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rebuilding an engine

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by BlueRex, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Leading on from my other thread about poor engine compression


    This is kind of a how long is a piece of string question but ....

    How hard would it be to pull my own bikes engine apart and try to fix the compression problems.

    it is a 96 zx6.

  2. The fact that you are asking would suggest it's too hard a job.

    Replacing rings is not that hard and lapping valves similar, but you can't cut valve seats at home, if it's that bad.

    Retail prices for rings, gaskets and valve seats are not low, so you wouldn't save that much anyway.
  3. that is what i thought thanks :)
  4. depends how much mechaincal aptitutud u have.
    It not easy u need alot of patience probaly weeks worth if u havnt done it before.

    then it could be anywhere from 300-1500 in parts depending what the damage is.

    I reckon u ride it till it dies, and then get a 2nd hand engine from a wrekcer (check for good compression) for about $1200-1800

    I would find out exactly where the compresion is leaking from first