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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:27 pm 
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Hey guys, thanks for previous help on removing bastard harmonic balancer and what not..

Now, what I need to know..

I've been calling round getting quotes to have the engine bored out about 25 thou, prices have varied by HUGE amounts. I have been quoted anywhere from about $250 including chemical clean to almost $600 for the same job.

The bores do have some minor pitting and its pretty much just a clean up, but it needs a touch more than a hone.

I am also going to get the head skimmed and valve seats redone. Just wondering what people have paid previously and who in Sydney you would recommend.

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:21 pm 
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it's going to be a case of you get what you pay for.

Ask them what machines they use and if they will use a torque plate.
The guys asking for more, ask them what benefit you will get from them over the cheaper guys.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:48 pm 
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I got

block: cleaned bored and honed and decked
Head: decked crack tested and cleaned
Crank: Linish

All $600

and they also put the new pistons on the conrods with new gudgeon pins also
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:14 pm 
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if only that was in NSW, I have found some guys over bankstown way, phone manner was absolute crap, but he did sound like he know what he was talking about, I know thatgetting quoted 800 is crazy, but I have had 3 quotes IN EXCESS of that. one guy actually quoted me 1300!! Told him it was not a porsche motor just a falcon motor, Guess he either needed the work REAL bad or didn't need it at all.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:55 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
I had a head shaved from our local guy for $50 last week. Was a top job too. Only took him an hour and a half or so he had it done for me as well.


f**k me how anyone can stay in business for $33/h

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if only that was in NSW, I have found some guys over bankstown way, phone manner was absolute crap,


just remember, phone manner is no indication of quality of work.
you'll find all of the good guys will have pretty poor phone manner and wont really give a s**t untill you turn with money. No one want's to spend time on the phone when they could be working and earning money.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:53 am 
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I got

block: cleaned bored and honed and decked
Head: decked crack tested and cleaned
Crank: Linish

All $600

and they also put the new pistons on the conrods with new gudgeon pins also


wow, cant believe that is so cheap... usualy cost near a grand just to take a head off at most places. you get mates rates?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:06 am 
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must do cause those prices are nothing like I've heard of, almost makes a trip to Newy viable to have this done.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:20 am 
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I have an i6 block sitting in the shed bored 20thou with a fresh hone done. Was gunna use it for my car but came across a whole motor to good to pass up. :D

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:42 pm 
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Grimketel wrote:
ringastinga wrote:
I got

block: cleaned bored and honed and decked
Head: decked crack tested and cleaned
Crank: Linish

All $600

and they also put the new pistons on the conrods with new gudgeon pins also


wow, cant believe that is so cheap... usualy cost near a grand just to take a head off at most places. you get mates rates?


that would be if u take your bottom end in already pulled apart....which is not hard....

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:56 pm 
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yeah I have already stripped the block, I have gotten decent quotes of around 600 to have block done crank linished and head shaved.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:56 pm 
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that would be if u take your bottom end in already pulled apart....which is not hard....


ah i see. define not hard. its a mission if i even aproach my car with a screwdriver.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:12 am 
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Hey,

If you go to Trick & Mansweto's website you will find prices, that i think are reasonable, and there is no question their work is exceptional......

On the other hand i have never had a problem with GEM, i think their prices for a bore and whatnot is ok.......

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Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:24 pm 
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give les noice engine recondition a ring and he will give u prices over the phone. He done my au motor and i was happy with his service.

his located in liverpool, off hume highway
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