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Old 05-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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SPI Engine

Hey guys, my dad has an old 2000 LX with the SPI he overheated. I am thinking of rebuilding so I can save a little on gas but not sure if I will do this or not. Since it overheated could I just rebuild the top end. I am thinking the head might be wrapped so I might try getting a new head and new piston rings. If I see anything else while it is torn apart, if I do tear it apart, then I will fix it then.

Would anyone know how much this fix would cost or do I need a new motor?

Would anyone have an SPI engine for sale? I didn't post this in the WTB section because I am not sure if I will even get one.


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SPI engines are rather hard to come by because of the valve seat failure, but I don't think you would need a new motor, but I don't know what other damage there may be. A new head etc. should work, and prevent the valve seat from dropping. I believe for parts you are looking at around $250 for a reman head, and then the piston rings, etc.

A lot of people have been very happy with headsonly heads. but other brands have been recommended as well.
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The valve seat problem had actually happened early in it's life while a friend of ours had it and shortly after gave it to us, so that was fixed but then it had a whole in the radiator and was toasted and since set in the field.

So hopefully that was the only problem and pretty soon I can get it fixed.

Thanks for the reassurance, wasn't for sure how much parts were and haven't really looked yet but figured it would be less then 1000 and actually about 500-600.
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