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Unread 10-23-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Default need to rebuild my 86 svo engine ever tried this kit?

Found this kit online through northern auto parts and I want to know if anyone has used it and if it's good or crap and what kind of power it can hold up to

http://www.northernautoparts.com/Pro...ctModelId=3091
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I never use "kits" for rebuilding any motor. Those look like generic parts that have ZERO description on them. There is no way a power factor could be deduced from what is provided.

One of the most important pieces is the oil pump and what type of cam is used. A high volume or high pressure pump is a recipe for disaster. Melling makes a M127 model pump that rotates much easier than the M86.
I would spend the money on a Boport cam, followers and HLAs. See my signature for the reason why....
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Also is the cam supplied a ROLLER ??? And are the rings MOLLY??? Chrome MOLLY ETC. I am with NAVY . You never know what you are getting. Peace Tom
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I do not recommend rebuild "kits" for the 2.3L turbo.

The #1 reason is because almost all of them come with hypereutectic pistons, which you don't want, because they do not hold up in a turbo engine.

The #2 reason is because if your engine is still running, you probably don't even need a whole kit.

When I rebuilt the '84 turbo engine I put in my old TC, the only things I replaced on the rotating assembly were the bearings, rings, and rod bolts (used ARP rod bolts instead of stockers). There was a little scuffing on the thrust side of the pistons but the bores were not out of round and the pistons were still in good shape. Never had a problem with it after reassembly.

I think the only things I actually bought were rings, a bearing kit, and a full gasket kit. I had the parts store hot tank the block, hone it, and put in new freeze plugs and aux shaft bearings, and had a machine shop put new valve guides in the head, do a valve jobm, and install new cam bearings. That was all it needed.
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