View Full Version : 5M-GE REbuild
06-11-2009, 11:55 AM
So I ended up taking the car over a shop this morning to get an estimate on how much it would cost to rebuild the engine. Turns out it will end up costing around 3800$ (Canadian) that seems like a lot to me so I thought I would ask the experts (you guys) is that a good price?
06-11-2009, 11:56 AM
If they are doing all the work, it is not that bad of a price (labor is not cheap).
06-11-2009, 12:03 PM
Yea they would do all the work
2700 (I cant read his writing but it looks like Roman Cust.???) He said this price will vary depending on the cond. on my cylinder head and such.
170 Fluid Pkg.
06-11-2009, 12:05 PM
depends on what is being done. if its just the basics, then it is not too bad. if your getting "extra's" then its a really good price .
What does that include?
dissasembly,hot tank ,fluxing , honing, reassembly.
Are you replacing any internal parts? new pistons ,rings, seals ,valves... etc...
Any weight reduction? balancing ?
06-11-2009, 12:07 PM
Did they explain what all they are going to do in regards to the rebuild? How much work they will do, and what parts they will replace make a big difference if it is worth it or not. Also, how much do you trust the shop and the mechanics?
06-12-2009, 01:22 PM
So I called them up again and asked
It would include all new pistons ,rings, seals ,valves... etc...
and check the externals (Belts, Hoses etc.) and give me a call about those if they require replacing.
No I don't really know the mechanics at all, my dad recommended the shop to me. He said he did some electrical work for them a long time ago.
06-12-2009, 01:47 PM
oh they'll call.... they always do!
sounds decent. but are they reputable? will the engine be in car or out? if they are gonna rebuild in car then thats pretty steep!
you should ask around and get some opinions of their work. i searched for a while to find the best shop i could to do my work. ended up beind 1 1/2 hr drive from me , but it was so worth the effort.
06-12-2009, 01:57 PM
They said they will take it out of the car and then work on it then put it back in.
Well anyone in Burnaby area heard of Bond Mechanical (http://www.bondengines.com/) before?
06-12-2009, 01:59 PM
looks legit. if they've been around for forty+ years then id say they are doing somthing right.
06-12-2009, 02:00 PM
If you want the challenge and have the time for it, $3800 is more than enough to buy all the tools and parts you need to rebuild it yourself.
06-12-2009, 02:06 PM
I don't have the time or the knowledge to do it myself. I'm taking off to Taiwan for vacation soon so I was thinking of giving it to them while I'm gone. I was just going to get my dad to answer any questions while I'm gone and he will just pick it up for me and park it at his place until I return.
I couldn't go without my car for a week...
06-12-2009, 02:53 PM
Parts aren't cheap and labor isn't either. I'm in the middle of rebuilding mine right now. I'm about $1200 USD in at the moment but that includes another engine $300 and another head $160. I haven't replaced any pistons or valves in mine because they were all fine.
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