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1982 Chevy S-10 1.9L engine reuild- need help.


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south country
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Nov 9, 2009, 3:31 PM

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1982 Chevy S-10 1.9L engine reuild- need help. Sign In

Hi,
i have a 1982 chev S-10 with 172,xxx miles on it.
I want to rebuild the motor, but i don't know where to start...
I went to an automotive class in high school, but they did not teach us about engine rebuild.

What would be the best way to go about it?


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Nov 9, 2009, 4:34 PM

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The best way will be to just reach into your wallet and pay someone that has rebuilding experience. I don't know why you would think you could do this. It requires years of knowledge and training to properly rebuild an engine.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Nov 9, 2009, 7:07 PM

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south country; With today's parts costs and labor (machine work), it's almost always cheaper to buy a remanufactured engine than to rebuild one, yourself. Also, the reman will have some sort of warranty. The GM 1.9L wasn't much of an engine, to begin with. Sorry, to say. There is always the possiblilty of finding a used, low mileage engine, but may be tough to find. If you are determined to do this, yourself, you can buy manuals that will take you step by step. The local library probably has what you'll need. But, as Hammer said, it's much more than 'just replacing parts'. If you decide to take this on, we'll be more than happy to try and help. It's gonna be expensive! So, think about it. Make sure you really want to take this on.
Loren
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Nov 9, 2009, 7:51 PM

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Not to mention that if measurements are done wrong, you could be doing the whole thing over again or even worse ruining the block. Most techs don't even possess the knowledge to rebuild an engine correctly.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Nov 9, 2009, 8:43 PM

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LOL. BTDT! Can remember my step-dad deciding to install .10 over rings in my 283 Chev due to 'wear'. I was 16. What do I know? Wasn't bored. Poor engine wouldn't even turn over. 40 mph, dropped into drive, rear wheels locked. (power slide trans) Looking back, wonder how we got the rings to compress enough? Gotta know what you're doing. Of course, this was the guy that 'changed' his oil by adding. Can you spell MORON?
Loren
SW Washington


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Nov 11, 2009, 1:23 PM

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Idea: I think for this being so old I'd check out whole used from a quality Salvage yard that knows their stuff. At the age you might get lucky and find one that was just done over and got wrecked! I have older cars and for some pricey stuff will go to a pick your own place here and find new parts on junked cars! Folks give up or it wasn't worth a tranny job or something as they aren't all wrecked from collisions!

Are you in the US? A place to call that is connected to other salvage yards is Rich's - Hudson, MA (doesn't matter) 1-800-541-0280 -- wouldn't hurt to see what they could find if you want to go used. They'll also know if the exact engine can be had from a car!

Otherwise check out rebuilt short and long blocks as needed already done if you are up to it and have the ability to pull and engine out. I've see folks do it with a good tree limb and chain hoist!

Agree with the guys - this is not a DIY thing to rebuild your own unless you want to really invest in stuff/tools and one wrong move can ruin the job! Good luck,

T



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Nov 11, 2009, 5:54 PM

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Just struck me....The 1.9 was an Izusu engine, if I remember correctly. Only used in Izusu and GM pickups?
Your picture looks like Tom G's backyard. Hmmmmm?
Loren
SW Washington


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Nov 12, 2009, 9:35 AM

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That's nothing and routine here!



Loren - Top pic is my back yard and that wasn't even a big snow! I just happened to have the camera,

T



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Nov 12, 2009, 9:43 AM)






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