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    Thread: VR6 Rebuild Kit

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      04-30-2008 11:50 AM #1
      Hey!

      I would like to rebuild my vr since it's almost at 150,000.

      *Instead of piecing parts together, is there a rebuild kit that I could buy?

      *What major things should I replace?


      For all of you that have a lot less miles then me... LUCKY.

      Thanks!


      Modified by packin stussy at 9:59 AM 4-30-2008


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      04-30-2008 11:53 AM #2
      MJM has some kits as far as rebuild goes. Depends how in depth the rebuild will be though.

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      04-30-2008 11:55 AM #3
      I want to make sure I hit the major parts. I also don't want to be spending more then a $1,000. I'll probably do the work myself so that saves me more monayyy

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      04-30-2008 12:23 PM #4
      Whats ARP Hardware?

    5. 04-30-2008 12:28 PM #5
      If u can do all the work urself.. get a billet crackpipe and thermostat housing kit. replace the the radiator hoses..timing chain kit..sachs OEM cluth.intake manifold gaskets.sparks n plugs...coilpack..headgasket.full coolant flush

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      04-30-2008 12:29 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by packin stussy »
      Whats ARP Hardware?

      And you're going to do this all yourself?

      Cost depends on how much has already been replaced on the car. If everything is original, then you're definitely going to need to spend more than $1000 to do it right. If you just want a bare bones rebuild, then $1000 will be ok, but expect to fix more things along the way, and also take into account things that will need fixing that you didn't know where defective (make sure you have enough left over money for this).

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      04-30-2008 12:42 PM #7
      I had my motor rebuilt about 6 months ago

      did:

      motor mounts
      axle
      pan and pump
      all gaskets in and around the motor
      chains were done
      rear main seal
      plugs n wires
      lightweight flywheel
      clutch was replaced 2 summer's ago
      mk4 HG
      valve springs
      lifters


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      04-30-2008 12:42 PM #8
      Metal impeller water pump

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      04-30-2008 12:56 PM #9

      Quote, originally posted by 1Qckcab »
      Metal impeller water pump

      no doubt

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      04-30-2008 12:58 PM #10
      MauveVR: how much did that cost you?

    11. 04-30-2008 01:23 PM #11
      ahhhhh rebuilds!

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      05-01-2008 01:07 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by packin stussy »
      Whats ARP Hardware?

      ARP makes hardware such as rod bolts , main and head studs , very strong and durable , def needed on boosted cars


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      05-01-2008 01:24 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by BlakVRBeast »

      ARP makes hardware such as rod bolts , main and head studs , very strong and durable , def needed on boosted cars

      I don't know about needed, but definitely nice peace of mind. I've been boosted for 2.5 years, 10psi. No problems whatsoever. Plenty of people have gone beyond me with stock internals too.


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      05-01-2008 02:00 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by BlakVRBeast »

      ARP makes hardware such as rod bolts , main and head studs , very strong and durable , def needed on boosted cars

      how much are they paying you?

      2.0T... it's back!

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      05-01-2008 02:16 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Jettin2Class »

      I don't know about needed, but definitely nice peace of mind. I've been boosted for 2.5 years, 10psi. No problems whatsoever. Plenty of people have gone beyond me with stock internals too.

      yes im aware of that , try 20+psi of boost on a stock block and see whats the first thing to go ...stock rod bolts and the weakest point in the engine and no ARP is not paying me , i use the stuff in my car so might as well let everyone know thats its good stuff


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      05-01-2008 03:42 PM #17
      bump for packin stussy
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    18. 05-01-2008 04:13 PM #18

      edited for finding out myself.


      Modified by Let's pump iron! at 1:15 PM 5-1-2008


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      05-01-2008 05:24 PM #19
      If it ain't broke
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      05-02-2008 01:12 PM #20
      Sweet Dub and the sky is the limit when it comes to the cost of a rebuild especially when a machine shop is needed ... good luck.

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      05-02-2008 01:16 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Da_Mount »
      Sweet Dub and the sky is the limit when it comes to the cost of a rebuild especially when a machine shop is needed ... good luck.

      if it was mine i would say thanks! but ill say thank you on behalf of the owner!!

      i think rebuilding my vr is just what it needs

      all i do is surf all day. so i should get another hobby lol and this is the perfect opportunity


    22. 10-01-2009 08:43 PM #22
      Dude if you don't know what ARP is then I think that you are not a mechanic and believe me repairing a motor is pretty complex. You need to test for cracks with dye penetrant you need to determine if your head is warped, you need to balance your rods, pistons go in at a 15% angle etc. . There is no point in just replacing if you cant determine if the way it is now is ok or if it needs machine work. If you open and realize that your pistons have caused indents in the cylinder walls, if you need to overbore. The head might need a full rebuild as well cause is you close it up and realize that oil is still passing means that your going to have to do it all over. Listen you dont have to take my word on this but rebuilding a motor you need very special tools torque wrench, snap pliers, feeler gauges to check wear, valve spring compressor, dial indicator, micrometer, compression tester. Well I wish you good luck but I doubt that this job could be considered a DIY job unless you are a trained professional or have access to trained profesionals to help you out.

      Good luck


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      10-01-2009 08:50 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by koyo001 »
      Dude if you don't know what ARP is then I think that you are not a mechanic and believe me repairing a motor is pretty complex. You need to test for cracks with dye penetrant you need to determine if your head is warped, you need to balance your rods, pistons go in at a 15% angle etc. . There is no point in just replacing if you cant determine if the way it is now is ok or if it needs machine work. If you open and realize that your pistons have caused indents in the cylinder walls, if you need to overbore. The head might need a full rebuild as well cause is you close it up and realize that oil is still passing means that your going to have to do it all over. Listen you dont have to take my word on this but rebuilding a motor you need very special tools torque wrench, snap pliers, feeler gauges to check wear, valve spring compressor, dial indicator, micrometer, compression tester. Well I wish you good luck but I doubt that this job could be considered a DIY job unless you are a trained professional or have access to trained profesionals to help you out.

      Good luck

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