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Which motor for resale pricing?

Posted by bcjjones, Jan 12, 2014

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  1. bcjjones

    bcjjones Proven Member

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    Well I will probably be getting out of the dsm game for a while. Just until I can afford it as a project rather then a DD.

    My motor needs a complete rebuilt bottom end. I have a stock rebuilt cylinder head. I am just going to buy a rebuilt one from someone here on the forums. I have found two options. One being a completely stock rebuild with around 15k miles. Has receipts and a build thread here on the site. The other is a built motor, with weisco 8:5.1 pistons eagle h-beam rods, brian crower springs and retainers with the same amount of mileage. Has all the receipts and pictures of the build.

    Now the questions is, I can get the completely stock one for 1000 bucks shipped, maybe a little less with some negotiations. He's pretty firm though. While the built motor I can get shipped for 1400.

    Is it worth the extra 400 bucks to get the built one? In yall's opinion will I make my money back versus the stock one? Or even possible make some money?

    Thank you for any help or opinions!
     
  2. GSXsnail

    GSXsnail Probationary Member

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    I'm guessing they're both 6 bolts? I'd say just get the built one.
     
  3. Insane20

    Insane20 Proven Member

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    How many miles on the built one?
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.100 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  4. gieri002

    gieri002 Proven Member

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    He said they have about the same amount of miles.

    I'd go for the built motor as well.
     
  5. bcjjones

    bcjjones Proven Member

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    Kind of what I was thinking

    I have a pretty clean, stock appearing 1991 GVR4. It has a walbro 255, FIC 950's, bastard 20g turbo, injen intake with maf and plug n play adapter, 1g vrsf front mount modified to fit, and an evo 8 ecu with plug n play harness. It also has an innovative wideband and autometer boost. Probabky forgetting a couple small things but thats most of it.

    Interior is clean, paint is a little faded, everything's works.

    I could try to sell it like it is, or fix it. Would y'all think investing the 1500 or so is worth it or could I sell it like it is sand come out about the same? What would y'all ask for it in the current non running condition?
     
  6. gieri002

    gieri002 Proven Member

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    It depends, what exactly is wrong with the bottom end? Knocking/spun bearing?
     
  7. bcjjones

    bcjjones Proven Member

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    Piston rings are worn. Never spun a bearing or anything. Just low compression numbers, around 95-100 per cylinder. It still ran when the head was on it

    Just didn't run very well
     

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