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All engines can be a long block or short block
Long block = Block, all internals and Heads
Short Block = Block and all internal
Short and long does not refer to a type but how far the new or rebuilt engine is assembled
With your limited knowledge you might want to find a used engine.
Are you sure you have a bad rod? Just seems weird that some one that does not know what "IMO" and the difference between a long and short block could diagnose a bad rod correctly
I know it sounds really stupid,, but have you checked your belt? I had one go bad a few weeks back, and part of the belt came off(the ribbed part) and when it spun, it knocked from the belt catching, and than slipping... sounded internal until I looked at it..
Good to know. I have friends that know all this crap so I just ask them. Have access to tools, hydraulic lift, etc. that way too. The most complex work I've done is replaced my clutch. As far as getting into the engine's internals, that's where you lose me. I've had a few people I know and a mechanic or two listen to the car and some used a stethoscope and they said I got a rod goin bad in my 6th cylinder and the crankshaft is goin too.
MMR Street Mod 600 (up to 600 RWHP) SALE $2299 Done deal, just replace your old short block engine with this.
MMR Street Mod 600 Forged Rotating assembly (96-04 2 valve only) $1499.99 Take your block to a machine shop, have it inspected and machined if necessary, and have this kit installed. Itll be more effort, but could save a few pennys for some basic mods.
I have been reading alot of these posts to gather some information on my own build. I was wondering about buying the right kit for your care. Don't get me wrong I don't have much knowledge on how the rebuild process works. I'm just not wanting to get the wrong kit for my block which is a 1999 PI motor with some bolt on's. I keep breaking it so I want to get something that I can really get down in. I see a supercharger in my future as well .
I have been calling around and for a remanufactured engine I might as well get the motor I want but looking to play with 3k on this one. Maybe more but the priority is to get my car fixed before the rod knock does it in.
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