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Old 05-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Rebuild 5.0

What is the best rebuild kit I can get for a 5.0 engine and also for the tranny? I already have the engine and tranny out the car. They both have over 300,000 miles on them :/
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Re: Rebuild 5.0

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What is the best rebuild kit I can get for a 5.0 engine and also for the tranny? I already have the engine and tranny out the car. They both have over 300,000 miles on them :/
With that kind of mileage you may be looking at some serious machine work and hard part replacements.


Any good brand of overhaul kits will work, but you better hold off on them until your engine and transmission have been disassembled and checked out.
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www.latemodelrestoration.com has budget shortblocks for $800 (that's cast iron block, crank, rods, pistons, double roller timing chain)
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The engine and tranny were adult owned never raced or anything like that they used to be in my car but took them out and put an other ones I bought a while back
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The engine and tranny were adult owned never raced or anything like that they used to be in my car but took them out and put an other ones I bought a while back
Pull em' apart and take a look.
I have seen some high mileage 5.0 (as long as they were properly maintained) engines that exhibited very little wear.
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Yea and they were all mostly highway miles too
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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I would tear them down regardless.. If they are already out of the car that's what you should do.. It would suck to put it back together just to take it back apart.. You could also take the oppurtumity to do small upgrades.
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