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Old 06-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default What goes into an engine rebuild?

When I get a Fox I plan on doing an engine rebuild later in the summer. I'll have ~$1500 to spend...but in general, what goes into an engine rebuild?
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
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Default RE: What goes into an engine rebuild?

Never built a car motor before, but as for bike motors, they are considered "fresh" when the following is done:

Piston rings or pistons and rings
Cylinder hone or bore
valve seals
valve guides (if sloppy)
valve lapping (edit)
timing chain (edit)
crankshaft bearings
gaskets

If I'm forgetting something, I'll add it as soon as I remember.

Oh yeah, we used to clean and then lap valves in order to restore a fresh valve seal. This was done often. Less often, on some motors, valves had to be replaced. This was mostly due to carbs being set lean--people like to change their exhausts/air filters and not bother to re-jet. At any rate, this should give you a rough idea about rebuilding motors in general.
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Time money and most of all patience.

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Old 06-14-2006, 01:50 AM   #4
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If you really want to understand get this book. worth every penny for only $15
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...v=glance&n=130


btw: i was recently quoted $1,595 for a complete drive it in and drive it away
stock engine rebuild, inlcuded 3yr/36k warranty, re-use all old hoses, accessories, sensors, ect....
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:16 AM   #5
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Default RE: What goes into an engine rebuild?

mass produced reman motors? Not much. Performance rebuilds? Alot
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If you really want to understand get this book. worth every penny for only $15
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...v=glance&n=130


btw: i was recently quoted $1,595 for a complete drive it in and drive it away
stock engine rebuild, inlcuded 3yr/36k warranty, re-use all old hoses, accessories, sensors, ect....
That's a great warranty. Do most stock engine rebuilds come with a warranty? Just curious.
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Default RE: What goes into an engine rebuild?

Thanks guys

I dont plan on doing a performance rebuild...going to keep the stock 302 bore. I may throw a cam, headers and heads on it while the motor is out, but that's about it. How much am I looking at? I want completely driveability as it'll be my daily driver.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:54 PM   #8
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Well a decent set of aluminum heads will cost almost as much as a rebuild so just almost double the price right there.....
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Just depends on the company, but yes most should.


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That's a great warranty. Do most stock engine rebuilds come with a warranty? Just curious.
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^^ Thats a pretty good price. Your not in Jersey right?
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