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Old 08-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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best way for fixing.

I've had a lot of thoughts on what to do as far as repairs on my car. I had thought to just rebuild but would it be better to replace? The engine has spun rod bearings.
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What kind of car, engine, etc.?
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What kind of car, engine, etc.?
1998 camaro v6 3800 s2
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Rebuild that bitch.

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I'm with Sniper. I love my 3.8. Even with 138,XXX, she's still running real strong.
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I'm with Sniper. I love my 3.8. Even with 138,XXX, she's still running real strong.
average price to rebuild the lower end and redo the intake gasket.
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Cheap if you do it yourself
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Cheap if you do it yourself

yea im not mechanically inclined lol.
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yea im not mechanically inclined lol.
Sorry...
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Well leo if u dont want to pay and eye and some parts of ur face to fix it then u are gonna have to incline to mechanic lmao
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yea im not mechanically inclined lol.
*sigh* You should work on that.
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*sigh* You should work on that.
i wish i knew.
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Leo,, go to this link and buy Basic Engine building dvd, and check the sample on the website, it will explain the basics of engine building and will help really understand whats going on inside your motor while it running,, its very awesome,, It really jumped me into mechanics really good !!!
BoxWrench 'Basic Engine Building' Video for Automotive Car & Truck Engine Rebuilding & Repair


p.s I had a blown head gasket in my 84 trans am and with this dvd I pulled my motor out myself and tore it down on the engine stand and fixed it, its great yull love it !!!
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That's exspensive for a DVD lol. Wow.
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oh man, but yull love it, I can watch it day in and day out, it shows how to properly jack up and car to disassembly to taking it to the machine shop and shows what they do, to rebuilding it and installing it back into the car and proper break in on the first start up ! , Trust me its worth it dvd , Highly Recomended !
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Looks like a lot of fun i say give it a try
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Not worth it to rebuild the engine, just get a salvage/junk yard engine and call it a day. You can find them cheap, and a reputable yard will have a warr on it.
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Not worth it to rebuild the engine, just get a salvage/junk yard engine and call it a day. You can find them cheap, and a reputable yard will have a warr on it.
Why when this could happen again. Then I have to wait for them to warrant it.
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Get a newer one. Upto 08, just need to change intake, oil pan, oil pan, and a accy with your old engine. These engines are tough and really only get hurt by neglect. Find one with 50k on it
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