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Old 02-26-2003, 22:34   #1 (permalink)
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reconditioning an engine

I was wondering if I should get my engine reconditioned or wait till its tired. Its done 250,000km which is a lot in my books but some people recon that I should wait till it starts giving me trouble.

Please tell me what you think
how many km should a engine do before its been reconditioned
my mate had to get his done at 150,000 but he trashed the shit out of his car.
but I planning to do the same to mine so I think it might have to be done
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Old 02-27-2003, 02:33   #2 (permalink)
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If it ain't smoking or knocking don't bother,fit an oil presure gadge. About this milage a new timmimg chain etc is the go. The kit costs under $100.00 pluss labour.But then you could just keep driving it till it stops with plenty of oil changes.. Depends on your demands and money...imo second hand costs $650+app recon $1800 or there abouts..
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Old 02-27-2003, 05:02   #3 (permalink)
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nah it aint smoking yet its got a little bit of water comes out the exaust when I first start it up but I think it got in the muffler somehow
I am gonna fit some gauges soon :)
and I will probably get a recon engine cause if I get a second hand one then that will go before the recon one right. Yeah I will keep the oil changes up rather regulary
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Water out exhaust is normal due to changes in temp etc..

Oil changes and quaility filter, some cheap filters let the oil return to sump taking longer to pressurise again..

My theory in some cases esp in Jap cars. I find it easier to install a latter model motor with the same family-block. As in an A/U motor in a E/B can use E/B inlet. That way there is no hassle with "running in" etc. The A/U has better bottom end with stud girdle.. [I think]Lower Klmrs too!!!

On the other hand I'v seen plenty of good motors over hauled just because it done a certain amount of k's which is wrong, usually only requiring good valve gear overhaul esp on V8's pre roller cam/ efi...
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wouldn't touch a so called recon engine with a barge pole as you don't know what your getting it is abit like a lottery you have to be lucky to get a good one.Better off buying a low mileage one from the wreckers or if you have time and money get yours rebuilt the way you want by someone you can trust.You should be able to get about 200kw for a $4000 investment by rebuilding yours
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