617 engine rebuild
- From: Tom Plunket <tomas@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 22:13:28 -0700
In another thread, Heav wrote:
I have my '82 TDT pretty much apart right now. I pick up the engine
tomorrow which I have just had completely remanufactured for $5600 at
Metric Motors in the LA area and I have the interior all removed for
cleaning and replacement of the AC evaporator, which requires removing
I'm somewhat interested in doing this myself. I get a lot of oil
blow-by and wonder if I might find a bit more performance with new
cylinder walls and rings.
I've done a full engine teardown and rebuild in the past, but it's been
a long time and now I don't have tools, space, or time honestly to do
it. So, if I want to have someone else do it for me, well, what's the
best way to go about it?
I remember another thread, someone suggested that sending the motor to
MB in Germany to have them do it was a similar cost, but I'd prefer to
avoid pulling the engine myself as well.
So LA is pretty close by. Does Metric have the capability to pull a
motor and store the car while they're doing the work? (For $6k+ I'd
hope so!) Could I/should I even consider having the local MB shop pull
it and send it away for me?
Honestly, the car's only got 160k miles on it so it seems like this
might be a bit "young" to be doing an engine rebuild, but, well, it
needs it. ..."need" being somewhat relative, too, since it does run ok
and it does cruise on the freeway just fine, it just chews through oil a
bit faster than I'd like and oil runs all down the side of the engine
from the breather tube...
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