auditony at gmail.com
Tue May 1 11:10:55 EDT 2007
Yes, that's all grey area. I'd say as a minimum probably the
manifolds, distributor, turbo should be included. But, I've seen
"complete" engines with wiring harness and ECU, all accessories, etc
On 5/1/07, Vittorio Bares <Vittorio.Bares at nuance.com> wrote:
> Thanks Tony.
> That all seems fair - I wonder if there is a general 'expectation' of
> what would be included on an I5 engine that is complete?
> Long block definition + both manifolds, turbo, distributor, flywheel.
> Any of these considered in the 'gray' area?
> I would expect any accessories (alternator, starter, AC compressor,
> power steering pump) would be gravy, and probably not included?
> Vittorio -
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Hoffman [mailto:auditony at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:42 AM
> To: Vittorio Bares
> Cc: quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: Used Motor
> As for the engine, it all depends on the seller for "complete".
> Longblock is block and head complete, usually with oil pan and valve
> cover(s) butnot necessarily. Short block is just the bottom end
> The crack is a big deal, if it is to you. If it leaks, you hear extra
> noise and loose performance, but not necessarily a lot. You can have
> them welded. I've usually seen brazing done to fill the crack. And,
> yes, it's very common.
> Tony Hoffman
> On 5/1/07, Vittorio Bares <Vittorio.Bares at nuance.com> wrote:
> > Hi:
> > Wanted to get a general consensus from some of you in the know.
> > When buying a used motor what would you expect to get on that motor if
> > it was;
> > a) Complete
> > b) Long Block
> > c) Short Block
> > I am now getting the picture that the exhaust manifolds on these older
> > I5 motors tend to crack - my old one is;
> > a) is that a big deal - I mean to have an exhaust manifold w/a crack
> > installed in the car
> > b) if it is a big deal - what's the next step - I saw a thread
> > welding - what does that cost?
> > TIA
> > Vittorio -
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