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Engine ReBuild - 5.7L V8

MEESEN

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Hi Guys,

I’ve recently bought a 5.7L V8 out of a (VY SS) from my old man.
The engine has only done approx 20,000km, but anyway he sold it to me coz he has cracked the block....

I was wondering if it would be possible to buy a new block and transfer all the crap from the old block. If so where is a good place to buy a new block? I’m pretty sure the engine is a Ls1 5.7L (4 Bolt??).

If I could what else would I need?... new gaskets, rings etc?

Thanks,
Luke
 

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It might be wise to have the motor disassembled first (if you have not already) to check what other damage may have occurred to other components, if any, so you know what you are up for on a rebuild. (I assume the cracked block was due to engine overheating).

I would check with some engine builders on where you might locate a new block at a fair price, (assuming they are still available new).
 

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why not just scrap that motor and buy a LS2
 

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im asuming ls2 crank doesnt fit the ls1?
 

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Wheres the crack in block might be possible to weld it up
 

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you want a cheap one ebay might be the go.
 
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