New Engine VS Rebuild-looking for advice

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  1. abttoirdream

    abttoirdream Greenie N00B Member

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    Hey there folks. I am looking for some advice. Due to my sonata recently getting T-Boned in my driveway, I need a car and still happen to have a speed 6 with a hydro locked engine. At this point, I do not know the condition or whether the engine is salvageable or not. But let's say the engine is, would it be better to rebuild the engine or go via street unit and buy a crate motor? I know this is rather broad but I'm wonder if I wouldn't be better off taking out a loan and throwing all under the hood vs buying a new car. Thanks for looking.
     
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    Do not buy from street unit, they have a LOOOOOONG history of bad products and/or bad customer service. Search around and you will find all the info you need on their bad business practice.

    There was a company working through Edge Auto but there have been issues with their engines and warranties.

    Corksport has a crate engine program with a reasonable warranty. They are built to take a fair beating as well.
     
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    If it's only going to be a DD, buy a refurbished one or find one from a reputable people. There's a lot of Speeds getting totaled lately.

    If you have other means of transportation and can afford to not have a car for a while and want something that can handle a lot, then go built. I think Speedsolutions can offer you a mild build for about $4.5 - $5k.

    If you want a built engine now, then go Corksport.
     
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    VoodooJef My friends call me Captain Zen Greenie Member

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    After doing the forged build route on my Speed 3 with what some would say has been good results for a DD I have this perspective on it: If you have the means (time, really) to do the install yourself it`s worth it. Most shops are charging WAY too much for engine pull/install labor. With a lift and a shop full of tools you could do an engine swap in one day`s worth of time. Shops are billing it at 30 hours.

    Build it for what your expectations will be and let it rip, enjoy the car for a long time. If you don`t have the means to cut down on the labor it quickly turns it into a project of love and the cost will outweigh what the car is worth.
     
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    Agree. Tis the reason why I did it myself minus the machining.
     
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    If you are pressed for time then I say go with a built engine from one of the shops. They take car of everything and have a warranty. I did a rebuild and I spent a lot of time ordering parts and waiting. Also ordering the wrong parts so it took longer than expected. Plus being a beginner at it added to the time. I priced out Speed Perf6rmanc3 and it was about $5k.
     
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    If I were doing it again, I would get a long block from Edge and not look back.
     
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