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    just curious...

    Around how much would a overhaul be for a ls1?
    Nothing fancy, mostly stock

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    an engine overhual?

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    Yes
    Should've been more specific eh

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    When you get to pulling the engine apart, you should keep your overall goals in mind...you need to keep your money going in the same direction you're traveling. You may actually find it cheaper to get a new motor, at least a short block, and installed, for cheaper than a rebuild...or at least more worth while. Take Crash for example, he invested in a 408 stroker over having his redone (which I think was rather impossible anyway, hydrolock). Just keep your end goal in mind for your car before putting any money into it.

    Hope this makes at least some sense

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    depend on what you want done, but i would imagine it shouldnt be more than $2500-$3000 for a rebuild. depending on price of labor and parts. but if your going to spend the money i would say 408.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    When you get to pulling the engine apart, you should keep your overall goals in mind...you need to keep your money going in the same direction you're traveling. You may actually find it cheaper to get a new motor, at least a short block, and installed, for cheaper than a rebuild...or at least more worth while. Take Crash for example, he invested in a 408 stroker over having his redone (which I think was rather impossible anyway, hydrolock). Just keep your end goal in mind for your car before putting any money into it.

    Hope this makes at least some sense
    you beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    you beat me to it

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    And then there was 3 TJEA

    You can also buy an ls-6 long block with a 3 year warranty for $3500.

    Silver.ws6 how many miles are on your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    No need to say sorry, we are honored Glad to hear you suggesting the 408.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    And then there was 3 TJEA

    You can also buy an ls-6 long block with a 3 year warranty for $3500.

    Silver.ws6 how many miles are on your car?
    The problem i have with this is that for 1k more i had a 408. hmmmmmmmm.

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    It would be awesome to make it a high horsepower engine and put something bigger! But then again I don't think my mom could handle it
    Since I have my '02 well the '98 sits there for a few weeks before I have time to wash it and take it out for a spin. So she wants to cruise in it! I know crazy!
    And she still runs real good at 195,000 but I'm guessing eventually shell need to be redone. Its a little weird though cuz it has the 241 heads and those didn't come in till later right? So I'm guessing the previous owner did some work to her?

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    can you contact the previos owner? try and figure out what he did? so maybe you can just give your mom you motor, and get the 408 for your self. solves two problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    It would be awesome to make it a high horsepower engine and put something bigger! But then again I don't think my mom could handle it
    Since I have my '02 well the '98 sits there for a few weeks before I have time to wash it and take it out for a spin. So she wants to cruise in it! I know crazy!
    And she still runs real good at 195,000 but I'm guessing eventually shell need to be redone. Its a little weird though cuz it has the 241 heads and those didn't come in till later right? So I'm guessing the previous owner did some work to her?
    241 heads came on late 00-02 f-bodies and 04 gto's so no luck in that department bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    241 heads came on late 00-02 f-bodies and 04 gto's so no luck in that department bud.
    i know. thats why its weird that my 98 has em

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    Another consideration: Your stock '98 block is really limited on any overbore. In the event you need to clean up the bores, the literature recommends no more than a .004" hone. Granted, you can have the originals removed and new liners pressed in; but that would add considerably to the expense of the rebuild. With 195,000 on the ticker, it is likely that there will be some cylinder scoring, taper, and out-of-round issues that may need to be dealt with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    i know. thats why its weird that my 98 has em
    Ah ok, but why does it say 02 under your avatar?

    lovin the avatar by the way-no pun intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Ah ok, but why does it say 02 under your avatar?

    lovin the avatar by the way-no pun intended.
    See Post #11. I think they have a '98 and an '02. Sounded to me like the '98 is the one with 195,000 on it.

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    Yea, i have a 02 WS.6 with 67k which is my dd. And a 98 with 195k but doesnt really move around much anymore was thinkin of selling it, but now my mom seems to have gotten a case of the LS1 fever too

    thanks for the compliment on the avatar

    and thanks for all the input guys!!

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