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Ways To "inspect" An Engine Out Of Car

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by where eagles dare, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. where eagles dare

    where eagles dare Member

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    OK so i'm going to check out some motors at a local junkyard tomorow.
    Two LS engines, and a GSR.

    I'd rather buy from a local source, even if it takes forever to find something. because i like to be able to talk to the person i'm buying from in person, not over the phone. and be able to physically look at the motor before i throw down that much cash on one

    my question:

    what are things to look for on a visual inspection. the motors are out of the the cars already, so i cans just run the motor to make sure everything is cool... what do you suggest i look for. no cut hoses, broken sensors, cut wiring harnesses, but what else?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    compression and leak down test
     
  3. pills_PMD

    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    pull the valve cover and see if it is shiny under there..

    shiny internals generally mean that the oil was changed regularly.

    sludge and nasty shit.. i'd pass up
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    yup, check the oil for sure, compression test also.


    Milan
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    just give a call to hmotorsonline or go to their website...trust me, they will not dick you around and they will give you a good motor...just ask around...but if you are dead set on getting it from that junkyard, than i'd do what E_Solsi said
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :thumbsup:
    got my engine from them
    good price
    good service
    great quality engine
     
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    chevy302dz Senior Member

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    See if they will pull the head so you can look at the cylinder bores, pistons, etc
     
  8. where eagles dare

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    it turned out to be a joke anyway. nothing there. the guys didn't know what they were talking about. I'm giving it another month of serching locally, then i'm going online...
    thanks everyone...
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    You cant do that. What do you tell the guy when you pass? No I dont like this one, hope you dont mind that I just ruin the headgasket.
     
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