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Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:16 am
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Default Rebuilding a 1999 Honda civic si Engine questions!?

Hi, does anyone know the approximate cost of rebuilding the 1999 Honda civic si engine? and can it be rebuilt by just taking it to the honda dealership? and if i rebuild it well it mean the engine is like new? so it would be like it has 0 miles on it?Just wondering because i don't really know much about cars? any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in Advance!
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:31 am
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I won't answer all the question. Yes it could be rebuilt at the Honda dealership. You talk yourself about rebuilding the engine. Do you have all the special tools and etc to do it. Can you measure all the tolerances. Do you know what machine shops to take the parts to in your area. Unless you do a total rebuild, remanufacture in some caes on the engine, then you won't have a new engine, it'll be a reconditioned engine.
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:46 am
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first of all what's wrong with the 1999 engine, why would you want to rebuild it? I'm from Asia and from my experience as a licensed car mechanic honda engines are very good. Most of my customers come to my shop to have it modified(for quarter mile race) not to overhaul or rebuild it. overhauls or rebuld costs depends or the spares that you're going to use(original or replacement) and who's going to do the overhaul(honda dealer, machine shop or car shops. From where I'm from it would cost around 1000-1200 usd( includes labor, spares and machining work). It would perform like new however there might be some seepage or wetting after sometime(leaks). My advice to you is if it's not broken, dont tamper with it.
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 06:01 am
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Don't bother rebuilding! The cost of the parts themselves can be $500+, labor another $500-1000 and you still have to worry about the build quality. Most Honda dealers have contracted companies that do this heavy work - they would simple pull the engine, send it over to the contract shop, reinstall it, mark up the cost and return it.BEST BET: find a low mileage JDM importer - the specialize in bringing under 40k mile factory engines from Japan to the US. The Japanese are even more materialistic and buying new cars all the time - result, a glut of low mile, 7-15 year old cars still in good shape. A motor like your would only be about $600-900 for a FACTORY BUILT engine. Then swap it yourself or find a shop. Should only be $300-500 in labor but you may want to take the opportunity to look at other repairs like CV joints, new hoses, feul filter, etc.
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