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Posted by Bill on January 09, 2002 at 20:24:11:

In Reply to: Re: SWAP IS NOT THAT HARD FOR ME BECAUSE posted by ADAMK on January 09, 2002 at 19:35:22:

and talk with him about labor. He will have to do the teardown and inspect the pieces, then reassemble -- I'd say he should be able to give you a labor estimate. But the parts cost can be variable, depending on what he finds on the teardown. Some parts may need replacement, others not. Parts you can figure as a starting point might include:

pistons/rings
rod/main bearings
gasket set
waterpump
oilpump
head studs
valves/springs/retainers
cam bearings (don't even know if S14 has these
timing chain/tensioner/guides
plugs/cap/rotor/filters
belts
fasteners
hoses/thermostat/radiator if needed
clutch disc/pressure plate/TO brg if needed

Then figure some costs for machining and other stuff:

clean/hot tank block
bore cleanup or overbore
rod rebuilding
labor for head assembly/setup
clean/pressure test oil cooler

Add in the cost of the shop labor, plus budget for consumables like coolant, oil and beer and you should have a baseline budget.

Does this help?

Bill


have access to 2 different s14 engines. adn as far as parts go, they will cost me 1/4 of retaile (turner, BMP)my consern is labor and what parts i will need





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