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Hey Y'all! Im looking to rebuild my engine in my 86 back with stock parts and everything. It all started with a broken seal that I found blew when I was at work today. Engine Oil Everywhere...it was very nice might I say! Other things need to be done to it as well... like the timing belt which is a cheaper part, but to get it installed is expensive since they have to take the motor apart....Anyways... Im looking to get it done by Honda, and my question is... Approx. How Much should it cost me? (Canadian money)... My Dad figures around $2000 - $3000. Its The stock 86 Engine that the CRX's have... 1.5L... anyone have any Idea How Much I should be looking to pay?!
 

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danielleb said:
SETI20 said:
For that amount of money you might just as well swap in a different type of engine with lower mileage.
Im trying to keep the whole car stock tho... and im willing to pay big bucks to get it done, but in the end, I just dont want to get ripped off!
It's kind of late for that, no? The interior is massively pink... I just don't see the benefit of keeping it stock. You'll never get the money back you put into it regardless of what you do, so why not make it better?
 

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Well...I was gonna offer to do a rebuild for ya,but DAAAANNGGGG you are in the sticks girl! :lol:

Agreed..for that kind of cash I'd go for a nice D16a1.MMMmmm more power! :D
 

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i think that if you wanted a good job done, i'm sure maybe someone on the forum would volunteer to take on the task for you for a fee, if you covered shipping? maybe? just throwing out a suggestion.
 

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I 2nd that. IMO, there are people here who would be more than willing to do it for you. And possible do a better job than honda simply because of our passion for these cars. Not to mention it would be quite a bit cheaper.
 

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imgoingforit said:
Hate to break it to ya...but a pink interior is DEFFINATELY not stock.
Upgrade.

More power j':)b

+ Less mileage ':)b

+probably cheaper':)b

= 8)

-Chris
K I lied... Its not stock.... but I still want the stock engine rebuilt... i have another CRX that I can drop a better engine in, I just want to keep the 86 stock tho....
 

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This place is starting to sound like Honda Tech... she DOESN'T WANT A DAMN SWAP!

I can't tell you what a shop would charge for a rebuild, but if you have the time you can do it yourself for a few hundred dollars. Order top and bottom end seal kits, new piston rings, and new bearings from Honda. You probably want to get a water pump and timing belt as well.
 

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This place is starting to sound like Honda Tech... she DOESN'T WANT A DAMN SWAP!
Ahaha Thanks.... I didnt want to sound mean by Telling everyone that they're not helping me!.... but you said it just fine (no offence everyone who posted in here about getting "More Power") Thanks for the tip... I will look into all those parts, and then find someone who knows a lot more than me to help me out on it!:D
 

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coldtotouch said:
i think that if you wanted a good job done, i'm sure maybe someone on the forum would volunteer to take on the task for you for a fee, if you covered shipping? maybe? just throwing out a suggestion.
I would be one of those people. I have nothing better to do. I could check into some prices if you want me to. Let me know.
 

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coldtotouch said:
i think that if you wanted a good job done, i'm sure maybe someone on the forum would volunteer to take on the task for you for a fee, if you covered shipping? maybe? just throwing out a suggestion.
I would be one of those people. I have nothing better to do. I could check into some prices if you want me to. Let me know.
That would be awesome if you could!!! :D You Rock!
 

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The two questions i have are,

Which seal blew?

Do you want the whole engine rebuilt, Bearing, rings, head work?

If you just want the timing belt changed, you can do it with the engine in the car still. There's a write up on it that im wait to be put back on-line so i can change mine. I'll pm stick about it.

So the biggest question is, What do you want done?
 

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Dodo said:
The two questions i have are,

Which seal blew?

Do you want the whole engine rebuilt, Bearing, rings, head work?

If you just want the timing belt changed, you can do it with the engine in the car still. There's a write up on it that im wait to be put back on-line so i can change mine. I'll pm stick about it.

So the biggest question is, What do you want done?
Well.... the timing belt and the seals for sure... im not sure which seal blew... I can look in the morning, but when I got my oil changed last the guy said there were 2 that were leaking a little and I would want to get those change asap... and I didnt... but I just want to change out anything that could cause my car more problems in the future that are not in good shape now... I can get a list of stuff tomorrow after looking over my car and jacking it up to see what I actually want/need done...
 

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Well, we were just looking out for your wallet on that D16A1 idea. Of course, I would probably want to rebiuld that before dropping it in anyway... you would have no clue of where that thing has been or what care it recieved.

Anyway, sounds like a front or rear main seal blew. If its the front seal, you could replace it while you are doing the timing belt. You didn't try to drive the car with no oil, right? That may save you some money in the amount of machining that has to be done.

With the cost of the rebuild, you may also be better off finding a rebuilt engine to put in. Especially if you plan on taking it to a dealer.

Don't know how this company is but they have them for 799-870, with a 275 core
http://www.precisionengine.com/rebuilt-engines/honda/
 

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With the cost of the rebuild, you may also be better off finding a rebuilt engine to put in. Especially if you plan on taking it to a dealer.
That's what I had done after losing my timing belt. My machanic said he could rebuild the original engine, but replacing with a rebuilt would likely turn out better in the long run.
 
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