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Old 02-18-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Alright heres the deal. I have the opportunity to get a 2006 sti. The price is very low, but the compression in the 3rd cylinder is down to like 40. The car still runs, (has been for a year like this), but needs a rebuild. If I were going to buy this car, how much would it cost to rebuild. Now, if I were to get it rebuilt, I would be building it to handle more than stock. Probably looking for a dd with up to 375-400 whp. How much would the basic build for these numbers cost, without fmic, turbo, etc. And what do you think it would cost if I got a shop to do this?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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I'd knock 5-7k at least off the price. Figure the costs to bring it to stock:

$2K for a block
$500 for heads (split the difference as it would really coast you $1000 but they might be ok)
$2K for the build labor
$1-2K for the inconvenience and anything else that might be wrong.... espcially after driving around on a busted ass engine. Whatever the KBB value, bring it down.

Obviously, you can fix it for less but if we're talking negotiating price, that's your target as that is the COST to get someone else to fix it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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if you're lucky, it's just a busted ringland. you could put $800 into pistons and machining and be back in business, minus the cost of labor. A few more bones and you'd have a very nice bottom end.

But, like Fongers said, it could be worse. The inconvenience factor should be large. I agree that 5-7k is a good figure to have in your head.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #4
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$500 for heads? that seems low....
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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If your lucky it may just need a set of drop in pistons and away you go
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:31 AM   #6
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15k if you don't do any work yourself.

block, turbo kit and supporting mods.
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15k if you don't do any work yourself.

block, turbo kit and supporting mods.
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I said $500 ($1k being the basis) as splitting the coast as I would say its a crap shoot whether they are ok or not.
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