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Reboring an MB
For the list's delectation and amusement ...
On Saturday morning I took a panic call from a UK Club member.
He'd started a head/turbo swap on an MB to cure a seriously deteriorating
oil burning problem. With the head off, it was obvious that the bores
were _deeply_ scored by shrapnel from above. Audi wanted GBP2770 for a
new short engine.
I supplied the block, crank and pistons from MB001293, rebuilt with new
shells and rings. I took back MB001611 in exchange - with the intent of
boring it out. GBP1000.
As the cogniscenti will know, there are no oversize pistons for the MB
engine available from Audi. But I knew that Pete Reeve had stocked up
last year with a made-to-order set of oversizes direct from Mahle.
GBP300 the set.
The block has been stripped and is now on its way (with a sample piston)
to Rugby Motor Engineering Services for reboring.
So - with GBP300 going on pistons, about GBP250 on shells, GBP80 or so
on seals, GBP120 on the rebore and then my time in rebuilding and
balancing - am I going to show a profit?
UK Audi quattro Owners Club
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