Reconditioning - your advice - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2003, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Nowra, NSW
Age: 51
Posts: 110
Reconditioning - your advice

Can anyone recommend an Engine Reconditioner in Sydney or NSW South Coast?

I'm looking to have an EA 3.9L MPI engine reconditioned. I'm tempted to try it myself, but I don't really have the facilities or time.

Some questions:

1. If you can't recommend anyone, have you had a bad experience with anyone?

2. What should I be paying to have the engine reconditioned - long motor? Not hotted up - just reconditioned.

3. Any advantage in exchange versus reconing my own motor?

4. How much for fitting?

I have an engine in the EA which has done 234 000 km, doesn't chew oil, overheat, etc. Oil pressure is low when she has been for a run, so i presume the bearings are on their way out. Otherwise it's a damn good motor.

I'm planning to buy another engine from a forum member, and have that reconditioned. Shortly after, I will replace the old engine for a recon job. I'm then thinking about reconing the old motor over some time, but doing a lot of it myself & getting it peformance modded for future use.

All advice appreciated.
Evil Roy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:09   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Nowra, NSW
Age: 51
Posts: 110
Re: Reconditioning - your advice

No-one has any advice?

Unusual for this forum.... :-)
Evil Roy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 01:37   #3 (permalink)
Ford Appreciation Society
 
EBXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ACT and loving it!
Age: 41
Posts: 3,666
Re: Reconditioning - your advice

The only thing I can comment on is 3.
An exchange motor is a lot more timely, generally same day drive in/drive out. The only down side is that you need to change your engine no. details with the rego authourities, and with your insurance company.

Have you tried a thicker oil or an oil additive for the motor to see if that makes any difference to your oil pressure? Is the gauge faulty at all??
__________________
'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!
EBXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
advice on home pc and internet connection 61sg The Pub 6 10-06-2003 03:04
1988 EA Ford Fairmont Ghia advice celticdr E-Series Falcons 9 04-01-2003 22:55
Buying new car advice copscatchme The Pub 10 11-15-2002 05:50
Extractor advice for Au2 XR8 v8snerlo General Tech 7 07-28-2002 21:34
Need advice/ help on 93 PGT *please* flyinPGT Ford Probe Forum | Mazda MX6 Forum 9 12-23-2001 14:19

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:18.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.