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What needs to be rebuilt to make a "new" engine

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Faramire, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Faramire

    Faramire Member

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    Hello All,

    I am thinking about buying a civic shell for sale, and then buying basically the engine swap of my choice.

    However, lots of engines for sale have over 200k++ but are CHEAP.

    What components on an engine would I need to buy to replace, in order to have a "rebuilt" engine that runs like its "new" and won't give me any issues(hopefully.)

    I wouldn't want to spent the time/money to swap in something with that many miles, w/o first making it as best as I could prior to hooking it all up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Piston rings, cam seal, valve cover gasket set, water/oil pump, plugs, etc ...
     
  3. luky1380

    luky1380 New Member

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    if you want a like new engine you bay a rebuild engine from some reputable company, there is alots of them, because rebuilding 200k+ engine to make it run like new you may ended up spending more money because you never know what kind of shit you will discover( bad crank, wornedout cylinders, warped head etc...)
     
  4. Dual-500

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    To do it right, a full rebuild will cost $2k+ in a reputable machine shop when all is said and done - that assumes cam(s) and crank are ok - depending upon condition of the engine of course. If it needs boring and pistons even more. I just had one done. It got balanced and the head milled + flywheel lightened. Water pump, belts, new distributor and such. Like I said, to do it right.
     
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    Wow.

    Thanks. Guess its better to buy from the jdm website then, $700 or so, but another couple hundred for shipping :/

    Thanks!
     
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    That's what I did - had it shipped straight to the machine shop. Cost $795 delivered. They did the teardown for me, I went and picked up the parts they didn't need like valve cover, oil pan, water pump, etc, They checked everything and did 3 angle valve job and seals on the head and a port match + raised compression to 10:1. Full balance, lighten flywheel, etc, Boring was not required so the block got ridge reamer, honed and decked. Original pistons were reused.

    That plan worked out very well. It's important to find a reputable machine shop you can trust and work with.
     
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