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 Post subject: engine rebuild
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:20 pm 
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hi i think its time to either rebuild or get a new engine block for my eb just wanting to know from people who have done it, how much im looking at ,best way to go rebuild or buy complete.It has devaloped a bad knock in the bottem end im thinking of rebuild because i want to keep the ticky head as its had work and a cam.I will have to take it to a engine reconditioner as i dont have all the tools. Im thinking take it out my self and drop it off to get built.If some of you guys could tell me around how much im looking at for a full block rebuild. thanks
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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:38 pm 
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i got quoted for bearings, all gasgets, headbolts, rings, pistons etc(all the parts for the usual diy rebuild) about $1000 i think , and for a engine reconditioner to do it for me was over 2500 for the standard rebuild with him supplying parts aswell

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:21 pm 
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Hoppers Cylinder Heads in Hoppers Crossing charged me about $2500 to do the bottom end. Give them a call and ask for a quote for just the standard parts supplied, or supplied & assembled in the block. It will be cheaper than that if you assemble the block. He was talking about stocking changeover blocks at one stage.

It will be cheaper to get another engine if you're not planning to keep your car for a few years.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:58 pm 
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It depends on how stuffed your engine is.
You might get away with a DIY re-ring and bearing for a few hundred dollars.
OR it may need the works for a few thousand dollars. the only way to know is to strip and measure.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Id be taking a trip to your local wrecking yard. Falcon s**t is a dime a dozen, wouldnt be more than 150-200 bucks tops for a good bottom end to throw all your bits on.
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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:43 pm 
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thanks guys much help :)
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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Rutager wrote:
Id be taking a trip to your local wrecking yard. Falcon s**t is a dime a dozen, wouldnt be more than 150-200 bucks tops for a good bottom end to throw all your bits on.


80% of whats in a wrecking yard is fvcked.....lack of servicing being the major culprit....so they just drive them into the ground, and the wreckers are the ones picking them up, coz no-one will buy them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:26 pm 
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ebay is yor friend for an engine, i picked up an AU whole engine with 27,000 (yes correct) for only $350 so flick through there and you might get lucky.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:35 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Rutager wrote:
Id be taking a trip to your local wrecking yard. Falcon s**t is a dime a dozen, wouldnt be more than 150-200 bucks tops for a good bottom end to throw all your bits on.


80% of whats in a wrecking yard is fvcked.....lack of servicing being the major culprit....so they just drive them into the ground, and the wreckers are the ones picking them up, coz no-one will buy them.


Heres a tip... Get one from something that looks well maintained but has been written off. Chances are it was running well when it got hit. Its no guarantee but its a perfect starting point. A good wrecking yard gets the bulk of their cars from auction not free tows.
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 Post subject: Re: engine rebuild
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:45 pm 
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if ur going to rebuild the engine just get a f**k one and rebuild it

 

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