I've been ogling his website for this past month as I've considered what to do. Impressive....most impressive!
See...now this is why I decided to pipe up and ask for help! A body can read till they're blue in the face, and think they know what's what, but it's all bull pucky without a measurement!A thicker gasket won't get a point drop, I've cc'ed many and that is just hearsay ..
Well, if the heads are coming off anyway, maybe I should. But what am I looking at cost-wise, ballpark? I'm having all this done, by the way, in case I wasn't clear on that. Not because my pockets are deep, or because I haven't the desire or ability to do it myself. Fact is I don't have the facilities at hand with my current living situation, and my health is such that I can no longer tackle these big projects. What I DO have is a broke down dually..AND a need for something more useful than a broke down dually!Port you heads for better flow, because its cheap, not hard to do, helps everything in the engine: more power, more mpg, lower egt, probably saves baby whales too.
But when you do it, unshrouding the valves will trim some of the CR also.
Well okay then, that answers that question! Thank you!The pistons are what is different iirc. On going from the 21.5:1 to 20.5:1....
Not even close to the full point I had been led to believe. So much for tthatbright idea!The ten thou thicker gaskets drops something like .1
Or .15 I thought? It is negligible....
I left that out, not wanting to seem as if I were promoting a particular company. But I used US Engine Production...headquarters in NY, factory in WI. Hope I didn't mess up! Checked the webs and couldn't find anything negative...except one pissed-off individual that posted on RipOff Report. But if anybody has any input, positive or negative, let me know now.out of curiosity, where did you purchase your reman motor?
New York is East Coast according to Thug Life! But then, so is North Carolina...according to the maps, not the thugs. Which place is the bad place? Do tell!Buying a reman engine would scare me. Hope its not the place on the east coast.
Now that is some solid advice right there! Would that I could...had I the facilities. Not sure I trust this "mechanic" I've got to be more than an engine installer. But then, I'm not a very trusting individual to begin with.
- Buy reman engine
- Complete disassemble
- Clean everything perfectly and start measuring
- Fix the 7 things you find wrong
- Install quality bearings instead of the cheap ones.
- Put it together this time with torque wrench instead of an impact like the last guy that did it.
I got SO lucky! I think, anyway. Checked with the bank and they hadn't taken the money yet. Called the company twice trying to cancel the order...first time got put on hold forever, and hung up...second time I said "cancel", and the instant reply was "free shipping", then got put on hold and the line disconnected. I'll try again shortly. Point is, I avoided an ass raping...and I'm happy about it!!!...If we had known in time before you bought, we would have stopped you....