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Old 03-26-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default Testing waters on my 1.9L longblock..

Im considering selling my built motor and going another route.
Fully built by Robello Racing:
Its a protege bottom end
323 gtx forged rods w/ arp hardware
ARP head studs
JE pistons 9:1
95 miata head, fully worked over by Robello (3 angle port job ect)
99 springs/retainers/SS exhaust valves (i think oversized but ill have to check to be sure)
Protege open valve cover
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History of the motor:
Brian, Robellos owners son who works @ robello. Built the motor for his track toy. Built it, tuned it on their engine dyno and put it in his car. Put 300 miles on it before he got into boost. Then when he did, he blew his tranny and yanked it out. I bought it with aprox 350 miles on the motor. I put 2k street miles on it without boost. Then put the turbo setup in and got it tuned and have about 3k additional mile on it. So lets call it 6k miles to be on the safe side. This motor is still in great condition, i will do a leakdown/compression test before pulling it for anyone who wants to know the #s it has.

I paid 2000 bucks for it and will let it go for 1800.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:07 AM   #2
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its a little pricey at $1800... here is what i have:
01 short block (10:1 oem pistons)
m-tuned rods
99 head
ported/polished intake mani

cost me $2k w/ assembly and **** like that.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #3
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How much would one list it for then? I feel im asking a reasonable price for both a buyer and seller.
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Price seems fair to me.. did you find out the reason for your motor pinging so easily if you tried to add timing? Curious since you've talked a lot about that issue on here whether it turned out to not be motor related.
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DIY cam gears that came with it, oem cam gears are on it now and will come with it.
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Its also go this in the bottom end:
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Rebello dynos motors they build.
Do you have the dyno sheet?
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I dont have Robellos, but i do have mine with a 2560 bolted to it:
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That dip at 6k rpm was the un tuned knock sensor going off and pulling 2* of timing.
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