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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:21 pm 
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ok so my wife has started a new job at repco head office and im finding all sorts of goodies now.she has a trade card with repco and i got her to chase up a price on a reco el 4.0 motor out of curiosity.now i am sure its not with alt or starter. she got a price of $1900.00 inc gst long motor.is this a good price for a reco??

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Not in my opinion as but i can do a rebuild my self and just get someone to machine and service the head, a rebuild would cost me no more then 1200
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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Not in my opinion as but i can do a rebuild my self and just get someone to machine and service the head, a rebuild would cost me no more then 1200

yeah rebuild yourself obviously cheaper than picking up a crate motor..but in your price of home rebuild what about the block??? no chemical cleaning or tidy up crank/balancing and so on..

 

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 Post subject: Re: reco el engine is this a good price??
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:00 pm 
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You can get a ACL Race series rebuild kit for the ELs for about 900...obviously you will need to fiddle with stuff, check clearances etc, but that's part of the experience.

In saying that, I think it isn't badly priced. I got quoted $2000 to get my spare engine rebuilt with stock stuff...obviously you would need your own motor so yeah...not badly priced. This was about 2 years back though.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:11 pm 
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You can get a ACL Race series rebuild kit for the ELs for about 900...obviously you will need to fiddle with stuff, check clearances etc, but that's part of the experience.

In saying that, I think it isn't badly priced. I got quoted $2000 to get my spare engine rebuilt with stock stuff...obviously you would need your own motor so yeah...not badly priced. This was about 2 years back though.

yeah i figured 2k was ball park,but i cant find anywhere that will reco the head for less than $400 add to that i found the acl rebuild kit around your price and finding time to screw it all together i found $1900 not a bad price myself for a ready to go motor.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:33 pm 
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phongus wrote:
You can get a ACL Race series rebuild kit for the ELs for about 900...obviously you will need to fiddle with stuff, check clearances etc, but that's part of the experience.

In saying that, I think it isn't badly priced. I got quoted $2000 to get my spare engine rebuilt with stock stuff...obviously you would need your own motor so yeah...not badly priced. This was about 2 years back though.

yeah i figured 2k was ball park,but i cant find anywhere that will reco the head for less than $400 add to that i found the acl rebuild kit around your price and finding time to screw it all together i found $1900 not a bad price myself for a ready to go motor.


Yeah it's not a bad price, however how competent the person who put it together is another question. I personally would spend $1500 and do it myself...at least I know (well I hope) I've done it right.

Getting the head checked, decked, cleaned and pressure tested shouldn't cost you more than $300. Can reco the head yourself...not that hard.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:03 pm 
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my mate has an engine building shop. so all the head servicing costs 80 and machining, cleaning, balancing and boring costs me about 200 then add new pistons bearings and new chain etc etc it will cost me worst case scenario 1200.
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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:56 pm 
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But all that aside i think 1900 is good as some people still pay 2k for getting there head gasket done lol
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:48 am 
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It's good price IMO, mine cost more but I had rebores, new pistons, crank grind

 

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