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Old 03-19-2010, 11:41 PM
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Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

I am a 16 year old so give me a break. My engine now has 205,000 miles on it. So just give me some advice on what to do, like i said im pretty new to this, but im not stupid. I would be great to get some input on what to do, and if you dont have anything good to say, then leave it to yourselves lol
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Re: Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

is there anything wrong with it? because if not just leave it. do a compression test and if all the cylinders are good then its straight
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Re: Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

yea it doesnt seem to have anything wrong with it right now. If i would want to put on a turbo, should i rebuild it or swap it, cause a 205,000 mile motor wouldnt be able to handle it dont ya think. I just want some ideas on what would be good and what wouldnt be.
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as long as its a healthy engine and compression is good, it can handle some boost. someone on here (i forget who) has over 200k on the clock and is boosted with no problems
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Re: Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

first do a tune up. sea foam and change all the fluids
take the head to a shop an have them machine for u.
u mite also what to do that to the block because of the mileage.
then intake and exhaust an save up for the turbo set-up
if u dont go that way then get the header and then maybe a jr super charger
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maybe u mite want to put in a new flywheel and a clutch as well
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first do a tune up. sea foam and change all the fluids
take the head to a shop an have them machine for u.
u mite also what to do that to the block because of the mileage.
then intake and exhaust an save up for the turbo set-up
if u dont go that way then get the header and then maybe a jr super charger
Why get an intake if hes going turbo? Its just gonna be replaced by ic piping anyways.

I agree with upsluder. Do a compression check and find out how healthy ur motor is. U may still have a very healthy motor that can handle some boost.
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yea it doesnt seem to have anything wrong with it right now. If i would want to put on a turbo, should i rebuild it or swap it, cause a 205,000 mile motor wouldnt be able to handle it dont ya think. I just want some ideas on what would be good and what wouldnt be.
Don't turbo it, unless your parents are rich because after you get a couple tickets there are going to have to spend a fortune on your insurance.

205K is not too bad, it say as long as the pervious owners took care of it. I would rebuild id say the lower end of the motor is probably in good shape. I know my dad's old 85 CRX finally had 485,000 before we finally took it to the scrap yard, even then it would still drive but needed so many things and the cost was more than the car was worth.
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Don't turbo it, unless your parents are rich because after you get a couple tickets there are going to have to spend a fortune on your insurance.

205K is not too bad, it say as long as the pervious owners took care of it. I would rebuild id say the lower end of the motor is probably in good shape. I know my dad's old 85 CRX finally had 485,000 before we finally took it to the scrap yard, even then it would still drive but needed so many things and the cost was more than the car was worth.
well it wouldnt be daddys money payin for it and i already got a speeding ticket lol. It was about the safest place to drive fast other than a drag strip (if thats even possible.) I had my timing belts changed and the mechanic who only works on imports (does all my families car and hes really legit) said it was still really strong. Even then i would still want to get a compression test and all that jive first, agreed?
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Re: Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

If it has high miles, could i just get a new block but keep the head or would it be a good idea to get a new head if i get a new block anyways?
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Re: Swap or Rebuild for a new guy

its better to get your engine tested. as long as its strong enough you'll be good. why buy a new block or head when your old one is in good condition, rebuilding it is almost the same thing as buying a new stock one. so save yourself the money and get it tested, not just have someone drive it and just look at the exterior, you're going to have to dig down deep to find the true condition of your engine. save up and do it right, patience is always good when turboing a car, because if you rush it, you might not have a car at all in the end.
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its better to get your engine tested. as long as its strong enough you'll be good. why buy a new block or head when your old one is in good condition, rebuilding it is almost the same thing as buying a new stock one. so save yourself the money and get it tested, not just have someone drive it and just look at the exterior, you're going to have to dig down deep to find the true condition of your engine. save up and do it right, patience is always good when turboing a car, because if you rush it, you might not have a car at all in the end.
very true, very true
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It was about the safest place to drive fast other than a drag strip (if thats even possible.)
Right about there your wrong.

Take it to the strip, $10 to run on test and tune days. Man no excuse.

I'm trying to get a group up this way for a track day at VIR (Virginia International Raceway)

My buddy is in the Ferrari club down there and he is hooking me up with a contact at the track. I'll be posting up soon about dates that can be done and the costs and prep for the cars that need to be done before entering the track.

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