can a 4cyl. be rebuilt for less $1000?

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Old 28 Oct 2003, 10:06 pm   #1 (permalink)
Wayne
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Default can a 4cyl. be rebuilt for less $1000?

I have a 93 camry with a 4cyl engine with a bad rod.
can this engine be rebuilt for $1000 or less. every thing i see
say's to put another used engine in it. seem ill just be back in the
same boat before long. any suggestions.....scrap it?
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Old 29 Oct 2003, 07:42 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: can a 4cyl. be rebuilt for less $1000?

I did a basic rebuild (changed only what was needed, no crank work or
boring) on my Tercel for $1100 CAD using mostly Toyota parts. If you do it
yourself you may be able to get it under $1000 but be prepared to put in
many hours of labour.


"Wayne" <wayne@cpadfw.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 93 camry with a 4cyl engine with a bad rod.
> can this engine be rebuilt for $1000 or less. every thing i see
> say's to put another used engine in it. seem ill just be back in the
> same boat before long. any suggestions.....scrap it?



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Old 29 Oct 2003, 11:43 am   #3 (permalink)
Jason James
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"Wayne" <wayne@cpadfw.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 93 camry with a 4cyl engine with a bad rod.
> can this engine be rebuilt for $1000 or less. every thing i see
> say's to put another used engine in it. seem ill just be back in the
> same boat before long. any suggestions.....scrap it?


Be careful here. Engines that have suffered a bearing failure, may have
metal debris from the worn bearing or failed parts deposited thru the oil
galleries of the engine. This can mean the engine life after a patch-up is
short.
The only true way to get around your problem is to strip the engine and
ascertain why the bearing failed, check the wear tolerances of the
crankshaft journals, oil-pump, silent shafts, cams etc to ensure they are
within spec, and inspect the sump for any metal. If there is any deposits, a
thorough clean of the oil galleries in the block and head is indicated.

Jason


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Old 29 Oct 2003, 02:28 pm   #4 (permalink)
Robert Voyles
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"Wayne" <wayne@cpadfw.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 93 camry with a 4cyl engine with a bad rod.
> can this engine be rebuilt for $1000 or less. every thing i see
> say's to put another used engine in it. seem ill just be back in the
> same boat before long. any suggestions.....scrap it?


Ever notice how many cars are for sale with a "just rebuilt" engine?
I wouldn't touch one with a 12 foot pole. Get one from a wreck that
can be test run for half the $1000.
I have bought maybe 10 Honda, Toyota and Mazda from the yards
and only one was poor. Luck? maybe. But I have seen so many kin and friends
pay big bucks for an overhaul that was good for 6 mos. Warrantee? You won't
live long enough to get justice.....BobV



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