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Old 23 Nov 2009, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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engine swap or repair?

hi guys, found out my head gasket had gone so took it in for repair. as it stands at the minute the car has been stripped and both headgaskets were worse for wear and one head has warped over a certain tolerance and one of the coolant ports has a slight crack in it so needs replacing. now im thinking of just replacing engine for a recon unit which i can get for a decnt price. do you guys think its worth replacing whole engine, mine has done 70'000 miles but obviously hasnt been looked after. also will buying a like for like engine need any remapping on ecu?
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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personaly i would get it profesionaly built, i know of recon engines bought cheap that have gone pop very quickly indeed. A proper rebuild by a reputable tuner is well worth the extra cost
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get it rebuilt thats what I'm having done with mine at the mo decided to go for a forged rebuild. Is it open deck or closed deck? Spending the extra will pay off in the long run imo.
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its in R.A.S.P at the minute a local tuning company to me, they deal with the hyundai rally cars and a lot of friends go there having no trouble, looking at new replacement heads is £400 on there own.. i dont mind spending the money, but the garage seem to think that getting a recon is the way forward. obviuosly you guys think different
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Get it rebuilt thats what I'm having done with mine at the mo decided to go for a forged rebuild. Is it open deck or closed deck? Spending the extra will pay off in the long run imo.
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Old 24 Nov 2009, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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has anyone had any dealings with smr engines? a few people i know have bought engines off them and not had any problems whatsoever
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