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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:41 pm 
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i recently bought a motor out of an ED fairmont.
Its a 4Lt multi-point.
I heard the motor running before i bought it and it started easily and sounded sweet.. the head was recently done with a full reco head.
But, i got the motor home, and when it was on the stand i opened the throttle body, and to my horror about 1/4Lt of oil ran out..

What i'm assuming happened (with out looking) at the moment, is that when the reco head was put on, the bottom end has s**t its self when it copped a bit of compression..

My question is:
Assuming the bores arent badly lipped, or out of round, will these motors accept a hone and a new set of rings?? i've heard the older 250s and xflows didnt like to be re-ringed, but the few people ive asked havent been able to answer if the 4lts are able to be re-ringed and not consume oil like ive been told the xflows did.

thanks alot for your help
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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:45 pm 
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it is possable that the oil got there when it was transported..if it was layed on its side it could have seaped past the rings...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:58 pm 
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fair call, i guess i didn't think of that...
i think i'd like to fit new rings and bearings anyway, im just not sure if you can hone and ring them, or if i have to have it machined and fit oversize pistons...

thanks for the reply
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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:03 pm 
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a few years back i rebuilt my EA 3.9 it had a small lip i just honed it and fitted std rings the pistons were ok so ididnt bother changing them.. i still have the car and i've done about 80,000k's since the rebuild and hasn't missed a beat.. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:06 pm 
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Awesome, thats the news i wanted to hear :D
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