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    Morning folks. Almost have the garage cleaned.

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    seb, whats the estimated quote on an engine rebuild

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    Bought my tickets for MotoGP at COTA in April. Good birthday present for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    seb, whats the estimated quote on an engine rebuild
    Probably looking at 15-25k rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    wtf.... what are you going to, the top porsche shop in cali? find a smaller shop thats been doing it for years and get a better price?

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    That is from the smaller shops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    damn maybe i dont want a porsche after all

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    getting nervous about the lips i ordered and still havent arrived after 2 weeks

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    Porsche engine rebuild pricing is no joke. It's the #1 reason for my never-ending tantrum agains the 911.

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    where lies the cost? the labor, or parts?

    thought i saw a few guys rebuild them in their garages...

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    A garage rebuild will still cost a small fortune.
    It's largely in the parts cost. Keep in mind, a Porsche's engine has individual cylinders and heads, which is pretty atypical in comparison to most other engines. There's a significant Porsche tax on parts, too, and then Porsche labor.

    I don't think most of the cost is necessarily justified, but it's at least somewhat explainable.

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    oh yeah, like opposing harley twins stuck together.

    sort of.

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    im out for the weekend, peace

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    Absolutely Mike, I agree completely with you. The cost for even garage rebuilds is astronomical.

    It sucks because I got the car for x and the cost to rebuild the engine is practically double that.
    I’m considering at least removing the engine myself and starting the tear down but man, just moving to a carb setup is roughly 6k for the parts...

    I can’t wait to get stuck into it though. 911 prices are wild, but a 944 you can do some fun stuff with and not break the bank.

    I’m just sitting over here wanting to get an S13 as a hoodrat car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post
    I’m considering at least removing the engine myself and starting the tear down but man, just moving to a carb setup is roughly 6k for the parts...
    I was thinking that to, that would cut cost to some extent.
    Carb as in cali legal or carburators, why not keep efi?

    Do you want to keep the car matching numbers? If you 're not fussed about that a reconditioned longbock may be worth to look into.
    If you can pull the engine yourself, removing the accessories isn't that bad, cleaning and painting is quite tedious,
    and if you get a service manual putting it together isn't a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    I was thinking that to, that would cut cost to some extent.
    Carb as in cali legal or carburators, why not keep efi?

    Do you want to keep the car matching numbers? If you 're not fussed about that a reconditioned longbock may be worth to look into.
    If you can pull the engine yourself, removing the accessories isn't that bad, cleaning and painting is quite tedious,
    and if you get a service manual putting it together isn't a big deal.
    " putting it together " lol

    there are many places one can fail when rebuilding an engine, i would not recommend it to a first-timer. especially when rebuilding something like an old porsche

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    i have yet to take an engine head off myself. if i ever rebuild an engine, I want to start simple

    350 smallblock or a VW bug/ghia engine

    something with an overall cost of under 3k. so that if I do mess up, nobody cares

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    so many bills this month ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    I was thinking that to, that would cut cost to some extent.
    Carb as in cali legal or carburators, why not keep efi?

    Do you want to keep the car matching numbers? If you 're not fussed about that a reconditioned longbock may be worth to look into.
    If you can pull the engine yourself, removing the accessories isn't that bad, cleaning and painting is quite tedious,
    and if you get a service manual putting it together isn't a big deal.
    Yeah absolutely would cut the labor cost down immensely!
    I specifically purchased this car so that I don't have to comply with smog!

    I've considered getting a 3.0 long block and moving everything over, but even that is upwards of 8k just for the longblock. If I am to keep it fuel injected, I'd still remove the CIS and move to a standalone ECU.

    I have built a fair few beetle motors, including ones that make big power. But at that time I had a lot more garage and a lot more tools.
    For the time being, I am just going to focus on building out the garage to spec so I can start to work on the 911 with a proper space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    " putting it together " lol

    there are many places one can fail when rebuilding an engine, i would not recommend it to a first-timer. especially when rebuilding something like an old porsche
    Definitely not a first-timer to engine builds
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebastienpeek View Post
    definitely not a first-timer to engine builds
    well then wtf is the actual problem m8

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    garage= check
    tools= check
    need more tools= buy as you go
    knowledge= has
    problem= cannot find

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    Garage != check, requires a few other components.
    Tools != check, I have bare minimum amount and quality.
    Need more tools == definitely need more
    Knowledge == has
    Problem == everything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    well i guess its just a matter of time and money then aye

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    Absolutely, that's all it really comes down too, and of course convincing the wife to let me budget in garage and car things
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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