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Engine almost gone at 145,000

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by ptyrer, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. ptyrer

    ptyrer New Member

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    I've got a 2000 Honda Civic, 4c, making a lot of racket; soon to throw a rod. The local mechanic quoted me $6500 to put in rebuilt with new clutch. I've changed the oil to a 10-30 and would like to hold out for a while to find a better quote. I have a few questions:

    1. Is it worth it to rebuild it. It's paid for and I have no money in it or outstanding issues.
    2. Is $6500 more than a bit high?
    3. How long can it last ticking away?

    Pat
     
  2. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    you can rebuild the motor for waaaay less than 6500
    but my question is,,how do you know its about to throw a rod??
    also why would you even wait until it does fuckup..you could probably salvage everything if you rebuild right now
     
  3. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    $6,500 is re-fucking-diculous...you could drop in a low mileage used motor for way less then that...
     
  4. hope801

    hope801 Active Member

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    ya. u could get a low mile JDM setup for way less than that depending on how u spend the money. or buy a new car
     
  5. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    B series swap... and you will still walk away with money...
     
  6. AdDiCteD2BoOst

    AdDiCteD2BoOst New Member

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    +1 Type R Motor :bow:
     
  7. LudeBoy

    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    Find a new mech... Are you sure the valves aren't out of adjustment or is it a LOUD knock?
     
  8. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    this is the guys only post and its over a month old..dont hold your breath for answers
     
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    send this guy to me i replace his motor and clucth for 5500 and save him a grand
     
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