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  1. #1 Buying a S13 
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    Although I'm new to this site I've been living on the NICO forums for the last few months doing research so I can start with best 240 I can with my budget. I figured I'd register here because of the for sale section. I live in Bluffton Sc so a 4 hour drive to ATL to pick up a car is within reason. Anyways I was wondering how much an engine rebuild would be considering I pull the engine myself and bring it to a shop. Would that be a good idea or no? How much will I be looking at for a rebuild of a KA24DE?
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    welcome to the machine


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    well i know for a fact you can get an engine rebuild kit bearings rod and main, pistons, rings, all gaskets and o rings from auto zone for about 200. now that is a stock rebuild. i would not take it to a shop because your looking about 800 to 1000 for parts and labor. just do it yourself its only nuts and bolts. engines are easy.

    I built my first engine when i was like 6 or 7
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    Yeah I would not take it to shop to rebuild a KA unless you are looking to build the hell out of it and boost it, you are better off doing a swap.

    Are you planning on buying a 240 with a crap motor?
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    I would rebuild a ka to stock. actually im gonna be starting one here soon daily driver. hmm rebuilt ka by me for me with 0 miles or swap a na sr with how many miles? ill choose ka with 0.

    I mean what if he just wants a dd, or cant afford a swap or major build.

    I have tossed and turned endless nights about pullin my 330 rwhp sr to put a stock ka back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie D View Post
    Yeah I would not take it to shop to rebuild a KA unless you are looking to build the hell out of it and boost it, you are better off doing a swap.

    Are you planning on buying a 240 with a crap motor?
    It depends if I find one with lets say over 130,000 miles then I'll rebuild. If it's got say like 70,000 which I doubt will happen but easily could then I'll just leave it as be. As much as I'd like to rebuild the internals for big power, I want to be realistic with it. I'm 16, I would fuggin love some boost but don't think it's going to happen. Yes this will be my dd/build car and i have other means of transport if I pull the motor to paint the bay or rebuild or whatever else.

    So I can really get all the rebuild parts NEW from autozone? I don't trust myself doing a headgasket job or an engine rebuild really.
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    um... heads up... you'll probably be pulling timing anyways. might as well do a HG since everything else is already torn apart.

    if you can't afford it, don't buy yourself a 240 for a DD, they're a little more on the unreliable/expensive side of cars. buy a honda or a camry for the reliability.
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    Buddy Helping Me Rebuild Mine Priced My Parts Total 1600$
    Thats a Complete Rebuild.
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    you should buy this car.

    http://240atlanta.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15048

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    jk its not for sale. lol.
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    you forgot to cover the tag on the exhaust pipe photo there...
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