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Old 09-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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So here is my thinking i just wanted to get some opinions on it. My car has 150,000 miles on it and is still running strong. I know however that it will not be this way forever. I do not want to buy a new car when things start going bad for it. I just want to know if there is anyone on here who has had there engine rebuilt. What was rebuilt? who did it? and about how much it ran you. I would prefer those who had it done by someone else. I do not have the time or expertise to do this myself. any help would be wonderful. thanks.


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I know there are a few peeps on here who have ... They will chime in once the day settles them down in front of a computer.

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I have built dozens of these engines , I would do a compression test and leak down , that will tell you the condition of your engine internaly , if its all good and you do regular maintenance you engine might go to 300,000

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if i did these and found that one of them was bad what would be some of the things folks would suggest doing.
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the compression test will tell you which cyl is bad, the leak down will tell you whether it is losing compression from valves or rings. Once you know where the leak is, you can figure out what to replace.

However, if its me, I'd do regular maint until HG, bearing, or valve seat goes bad and rebuild from there. I plan to have a second car by that time, and thats when the SVT becomes auto-x whore.
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All right i understand the test. the things you said you would wait for, would those cause damage if i waited for those.

I don't want folks to think i don't take care of it. I do. I am just trying to prepare for what may come my way. thanks for the info.
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