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Engine Replacement

eh2o

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Im looking at options for an engine replacement of my 94VR (my current engine is tired and worn)

where would i start looking,

should i
A) Find a low KM 2nd Hand replacement?
B) Find a Reco Motor?
C) Create Motor?

what other options do i have....

What Price would i be looking at?
would it be a simple swap?
Where woulb be the best place to look around brissy.. any help would be great
 

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For under $1000 fitted there is only one choice: second hand
A reco motor fitted and you're looking at $2000 minimum...prob closer to $3000
To create a motor ....$4000 and upwards ...no upper limit.
Remember you can buy a good VR for $3 to 4000 in Brissy and get maybe $2500 for the old one (with a RWC). Thats private not thru dealers.
 

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How much do you want to spend? On ebay there's an online store which runs out of the Holden dealer from Ballarat, Victoria. They have a brand new crate v6 ecotec for $4100. Here it is http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-HOLDEN-C...651495QQihZ002QQcategoryZ102358QQcmdZViewItem

Your choice really depends on how long you want to keep the car for. If it's your pride and joy and want to keep it for a few more years then get the current engine reco'd. If you just want to do it up to sell it then a second hand engine. Personally I'd never touch a second hand one. My fiance had one put in her Pulsar Reebok and went from the zippiest, gutsiet runabout to the biggest hunk of junk. Plus most second hand engines only come with a 90 day or 3 month warranty at most and good luck trying to get the seller to honour the warranty.
 

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Same Here! I need a new V6

Yea, I brought an acclaim wagon from Car City and have lost all confidence in it (and the dealer but thats a long story).

Now I'm faced with deciding to spend heaps to put a new engine in or just buy a whole new car and trade in and loose a $1000 or so in the process.

Mines on lpg and Ive heard i'll be waiting ages for any engine upgrade on lpg at the moment.

Anyone got any suggestions? I'm in melbourne
 

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Scooter79 said:
How much do you want to spend? On ebay there's an online store which runs out of the Holden dealer from Ballarat, Victoria. They have a brand new crate v6 ecotec for $4100. Here it is http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-HOLDEN-C...651495QQihZ002QQcategoryZ102358QQcmdZViewItem
yeah that's ballarat holden's surplus stock, go by the name of WASP now.

I'd avoid a reco or s/h unless your looking to get rid of it. rebuild with ACL rebuild kit, stage 2 cam yadda yada yadda and it'll be hunting v8's for a bit over 4k, or talk to COME about a stroker engine or boostable stroker, and you'll kill anything with wheels, but don't expect change from 20k all up
 

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TheJack said:
Yea, I brought an acclaim wagon from Car City and have lost all confidence in it (and the dealer but thats a long story).

Now I'm faced with deciding to spend heaps to put a new engine in or just buy a whole new car and trade in and loose a $1000 or so in the process.

Mines on lpg and Ive heard i'll be waiting ages for any engine upgrade on lpg at the moment.

Anyone got any suggestions? I'm in melbourne
well do you want an engine that shames most or a cheap daily hack? not too hard a decision in my eyes
 

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If you're only going to lose $1000 on buying another car than that would be the way to go unless you want more power...though as your current car is a wagon and on gas, its not power you are after...but if it is then trade to a V8. Otherwise you will be without a car for weeks whilst you do up the wagon.
 

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TheForgotten said:
well do you want an engine that shames most or a cheap daily hack? not too hard a decision in my eyes
Not all of us have an endless supply of money to spend on our cars. :rolleyes:
 

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well, im hoping to keep, a littlemore power would be good,who doesn't seek a little extra, like i said, currnt engine in tired and worn..... has any 1 ever delt with a create motor?

can i use my old computer?
 
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