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View Poll Results: Rebuild Or Used Engine
REBUILD 9 81.82%
USED ENGINE WITH MININUM OF 98K UP 2 120K 2 18.18%
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Cool New Engine Or Rebuild Help ! ! ! ! !

I Need Your Help What Do You Think ?

1986.5 Toyota Supa Non-Turbo

150,000 Miles On My Current Engine . . . .

I Need A Rebuild
My Engine Knocks LOUD AS KNOCKS WHEN I TURN IT ON CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK Thats All I Hear . . . . .

I WANT TO FIX MY ENGINE UP HEADERS EXHAUST INTAKE WIRE SET BLAH BLAH BLAH ETC. .

WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK WHAT WOULD LAST ME LONGER AN ENGINE MAYBE WITH LIKE 98,000 LEAST OR JUST A FULL REBUILD . . .
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:58 AM   #2
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If you have rod knock, the crank will be scored and need to be cut.
I can't see how the connecting rod would still be reusable.

I dissected an engine that had a spun bearing in the rod, and it was such a mess in there. It needed a new rod and a new crank.

As far as what is best for you. I really canít tell you!
There are way too many factors: time, money, experience requirements for the build, etcetc.

Rebuilds are great if you can source good parts and go from there.

Buying a JDM motor is a quick way of doing it.
But you would be getting an old motor, but a quicker solution.

Depends on how long you want to keep the car also.
Sometimes putting used parts in a used car is the way to go.
I once sold a used part to a guy and said that the part will probably outlast his car.

Well, different people have different philosophies, but I think I gave some ideas on both.
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Old 01-14-2006, 06:33 AM   #3
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Go for one of those used 30K jap motors. Replace the head gasket on it and you'll be good to go. It'll be about $500.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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Rebuilding it will give you better results and longer life, but as its allready been stated, it depends on where you get the parts, whos building it, money. I rebuilt and have full confidence in my engine as i've seen what went in it, and had access to very cheap parts and a great mechanic.
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:00 PM   #5
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time is another factor. if you want it running as quick as possible then its a no brainer, go with a jdm engine. but if you want durability then rebuild. its all up to you. again money, time, experience
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:21 AM   #6
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where is a good place to buy a rebuild kit from? i need bearings, all the gaskets, and new rings. also a rebuild kit for the head, just the oil seals and other not reusable stuff.
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