will go to plan.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:06 pm 
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^ Definitely get someone who knows what they are doing to give you a hand - feels a lot better knowing you are doing it right rather than not being sure. Even with a genuine manual I would have second guessed a lot when I did the rebuild on my old car.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Not that hard to do. Would be hard if you dont have patience, money and the right tools.

I suggest you get quotes on the machining and parts before undertaking. A true total without cutting corners (like re-using an oil pump) will most likely change your mind.

I would question any shop who would charge less than $3500 for parts and labour on even a standard rebuild.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:04 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:

I would question any shop who would charge less than $3500 for parts and labour on even a standard rebuild.



You can buy a HM exchange engine for less then that, with a pretty good nation wide warranty.

That said I'm doing an AU engine that including R&R is going to be a tad over $4000.


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A true total without cutting corners (like re-using an oil pump) will most likely change your mind.

The oil pump I find generally isn't something that needs to be replaced on these engines, strip, inspect, measure. Put the pressure relief spring in a valve spring tester to find out if it is still in spec and shim it as needed.

Some high mileage engines or engines run on s**t oil will show wear in the pump.

 

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