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Where to source rebuilt engine

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#1 mattri


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:05 PM

Where is a good, reputable place to get a rebuilt EA81 or EA82 longblock? I've seen CCR's site they look promising, good package, decent price. Anywhere else?

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:16 PM

given reputation, it is highly recommended to stick with CCR. i wouldn't bother sourcing one from anyone else. no way, no how.

the only other rebuild option i'd consider is if i knew and trusted a very competent and local machine shop to have them do it for me.

have you thought about an engine swap? better technology, power, performance, reliability, parts....for probably less money?

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:49 PM

Define new engine....
Does your's not run, and you are looking for a replacement? OR
Are you looking for something that you know has been professionally rebuilt, because you dont want to have to touch it for 50+ thousand miles?

My usual stop is the wrecking yard, after a cursory compression check and inspection, I proceed to re-seal the engine and throw new timing belts on it. Less costly, more labor-intensive. It's a toss-up.

You said EA81 OR 82... are you building something? If building something from 'scratch' so to speak, I second the possibility of a newer powerplant...


EDIT: Sorry, forgot to say, +1 on CCR being the best solution, with their warranty and reputation before them... just make sure you have a core for them.

Edited by 88RxTuner, 30 January 2009 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for the replies. I've been looking for an older subie wagon for a while. My first subie was an 84, I've owned an 82 and an 83, as well as prob a dozen gl/ loyale's. They're getting harder to find and the ones you do see have questionable motors or no motor at all. For the time/labor involved if I could find a clean old wagon/ hatch I'd just as soon get a crate motor and drop it in.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:53 AM

I had my local auto repair shop get me low-mileage Japanese crate engine. I live in a very small town and I've been doing business with the shop since '92 and trust them. I bought it in 2000 for my '86 Loyale. It has been a fantastic engine with no problems at all.

Just giving you another option to think about.

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