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 Post subject: Motor rebuild
Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:16 am 
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Hey guys
Just wondering if anyone knew how much a rebuild would cost on my 97 xh ute? Im in vic if location matters. And what are the options to chose from and so on so on. But mainly if i should get the original motor rebuilt and if its worth it.
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 Post subject: Re: Motor rebuild
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 pm 
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This is another 'how long is a piece of string' question :D

A complete rebuild can be anywhere from $1500 - $4000 depending on what needs replacing and who's assembling it. I paid about $800 for an ACL bearing and full gasket kit a few years ago. A reco head will cost about $500-800. Reboring, new pistons, rings, crankshaft grinding, balancing, etc all add to the cost. If you're not planning to keep the car for long or not interested in modding the engine, then a low km engine from the wreckers is a good option.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Motor rebuild
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Well my motor has blown a head gasket supposedly from what the guy says but i went to hand crank it with a mate and it didn't turn so im just getting up my options and asking all the question people tell me to do haha :D
What would you think would be the best/smartest thing to do is? Find another xh motor and put it in? Or what thanks! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Motor rebuild
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:43 pm 
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if ya not worried about having the original engine .... just go with a low k's engine, plenty around & they go for no more than $500 [or there abouts].
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