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Old 10-06-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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buildup question...

So heres my question, would getting some pistons, rods, cams, p&p heads, (basically going full N/A) make the engine theoretically last longer? or would the engine life span still be some what the same? Basically say, lets just theoretically say a engine would die at 150k, but if someone throws in new parts and everything to go full N/A at like say 100k miles, would the engine last longer?

I know thats its hard to say how long an engine would last etc etc. and there are many variables, dont waste posts and point out the obvious, but im just throwing out a possible, what if type question.


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Old 10-06-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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Stronger parts will help but IMO, most people who put all that money and parts into their motor run the piss out of it on a constant basis. Now, granted, the motor is tronger but as long as you are not running the piss out of it and you are on top of all of the fluid changes and keeping everything well lubed, you would probably have a longer lasting motor.
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rods are unnecessary. it comes down to maintenance really. the engine doesnt just "die"

overtime, rebuilding it will help out a lot, new gaskets n seals, maybe new valves, pnp to clean things up and it will run great again. things like forged rods and new pistons are only necessary if you have some kind of FI goin. on a n/a car nothing like that will be needed. stronger parts make them able to understand more compression, not really longevity.
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