Originally Posted by 22DODGE22
A rebuild involves boring the cylinders, new pistons, new rings, polish or regrind crank, new rod bearins, new main bearings, gasket set, head work, valve job.
in total, even if you assemble the engine yourself, the cost of a complete a proper rebuild will definitely exceed the value of the car.
Well the cylinders walls dont have ridges, it has 150000mi on it! dont know why i would need pistons, the pistons in it are in good shape(no spread), the crank probably needs reground, the kit i showed at ebay has all the bearings and gaskets for 160.00.
Here is total i get >
dont know if i can vat the head may have to clean by hand! if I can vat 30.00
engine heads and parts vated 35.00
shaved needed 25.00
Kit above 160.00
turn crank 50.00
oil pump 50.00
oil and filter 20.00
Valves all look good no sign on burn.
I just put new water pump and belt in it because it was overheating so i will prob reuse!
total 390.00 unless u can think of something i forgot.
This is a 1999 dodge sport 3 speed auto sunroof all power
the worst value is $1100 and good cond is value at $1900
If you can think of anything else I may have forgot please tell me because i do want it to be worth it! thanks
PS i thought these motor where throw away motors because they cant be bored? Is this true?