Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:16 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 22
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!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:31 am
lar lar is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 22
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:46 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 18
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06 Apr 2008, 06:01 am
L H L H is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 70
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I have a 1999 Honda Civic Si and need a new engine???? Pepe Honda Technical 5 31 Oct 2007 10:36 am
I have a 1999 honda civic ex automatic i want to do engine swap what engine should i go with? marcos m Honda Technical 6 30 Sep 2007 04:48 pm
looking for a 1999 Honda Civic EX engine robzepeda@gmail.com Honda 3 2 22 Jun 2007 09:58 am
1999 honda civic gas cap and check engine light will Honda 2 1 09 Aug 2006 09:33 pm
1999 Honda Passport Questions Leisuresuite Larry Honda 3 1 07 Nov 2005 10:35 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 pm.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.