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block guard vs. re-sleeve

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by inspecta83, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. inspecta83

    inspecta83 Senior Member

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    just needed some input for my soon to be boosted b18b1. in addition to doing cams, valves, retainers, springs, pistons and rods i was also planning on either re-sleeving or puttin in a block guard but i dont know which one would be better so i wanted to know the pro's and cons of each one. i was figuring that since it costs more to resleeve that that would be the better more reliable way to go, but i just wanted a little bit more insight. thanks.
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    who knows man
    theres all bad shit about everything.

    sleeves are the only real way to not blow up...
    but they are mad loot

    if you want a nuformz guard, let me know i have one... and i don't think im going to be using it anymore
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Search for a thread here... I posted a few really long items about this very subject.

    The short of it:

    Resleeve:
    - Typically $700-1000
    - Can handle whatever boost you want to throw at it
    - Is a solid installation into your block
    Block guard:
    - Typically $150 for Nuformz
    - Drops into block without needing to pull engine or incur serious downtime
    - Can rattle in between your sleeve and block, since it's not always a perfect fit
    - Can cause hot-spotting around sleeve, leading to premature failure
    - People ARE running 20-30 psi on stock blocks with just a Nuformz, and making 500 whp without any problems

    The decision is up to you.

    I would resleeve for boost, but then again- I'm willing to spend an assload of cash if I ever do decide to go turbo. I don't think it's going to happen with my current car though.
     
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    paragus Senior Member

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    knowledge Senior Member

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    Better safe than sorry! Spend the extra dough and resleeve it!
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yup. Thanks a lot paragus! Shows perfectly what the 'search' button can do...
     
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