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Old 02-24-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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how much does it run to have a 1.8 enigine rebuilt?
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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how much does it cost to go out for dinner?
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how much does it cost to go out for dinner?
That all dependes on who I'm taking and if I get blown or not.
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why rebuild when spare engines are cheap and plentiful?
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$400 for a low milage used engine
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Show me a low milage 1.8 in my area for $400 and I'll give you $100
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That all dependes on who I'm taking and if I get blown or not.
Damn, now that was a good set up and delivery.

99 Long blocks at Planet Miata for $1250. 94-97 for $750.
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:39 AM   #8
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why rebuild when spare engines are cheap and plentiful?
Because you can increase displacement, use stronger internals, and balance what rotates. Look at how much power markp and AndyFloyd get to play with. I'd take 8k rpm redline and 300-350 whp without risking destroying my engine any day.
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yes, on the flip side, you also get to upgrade the transmission, diff, and brakes (whether you want to or not).
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Your both so right. But think of how fun it must be.
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overnighted from japan? More than you can afford pal.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:44 AM   #12
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A reasonable quality rebuild usually runs $2500 or so...and then you will have to do some of the work yourself. It is true, the real answer to this question is that it CAN cost any amount...depending on what youre doing to the engine.

I agree with KFJ....I wouldnt screw with rebuilds when I can get a nice used engine cheaply.
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i think crx (jason) got his '99 1.8 for $500. if you look around locally, you can find them. i'm not that impressed with planet miata's stuff nor their prices.

with anything, you can find what you want at a very good price if you have the patience and knowledge.
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jdm 1.8's up here for 800bux.
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Damn, now that was a good set up and delivery.

99 Long blocks at Planet Miata for $1250. 94-97 for $750.
are those new or rebuilt engines? What does an install run on average?
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are those new or rebuilt engines? What does an install run on average?
Prolly just used engine, not rebuilt or new.
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pssht yea right, find me a 1.8 motor for 400, that will be the day jesus will appear on jerry springer
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it's not uncommon to get a 1.8 for a few hundred $$. wasn't olderguy asking like $400 or $500 for his complete 1.8 motor and tranny?
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pssht yea right, find me a 1.8 motor for 400, that will be the day jesus will appear on jerry springer
I have one...so I guess jesus will be appearing?

Last year I sold two 60k 1.8s...complete @ $600 ea
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