how much should that cost ?? i'nm getting a set of forged rods and pistons for my car and i'm wondering how much the install should cost ..
Why not just do it without removing the engine?usually $100~$200 an hour
Gotta disconnect everything, take off the hood, unbolt everything, start pulling the engine, go back and double check everything IS disconnected, put on engine stand. And this is just prior to the actual tear down of the engine.
The actual rebuild should take about an hour to 3 hours. All depends on if all the tools are present and how meticulous the mechanic wants to be.
I would personally call and ask @ Lachute Performance or the Swap Shop. They specialize in Subbies, but installing internals is still pretty standard, so they might be able to give you an good idea of how much it would go for.how much should that cost ?? i'nm getting a set of forged rods and pistons for my car and i'm wondering how much the install should cost ..
Yup, I called a shop to get a quote and it is about a 20 hour job, at $60-$90 and hour and you have to get new gaskets and seals and it adds up to close to $2k. It is the reason I haven't done it yet, the rods and pistons are almost incidentals when it comes to labor and parts lol.We (dealership) charge $95/hr & to rebuild a motor would normally account for about 20hrs time according to Nicholas Chiltons......so about $1900 in labor at the dealer.
+1.....It is not a good idea just to drop in pistons without machining the cylinders to fit your new forged pistons.
1.The cylinders in the theta are not a true 86 and they are all different sizes.
2.Your new forged pistons have different tolerances then the stock pistons
But even then like others mentioned I would have the cylinders honed/checked before dropping new pistons in there...i forgot to say that i can pull the motor out .. it's just that i don't have all the tools needed to change the internals ..