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'96reese
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PostSubject: i need another motor   Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:18 pm

so fellas, i put a new remaned motor in my riv about 3 years..70k mi ago and guess what. i spun a bearing. so i found a motor for about $400 w/ 110k on it. so imma plan on doing it in about 2 weeks. the other motor will be torn down and built up. looks like imma be visiting zzp and 3800's website comparing prices.

i'm still pissed about having to put anotha motor in cause i babied the heck out of my riv... oil change every 2500. wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:33 pm

Reese,
You need to tell where you bought the rebuild from so anybody else considering this overhaul shop can consider it two or three times.
Sorry to hear about the premature demise of your engine.
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:48 pm

I feel your pain. I blew the heads in my first Riviera that was a motor swap. After the heads blew, the front bank of spark plug wires and the ECM got fried, courtesy of my uncle who did the work. So I was car-less for a few months until I bought another motor. $600 and a day later, I had a new motor installed with 125k on it
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:44 pm

if you live in the st. louis, mo area stay away from shreves engine rebuilders. my motor died at less than 70k. we had a motor that was supposedly rebuilt by shreve's come into my shop about a month agao for over heating. guess what shreve's did????????? they freakin replaced one piston on a 3.4. it smacked the hell out of the head gasket.
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:11 pm

For stock engines I would rather a well tested used original 75,000mile unit over a "rebuilt", you could have everything perfect except for one rod reconditioned wrong as someone left for lunch, had a hangover or something like that.. POOF junk....
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:50 pm

No doubt about that!I always like to get a used factory engine with lowish miles over a rebuilt most any day.You can get a warranty from the salvage yards to if you really think you need one with these engines.Something must have been assembled wrong for a lower end problem to occur so soon after a rebuild if it was broke in right.Didn't you say the oil was changed regular after it was rebuilt?
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:36 pm

oil was changed the first 500 miles, and 2500-3000 after that. i just dont get it. i just have to find a motor with under 100k so i can do the swap. if everything goes right....starin early in the mornin, and be done by dinner.
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PostSubject: Re: i need another motor   Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:09 pm

That break-in oil change at 500 and then every 2500-3000 is just right. You shouldn't have any problem finding an engine with those kinda miles on it.When I took mine apart just shy of 100,000 miles it looked spotless with little wear on the valvetrain parts that I inspected.hopefully the previous owner did maintenance like you do!
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