Thread: Complete Engine :(
03-22-2012, 11:33 PM #1
Complete Engine :(
Hey guys, so a buddy of mine who i help with his ski dropped a valve last summer and the shop he took it to said it was going to cost him $5000 to fix. the ski is a 2004 RXP so as you can guess he wasnt going to spend that much money. I have yet to see the motor personally but I told him that i thought we could find one for much cheaper then that and that i'd help him put it in the ski instead of having a shop do it. So my buddy doesnt moddify it or anything like that so it doesnt need to be a performance motor. What do you think of buying an SBT if its going to stay stock its entire life?
03-23-2012, 12:39 AM #2
SBT is a bit of a gamble, could be fine or could be a pain
Id pull the motor down and have a look, might get away new pistons and cleaning up the head. Shouldn't cost $5k!
03-23-2012, 06:06 AM #3
Slow91 can fix the head and he does good work. Most are not real keen on the SBT engines but I have no real experience with them. Just going off of several years of monitoring other people's post. You can do a search and see for yourself. You can rebuild for a whole lot less!
03-23-2012, 08:31 AM #4
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03-23-2012, 10:33 AM #5
Yeah those were my thoughts exactly. I just wonder how much of the SBT hate is from people who have left the ski un-modded vs those who modded it. I dont really want to go that way but if he trashed the block and all i may have to take SBT into consideration.
03-23-2012, 10:48 AM #6
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take apart 1 sbt engine and you will never buy 1...
03-23-2012, 12:05 PM #7
mind explaining a little more? I believe you but am no engine expert and would like to know what you saw inside that disturbed you.
03-23-2012, 01:21 PM #8
That CL add for that 4 tec is worth checking out. You can buy that and sell the good parts off your other engine to offset the cost. Dont have to worry about shipping your core.
I got a cylinder head complete. Needs decked for 300 shipped...
03-23-2012, 01:34 PM #9
Yeah, I dont think the guy would ship it all the way out to Washington state though :/. I may be interested in the head if the block looks okay. I'll take some pictures when i get a chance to go over to my buddies house so that you can see what happened.
03-23-2012, 01:41 PM #10
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