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Old 05-17-2003, 01:21   #1 (permalink)
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Rebuilding an Engine

Heya

Ive got a 250 XFlow Engine that is not being used. I want to Rebuild it, however my technical understanding of engines is not great!!

I am very willing to learn, and really want to rebuild this engine, as a project.

Does anyone know of any sites that explain the steps in doing this? or could anyone help me to figure out what im doing!.

Thanks heaps in advance Guys!
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my advice would be to buy a workshop manual for that engine for a start. I think I may have one lying around somewheres
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Yeah, just get a workshop manual for an XD/XF and give it a go. Nothing too hard, just check and recheck everything.
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the motor will be for a cortina? does this matter?! the 250's are all the same arnt they?!
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Yeah, the bottom end rebuild should be nearly the same on all 250's. Just get a workshop manual for the cortina to be sure.
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My advice if your rebuilding you first motor is to have a look around some car bookstores for books on rebuilding engines.
There are a few good books around.

You will still need a workshop manual to cover all the items specific to you model as well as torque specifications.

One thing you may want to consider is converting the engine to run on ULP. The cost of hardened seats is not cheap but may be worth it for a new engine. You can also raise the compression ratio and run the car on PULP.
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I see you're in Perth - if ya want you can bring the motor up to my place to work on it, I have all the tools and can offer advice (not help as I'm just out of hospital).
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