[V8] body parts anyone?

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Thu May 25 15:19:17 EDT 2006

You can, but you have to have a "moto-lab" that knows what they're doing.
 I have corresponded with several V8Q owners from the former Soviet Union
that have done their engines at some "moto-labs" in Moscow.

These guys got internal components through Mahle in Germany, including
oversize pistons in one case.  Rings are available from US suppliers, not
OEM German, but they seem to work.

There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not getting what you
want, the other is getting it.

"Moy, Bob" <bob.moy at cte.aecom.com> writes:
> I don't believe that you can re-ring these engines.  There is a 
> coating
> on the cylinder walls which is applied after the casting of the 
> aluminum
> block. In order to re-ring you will have to hone the cylinder walls
> which will remove this coating.  Unlike earlier aluminum block 
> which
> used a steel liner these engines doesn't have a steel liner.  This 
> is
> why no one list replacement rings for this engine.

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