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Old 09-23-2011, 11:24 AM
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Need advice on rebuilding an engine

Hello,

So my 98 Prleude’s engine has died, to sum things up. Now I have a good body but no engine. 3 options:
1. Buy an used angine (I don't want to gamble)
2. Rebuilding it, witch I'm leaning towards
3. Sell it as is and buy a new headache off of someone else.

I want to ask your expert opinion and experiences with a rebuild engines and to please give me an idea on how it should be done and things I have to watch out for, for example what kind of after market barnd pistons and what other parts I should replace or not. Also how reliable is the engine after a rebuild, or is it just not worth the trouble....


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Re: Need advice on rebuilding an engine

ok on this if u do a rebuild for boost build the motor for more hp than u want to create the motor will last forever cp,eagle,crower are great companies for rods and pistons you will need to go forged if boosting if u just daily drive it they have brand new rebuild kits on ebay stock for like 250-300 price range. for boost u should sleeve the block upgrade cams vaulves retainers springs (titanium double wove recommended) upgrade injectors rods pistons fuel rail would help also.....im scatter brained right now hit me up though i can give more information if you have more specefic questions
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Re: Need advice on rebuilding an engine

The rebuild it would be for just a daily drive kind of thing but yet I want it to be reliable.
I have had few quoets over the phone ranging from $2700 to $6000. Im not sure what is involved in each process, that is why I'm asking here to have an Idea and not get screwed.
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Re: Need advice on rebuilding an engine

theres cheap parts all over. look on craigslist and ebay and other prelude sites and you can piece together the rebuild if your not trying to spend alot on new parts. ive seen h22s on CL with tranny for about 1000 give or take
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theres cheap parts all over. look on craigslist and ebay and other prelude sites and you can piece together the rebuild if your not trying to spend alot on new parts. ive seen h22s on CL with tranny for about 1000 give or take

I'm trying to stay away from used engines, I might come back to the same issue in a year or so....
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With all seals included - to do a full rebuild expect to look at $2,500 - $3,500 for a stock reliable daily setup. (if you were to pay a performance shop to do this) that would also include removal/installation of the motor, blueprinting etc.


If you could, just do it yourself. Long as your head or block isn't damaged than you're looking at well under $1000 in parts.

front/rear main seals
bearings
valve seals/springs/retainers/valves
timing belt/auto tensioner/water pump
cam seals
piston rings
distributor o-ring/both vtec solenoid gaskets
oil pump/cooler o-ring
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