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Old 04-30-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default 2004 sti motor rebuild?

2004 sti. (stock)

moter stopped pullin at 110 mph. everything stopped workin besides my system bumppin. low on oil. probably locked up. smoke out of the oil dip stick and oil leaking on the ground.. any idea how much this idiot mistake will run me? roughly $$ ?

Rebuild or new engine?

any advice besides tellin me im an idiot will help..
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Well I won't ream you but what kind of breakin was that? You should do 1k on dino with light boost then change to synthetic and finsh tuning. If it locked up How could you trust it if it did work again? I think I would do another motor. What was your cost last time? I had one lose a cam seal and lose all the oil so I builty a new motor. You could try to save it but I wouldn't. Build it right, break it in right, Then run the crap out of it. You messed the order up. Now you should start over.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:15 AM   #3
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Honestly i would just search out a used motor to drop in. If you order a new 2.5 short block thats 2 grand right there...plus the cost of machining your heads, all the new gaskets and belts...labor for installing new engine and for ripping it all apart...

If you rebuild it its probably gonna be 3-5k. Or search for a used complete engine and just drop it in(search ebay or something).
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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Park your car. bump dat system, get all da girls. who cares bout dat moter newayz?!?!
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Are you doing the rebuild work yourself or are you having it done somewhere? The reason I ask is because the $$ figures will differ greatly.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #6
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Quick question, what gear @ 110 when the motor stopped pulling?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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Please don't pay 2k for a new shortblock...
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by faSTI666 View Post
Please don't pay 2k for a new shortblock...
You're right, 2K is too low. If the motor is oil starved and locked up, it will be in the 5K range.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:06 AM   #9
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im trying to rebuild my 05 STI motor any suggestions to get a 500whp tune but internals that will withstand more hp. and im in need a a trustworthy shop
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