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Old 06-29-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Basic Motor Work Question..V. I ARE A N00B

For someone that has never done motor work before how hard would it be for me to: buy a used 1.8 motor, break it down, have machine work done on it for new internals like rods/pistons, and put it back together/swap it into my car?

Holy **** that is a bad run-on sentence.

What I am looking to do is buy a used 99 motor, and have ARP studs, pistons (JE or supertech), and rods. (not sure yet, maybe M-Tuned)

I'd have the machine shop put the rods/pistons in, bore out the block, deck it, etc.

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This is pretty much what I did. I had the machine shop assemble the short block. I bolted on the head, pan and all the accesories. It really wasn't bad, just don't rush yourself.
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Build a copy of the motor Savingaids and I are running. You also need to find a machinist who has experience building roadrace turbo engines because there are several differences in tolerance and valve-seats for each type.
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