Gumout GDI Q&A Answers

click here for the Gumout GDI Q&A answers

Recent Topics
Oil filter cutter
by ChevyBadger
07/03/15 12:20 AM
Silverado
by ChevyBadger
07/02/15 11:59 PM
Photos, oil catch can Hyundai i30. (oil in can)
by omegaspeedy
07/02/15 09:48 PM
Robot kills worker at VW Germany plant
by Benito
07/02/15 09:42 PM
No more fillings - new tooth decay treatment
by Benito
07/02/15 09:38 PM
CR Reveals the "Thirsty Thirty" Oil Burners
by SubLGT
07/02/15 09:30 PM
Quality of Sheetz gas
by faramir9
07/02/15 09:09 PM
Mercedes Benz oil
by tennisdoc40
07/02/15 08:54 PM
MC FL-500S 8000 miles with QSUD
by buck91
07/02/15 08:49 PM
2010 Rav 4 opinions.
by JustinH
07/02/15 08:30 PM
Mixing question.
by Justin251
07/02/15 08:27 PM
Do people just lie when they write car ads, or...
by CBR.worm
07/02/15 08:15 PM
Newest Members
jamesrapai, LMS, Matt2, Terrie222, slipfish
54560 Registered Users
Who's Online
27 registered (Brad_C, c502cid, BobaLouie, chrisri, carlprop, 1 invisible), 736 Guests and 93 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54560 Members
66 Forums
233755 Topics
3754512 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#3329935 - 04/01/14 06:09 AM Engine rebuilds?
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3689
Loc: Tennessee
Do any of you do engine rebuilds. I would not know where to begin. Looks like a lot of trouble and I would think you would need years of experience to to it,imho.

Here is a sample video.
_________________________
I have saved so much time this year by running red lights and taking short cuts, I can skip the next 3 months..can you?

Top
#3329940 - 04/01/14 06:18 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 12026
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
It is getting more difficult with every new generation of engines.
Anyone can do it but not everyone can do it right.
_________________________
ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.

Top
#3329941 - 04/01/14 06:18 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Shannow Online   content


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 29207
Loc: a prisoner island
I've built a handfull, including twice parking the car amongst a pile of parts on Friday night, doing a short block swap, cam and head(s), exhaust carb, dizzy and tuning....commissioning/run-in on Sunday, and drive 40 miles to work Monday.

Nowadays, and LIM feels like a big day out on a weekend, and work is only 10 miles away.

Top
#3329942 - 04/01/14 06:19 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Merkava_4 Online   content


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 11316
Loc: Clovis, CA
Yes I've done engine rebuilds.

Step 1 : Remove engine from car grin2

Top
#3329947 - 04/01/14 06:24 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: Trav]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3689
Loc: Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Trav
It is getting more difficult with every new generation of engines.
Anyone can do it but not everyone can do it right.


amen to that................
_________________________
I have saved so much time this year by running red lights and taking short cuts, I can skip the next 3 months..can you?

Top
#3329952 - 04/01/14 06:28 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3689
Loc: Tennessee
If I knew how, I would try it, but I'm afraid I do not know all the extra things, like talking clearances to someone, machining language lingo, and all the specialty tools needed and so on. I have got a 1500 sq ft basement to do many projects, just no skills in that area,,,oil changes, some brake work, but I dont do that anymore, u get old and lazy after awhile...mercy.
_________________________
I have saved so much time this year by running red lights and taking short cuts, I can skip the next 3 months..can you?

Top
#3329980 - 04/01/14 07:00 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3334
Loc: Kansas
I'll be doing a Ford 3.8 in a couple of weeks, but when you figure in all costs (such as running around to the manchine shop and parts shipping charges), it's probably cheaper just to get a good reman.
Still, if you do it yourself, you know exactly what's in it.

Top
#3330051 - 04/01/14 08:13 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 4839
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Having worked in the marine and automotive racing industry, not to mention my current job in aviation, I've done plenty of overhauls and "rebuilds".

The work itself is not all that hard. Especially if you contract a competent machine shop to complete the critical items.

However, when dealing with used parts, there are nearly always "issues". Including metal fatigue, corrosion, wear, cracks, distortion, bending and so on.

When I overhauled my aircraft engine, I chose to install all sorts of new parts. Even though it was not required. This ensures a good service life from the engine without risk of installing a used part that might not have much life left in it. If I had the funds, I would have purchased a brand new engine.

Aluminum, for example, has a fatigue limit. It is capable of just so many fatigue cycles and then failure results. We can perform all sorts of non destructive testing on aluminum parts, get a clean bill of health, and still have a part that will fail in short order.

Those that "rebuild" or "overhaul" engines need to have detailed knowledge about the particular engine. Armed with that, the results can be spectacularly good.
_________________________
Turbo's rule.

Top
#3330069 - 04/01/14 08:32 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 1654
Loc: Occupied Virginia
I'd love to be able to do my own rebuild some day, but the lack of tools, space and funds has pretty much killed any chance of me ever doing so.

Top
#3330071 - 04/01/14 08:32 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 6408
Loc: Ontario, Canada
It is kind of sad, the only engine I've ever had completely apart, was a briggs and stratton in class in high school. It ran quite well with a couple pulls too once I got it back together.
I did rings and clutch springs on my 2T dirt bike as well, but that's it.
I agree with Trav too, that engines are getting harder to rebuild properly and with the price of remans or even junkyard engines, doing a common engine yourself may not really pay off.
_________________________
07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 115km MM F1 5W20
03 Tracker, 5spd manual, 282km, Valvoline Syn 5W30

Top
#3330074 - 04/01/14 08:33 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: Merkava_4]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 1725
Loc: London, England
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Yes I've done engine rebuilds.

Step 1 : Remove engine from car grin2


Indeed.

Once helped one of the mechanics in the garage i managed, back in early 90s, to change the big end bearings on an 87 or 88 Toyota Corolla Executive. Never again.

Almost as bad as helping on of the mechanics do the valve stem seals on his mk1 Micra with the head on situ.

Never gripped a pair or pliers that tight before or since as i held each valve in position.

He had done it many times before on other Micras. He used to buy smokey Micras at auction for minimal cost and then change the seals and sell it on.
_________________________
10 BMW 116D SE 110k miles Full BMW Hx
12 Jaguar XJL 3.0 D Luxury 132k 5w30 Shell AF-L

Top
#3330089 - 04/01/14 08:49 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 12625
Loc: apple valley, ca
I have done a small block chevy,360 dodge and a 392 international
_________________________
02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 Diesel Mystic 15w50
04 Tahoe super-s 5w30
Z400 Lucas 10w30
KLR250 Maxima 10w40
Polaris Trailblazer delo 5w40

Top
#3330090 - 04/01/14 08:49 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
hatt Offline


Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 1455
Loc: Florida
You can do anything with google and patience.
_________________________
2013 F150 5.0, PP 10w-30, FL500s
2010 Camry 2.5, PP 5w-20, Wix 57047

Top
#3330132 - 04/01/14 09:24 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: hatt]
InhalingBullets Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 354
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: hatt
You can do anything with google and patience.


I guess I'm out...I only have google.
_________________________
'15 Ram 2500 Megacab Diesel
'14 Victory Cross Country Tour
'13 Mazda 3 Grand Touring
'08 Honda Civic (new to us)

Top
#3330150 - 04/01/14 09:45 AM Re: Engine rebuilds? [Re: CourierDriver]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 6404
Loc: NH
Would love to. In my spare time. On a vehicle that I don't need to rely on. And could do cheaply.
_________________________
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 6spd manual, 95k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra double cab, 4.6L, auto, 96k, his

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >