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Old 05-16-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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My engine has been giving me nothing but problems ever since i bought the thing, and im looking into getting it rebuilt, should i go to a GM dealer or just a local automotive place that we have a bunch of around here? And whats a reasonable price range for a 92 ssei, complete rebuild pretty much.
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Try a local auto shop that has mechanics that are ASE certified. I am not sure about the price, I am thinking around a 1000 maybe. I had an engine replaced for a 4x4 before, but I just bought a used engine from a junk yard then the shop cleaned it up and everything. GM dealer or any dealer will usually cost you an arm and a leg.
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No dealer at all. Any good shop should do it for you. MAKE SURE you get a good warranty.
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Thanks, can u give me a price range to look for? like a min/max situation? and u think a rebuild would free up some extra HP?
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You could add some performance parts. If you're taking apart, and wanna get adventerous, get a custom ground cam, and lightened pushrods while you're in there. Slap on a smaller */C pulley, and port some holes for better flow. I'll be doing this eventually, but keeping my block/crank/pistons.
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What about NOS to go with it? If he might beef it up, might be a fun toy to have?
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What about NOS to go with it? If he might beef it up, might be a fun toy to have?
You need to know what you're doing with a supercharger. NOS is for the track only IMO, and you'll almost need a direct port injection so you don't have explosive liquids pooling in the */C....

A member here has put almost 10k into his 1993 like yours, and the shops messed it up both times, so he'* waiting on the lawyers to get it fixed now, i'm planning on doing my own work, and trying to keep it under 1000. I was able to pick up an engine for 75 bux, but it spun a bearing, so the bottom end is toast.
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Oh, ok. Just a thought. It would be cool though, got to admit that!
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i know my dad had his 97 bonneville se rebuilt by a local shop, he had been going to this shop for yrs and my grandfather went thru them for yrs also. they rebuilt the engine and my dad luckily got a warranty because 2300 miles later the oil pump went out(it was new also) and it cost the shop 1200.00 to replace it and the internals that were ruined. so i would definitly get a warranty and read it throughly before agreeing to anything.
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You need to know what you're doing with a supercharger. NOS is for the track only IMO, and you'll almost need a direct port injection so you don't have explosive liquids pooling in the */C.....
Nitrous on its own isnt explosive. If you introduce wet shots then yes.. but pending on how high of a shot also it wouldn't cause it cools it down when entering. The reason why it blows thru the intake is cause of too much advance timing and or weak valve. Nitrous bad when people don't have enough strength on their internal parts and they give out and or from over reving.. tire spin, and from tranny not able to handle NOS while shifting
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