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Engine Rebuild... What do I need to know

I am pulling and rebuilding me engine since I got coolant in my oil. Not sure what the problem is yet since its not tore down but i will soon enough.

Figuring that its just a pin hole in the block can i just sleeve it?

Also wonder what aftermarket stuff should i go with on the rebuild. I know im going to put in studs but didnt know about springs and stuff like that.

I plan on doing the DIY stage 3 injector kit sometime if not when i do the rebuild and a 38r soon after.

Should i worry about roads and stuff?

I'm looking to spend about 4 - 5 thousand on the rebuild.

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Billett rods !!
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Billett rods !!
What kind and how much do these run... i was thinking about that but i think they are a little out of my price range if im not mistaken and i do have forged rods now

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Re: Engine Rebuild... What do I need to know

I would not be rebuilding the motor just because there's chocolate milk in the pan - there's a few common causes of this, none of which require a rebuild and all will save you thousands of dollars...

Blown head gasket
Leak under timing cover
Oil cooler

How many miles on the motor?

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I would not be rebuilding the motor just because there's chocolate milk in the pan - there's a few common causes of this, none of which require a rebuild and all will save you thousands of dollars...

Blown head gasket
Leak under timing cover
Oil cooler

How many miles on the motor?
Well i have checked the compression so i dont think its a head gasket all checked out and i was told if it was oil cooler there would be oil in the coolant not coolant in the oil

explane more about the Leak under timing cover?

and there is 210k on the engine

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Re: Engine Rebuild... What do I need to know

It can mix both directions in the oil cooler - and a compression test is not going to show a head gasket that is bypassing coolant.

There is an oil passage at the top corner of the block under the timing cover that I have seen leak to the coolant area of the cover. If the timing cover is removed you may see some dark discoloration in that area if it was the cause.

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have you checked the oil cooler?

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Re: Engine Rebuild... What do I need to know

If you're going to Stage 3 hybrids and have the right supporting mods you will push 500 hp. You'll either need rods or some conservative tuning to be reliable. Rods won't be cheap, plus the block likes to wiggle around once you get to 500, so you might be better off with Stage 2's and not have to worry with everything else.

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He said the block likes to wiggle around.

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Fill that bish then girdle it then see how bad she wiggles.

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