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Old 29 Jun 2008, 06:16 am
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Default is it better to get a Japanese import low mileage engine put into your car, or have yours rebuilt???

I'm trying to find out which is better. I have a 1991 Honda Accord EX, and my engine has 245,000 miles on it. I need to know which is better from an "experts" opinion!!! thank you very muchLet me know why as well! Thanks
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 06:31 am
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It's usually better to just get a low mileage engine put into your car, as long as you can verify that the mileage is actually what it is advertised as. Having yours rebuilt doesn't change every single part of the engine, so some parts are still old and have a lot of mileage on them. Also, often times its more expensive to rebuild because it involves removing your old engine, rebuilding it all (which takes a lot of time and work) and then putting it back in your car. Often times you can find a cheap low mileage engine for cheap, then all the shop has to do is pull out your old engine, place in the new one and wire it up. I'd just get the low mileage engine, at least that way every single part on the engine has low mileage on it. Btw, congrats on getting 245k on your Accord, Honda's are great cars, glad to see another one go so far!
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 06:46 am
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as long as the motor wasn't anything really desired by import tuners like a k20a2 motor or k24 pretty much any commuter engine is cheap and relatively easy to replace as long as you take it to the right mechanic. im assuming the 91 accords had the f motor, thats easy to replace
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 07:01 am
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you would be better off getting a new motor like an h22a. it would be cheaper than doing a bunch of work like internals and such to build your current motor. you would gain 20ish hp and it would be a brand spankin new motor compared to your old one. and you would be better off doing stuff later on to the newer motor anyways.
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