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Piston Repair or new Engine?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JohnnyFresno, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. JohnnyFresno

    JohnnyFresno 1/2 ton status

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    Well I am 99.9% sure I have a bad piston ring. My question is is it worth rebuilding just that 1 cylinder or just buy a replacement motor? I am on a very strict budget atm. I have most of the tools to do a engine swap but have never done one before. How hard would a rebuild be compared to an engine swap?

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  2. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    A little background info.
    Mileage on current engine?
    Problems?
    Symptoms?
    Why do you think it's a ring, etc? This will allow us to help you better..
     
  3. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Drop a used motor in it for now and build the one you have. Can you say stroker ??? Yeah buddy, that's what it's all about. Build it the way you want it as you can afford the parts. Some things you may need a local machine shop do, but do everything you can yourself. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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