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Author How much for an engine rebuild?
daryll
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25th Nov 03 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How much would it cost for an engine rebuild of an 14XE?

I dont want to do an engine transplant cos of insurance but id like to know that my engine is bullet proof

Id replace any part that had a performace replacement with one, everything else would be just new standard stuff (if you get me).
corsa starter
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i dont knw so sorry for postin but this an 8v or 16v?
Adam_B
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25th Nov 03 at 14:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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miles
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25th Nov 03 at 14:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

To replace every part for a performance one would be similar to this:

Pistons - 400
Rods - 600
Crank - 1400
Bearings - 100
Gaskets - 100
Cams - 400

Plus labour.

daryll
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25th Nov 03 at 14:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks miles that exactly what I wanted!

So how much labour would it cost roughly? A lot im guessing
Kris TD
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but you have to think, for that money you could fit a 2l and pay the extra insurance with it.
miles
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Probably a full day or so to build an engine like this. Plus head porting which you'd obviously want with a spec like this.

Thats the main engine stuff, but you'd also want:

Verniers - 150
SBD Roller kit - 100
Cam belt - 15
Water pump - 10
Maybe Oil pump - 150?
Maybe Nylon oil pressure relief valve 50

I assume you plan on fitting tb's to an engine like this, or is it just pie in the sky?
daryll
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25th Nov 03 at 16:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Miles you are a wealth of information

Yes tb's is a must, if by pie in the sky you mean a dream then no, ill deff be doing it asap.

Could you really fit a 2l and pay for insurance as Kris says? Am I right in thinking a standard 2l would not be as bullet proof as the engine described?
miles
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25th Nov 03 at 16:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fitting 2.0's is cheap and easy. Should be reliable if you get a good one as well.

You'd be silly not to declare the mods to the 1.4 to insurance as well....

You could fit the 2.0 for the cost of steel rods!
daryll
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I would be declaring the mods for the 1.4, thought a 2l would be more still though..

So how much could you get a 2l engine for roughly? Im not as keen on this idea but it would be interesting to compare..
BeArDy
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25th Nov 03 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

engine cost about 500
fitting and service parts about 500
Labour 500

you can get a 2lt 16v drive in drive away for 1500
miles
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25th Nov 03 at 18:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Or more like 300 engine and fit it yourself.

Are there not some short cuts that can be taken on the fitting parts? eg, modded sfi box, gsi shafts with old cav cv's, modded mounts.....like you can with nova's basically.
daryll
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26th Nov 03 at 08:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How complicated is it to fit it yourself?

I have never done mechanics before but have fitted some rear clusters

Starting from knowing nothing, what would be the best route to be able to do an engine rebuild yourself? Any decents books or is a course better?
miles
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26th Nov 03 at 08:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get a mate that knows what he's doing and get him to do it with you. Thats what I did with my engine, I now like to think I know what im doing

Its not very complicated, but you wouldn't want to do it after only fitting rear clusters
daryll
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I dont think I have a mate that knows what hes doing lol

 
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