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Engine rebuilding recommendations

Discussion in 'General' started by David Hofstede, May 16, 2018.

  1. David Hofstede

    David Hofstede New Member

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    Hey I'm looking to have my 99 ecotec supercharged engine completely rebuilt, bored out and machined. I threw a big end bearing and I think I'll just need to replace my crank.

    I'll also be wanting to have my heavy duty gearbox rebuilt.

    Can anyone recommend specialists in Victoria to go to and to steer clear of?
     
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    Is it just a standard engine?

    I’d recommend using a stock ecotec bottom end (less than $200 with warranty for complete runner) and putting the l67 bits onto that. An l67 bottom end is a little tougher if you’re really going to be pushing it. Still relatively easy to come across.

    They’re just not worth rebuilding.
     
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    Normally I would agree with you on this advise but I have a sentimental attachment to my VT like most do with their cars and this is the original engine and I want my girls original heart to power her again.
     
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    Need to factor in tuning too. I can confirm Mace won't touch a top swap with Ecotec compression for mail order tuning. This is a big consideration depending on your access to local Delco dyno tuners.

    OP, Mace will sell you a brand new OE crank if you do end up needing one.
     
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    Yeah will be fine with a stock tune especially running 98. Shouldn’t go 10psi pulley without a tune though like you can on standard ones.

    100% what I’d be doing. A Buick v6 is. Buick v6 imo.
     

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