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Hi Aussies!
I'm in Brisbane.
I'm rebuilding a k24a3.

This is my first ever trip into an engine, I'm just incredibly good at first time DIY's.

At the moment the head is fully disassembled, and hand cranking the engine, I can see piston 1 doesnt raise as high as 4 (7mm or so off) so conrod is messed up.

Had a chat to a head shop in Wooloongabba, and they said $550 to fully recondition the head, and probably about $600 to check the block\pistons, and replace the conrod.

Its a lot of money when I was lucky enough to score this engine for $300.
Anyway,
Anyone live somewhere near brisbane? (gold coast even?) who actually loves doing this as much as I am, and wants a few bucks and all the beer for the job, and can give me a hand in doing it?

I dont have all the tools (like a cylinder reamer to remove the ring of carbon build up etc) and if i buy them all its gonna cost a ton.

That said if someone has some way for a shop to about halve my quoted prices, I'll pay them. feel free to PM me or post here.

Cheers all,

Scythe.


PS. went to a honda meetup the other night, i'm embarassed to say I drive one now. I LOVE the car, but everyone was a kid, with some type of damage or imperfection and one DC5 was rattle can sprayed.
Gonna do this right!
 

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Good luck with the build! Always cool to see what you guy's are doing over there. If you need any part's just let me know :up:
 

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thanks ibuilt, I'll PM you as i'm going to need a few things for sure. replacing all bearings etc while its out.

Also, anyone in QLD, the engine rebuilders in Wynnum just quoted about 1\3rd my original price.
As long as the head is bare, it'll be about $150 to recondition the head and valves.

and about $400 for MOST of the blockwork.
Still would love to do it with someone, 1on1 but thats a better price already.
 

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:up: another kswap in brisbane xD this might motivate me into finishing my project.. gl with your build bro!!
 

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Head came off nicely and looked clean. Been professionally done by a local engine shop for $350, so pretty happy there.

Block I finally got apart, and turns out a conrod has basically embedded itself into the cylinder wall (explains why it was hard to push out!) So now I'm trying to learn about sleeving or heading down the the local honda specialist wreckers for a new block.

Honestly? I wish I'd never even tried. As with ALL of my projects in life, I love the actual project, but the outcome never works. you waste money you cant get back. You regret, then you give up on a hobby you previously loved.

Seriously, its honestly cheaper to buy a working engine than repair one. I knew electronics had reached the point in the world, I honestly never expected engines too. fml

Guess its time to keep an eye out for a cheap block. and a tub of vaseline so I can stop rust getting on anything.


EDIT: and that rattle DC5
http://forum.clubitr.com.au/showthread.php?t=11620
Its the YELLOW one
 

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Head came off nicely and looked clean. Been professionally done by a local engine shop for $350, so pretty happy there.

Block I finally got apart, and turns out a conrod has basically embedded itself into the cylinder wall (explains why it was hard to push out!) So now I'm trying to learn about sleeving or heading down the the local honda specialist wreckers for a new block.

Honestly? I wish I'd never even tried. As with ALL of my projects in life, I love the actual project, but the outcome never works. you waste money you cant get back. You regret, then you give up on a hobby you previously loved.

Seriously, its honestly cheaper to buy a working engine than repair one. I knew electronics had reached the point in the world, I honestly never expected engines too. fml

Guess its time to keep an eye out for a cheap block. and a tub of vaseline so I can stop rust getting on anything.


EDIT: and that rattle DC5
http://forum.clubitr.com.au/showthread.php?t=11620
Its the YELLOW one
WD-40 the block and all the parts and wrap it in plastic and tape it up ;) I wouldnt use vaseline that would be real gross and really hard to get off.
 
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