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VNcalais5ltr

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hey fellas my car has done about 390000 k's. its runs good and doesnt blow smoke but thats heaps of k's. im thinking of rebuilding. i got a quote $2500 and 2 and a half weeks to do. is this good or how much is good? and what should i be looking for? thanx for the help.
 

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that sounds alright man...but whats getting done for that $2500? make sure they re-hone the block and heads and do all other usual machining...not just rip the engine apart and put it back together with some new bearings and gaskets.
 

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how long have u had it for?? sure it hasnt had a rebuild down the line

get a compression test done etc could save u money if its still all in GC
 

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most of the rebilding is labor. me and a mate rebuilt his girlfriends 5L. i forgot how much it cost in parts, but it wasn't much. he just got a new set of rings and bearings. took the motor to repco and got it dipped and got them to put the new cam bearings in as it is a **** of a job and i think ya need a special tool.
and ya would have to be a very bad mechanic to not hone a motor before putting rings in it..
i would be doing a comp test for sure. don't rebuild it if it doesn't need it.
 

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yer the 2500 was machined and stuff. how much is a comp test? and does the average mechanic do it? and i only just brought it so i wouldnt have a clue if it has had a rebuild already.
 

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If your going to re-build it, get yourself a few goodies to put in at the same time.. Altho its getting a rebuild, And at that price a cam wouldnt go astray ;)

But thats how i would do it.. A rebuild should revive the car back to Its earlier days but a bit of performance will really show you whos boss :D
 

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ok i have a Q, how much is an engine/trans rebuild, and would i just be better buying a crate motor and a vs gearbox??
 

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the average cost to rebuild an engine (stock) is about $3k, a trans 'build is around $1.5k-2k...so yes, for a little extra buying a brand spanker from holden may be a better alternative if you just want a reliable fresh engine and box.
 
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