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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just bought Used Long Block...What to look for

I bought a used long block 258 off of ebay for $60. I picked it up and it looks clean. I pulled the valve cover and the head to check for sludge buildup and scoring of the cylinder walls, and this one looks better than my original that I am running right now! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

I am going to put this one in before spring
I plan to hone the cylinders and replace the rings, cam, timing chain, and oil pump. I am looking for cheap tricks for the rebuild my budget is under $400 and that is including the $60 that I paid for the engine and reworking the head. I work in a R&D machine shop so I would like to do most of the work myself, but being an electrical engineer I may need advise on the rebuild.

If you have any money saving tips or feel that I have left out something important , please let me know.

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Re: Just bought Used Long Block...What to look for

1. Remove the ridge at the top of the cylinder.
2. Check the Crankshaft.
3. If in spec, replace the main bearings.
4. Replace the Front and Rear main seals.
5. Magnaflux the rods looking for cracks.
6. Check the rods for elognation.
7. Check the pistions for cracks in the skirts.
8. Boil out the Block.
9. Replace ALL freeze plugs.
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Re: Just bought Used Long Block...What to look for

Larry,

aside from the ridge reaming, measuring the crankshaft, new bearings, seals, and plugs, do you think that this could be done for under my budget?

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Re: Just bought Used Long Block...What to look for

1. You provide the labor.
2. You shop for good prices on parts.
3. The costs for parts would be an issue, and the budget's tight, but yes...
4. I do think it can be done, especially if you have access to a machine shop! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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