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new engine dead???? aargh
Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:03 AM
I bought the engine with 10,000 miles on it since a rebuild by a reputed member of the board, the engine was owned and sold to me by someone who doesn't post here that often. I don't want to get into names right now.
I put the engine in my car a few months ago and have not driven the car much; the boost level is stock and the only modifications I've run on the car are open exhaust and free-flowed airbox.
The rebuilder said (after i got back with the engine) :
"Well the short of it is that the engine was out of my old 87 RX with 180 000+ km and i did a base rebuild , rings, berrings and seals it was in trade for a XT6 engine that he had ,the motor didnt need a rebuild but i had the heads off so i did the rest just to make sure .
"just so you know he did get it hot once (not sure why , maybe bad hoses or faulty head gasket?) and it needed a head gasket on one side , it pushed out the coolent passages in one spot to the out side of the motor ,"small leek " so i did a re&re on both sides just to make sure , but that was all i know about it since he lives a long way away from me .
"it should be a good engine but i dont know his driving habits but i did tell him how to break it in properly. "
so my feeling is that the engine may have had the bad cylinder when I bought it. The car has not had proper stock power or gas mileage since i put the new engine in; i chalked that up to needing a tune up or timing adjustment, but the timing was OK and neither of those actions improved the way it drove.
I'm asking for opinions regarding whether I should contact the seller and pursue partial or full reimbursement. I know the seller ran the turbo at full boost, and the turbo that came with the engine had a crack between the exhaust and the wastegate.
thanks to all who have input.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:25 AM
i should also add that the information i quoted was received after i got back from getting the engine, which took an entire weekend and had to happen when it did. i wish i'd had such information first..
i should further add that i don't really have the time, enthusiasm, money, resources, money, enthusiasm, or money to make another engine for my car or do a lot of fixing on this one.
i should also subtract.. myself! bedtime. thanks everyone.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:29 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:55 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:50 PM
I built a motor once that lasted 54 miles. I never was able to figure out if it was the machine shops fault or mine. probably a bit of both. after that I bought a CCR engine and its been happy since then. I will be building a motor again but this time just for fun. sorry to hear about your troubles I hope it gets straightened out ok.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 02:13 AM
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