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    Hey all,

    My 16V smallport uses quite a bit of oil, and blows smoke at times. A compression and leakdown test has shown that all the rings are letting oil into the combustion chambers, and there is a slight headgasket leak between cyls 1-2, so I will have to rebuild sometime in the new year.

    I will leave the head to a professional to reco and port out.

    I was thinking of rebuilding the block myself to save a bit of money, and to learn about engines also. Given that I have never rebuilt, or even disassembled an engine before, I'm ont sure if I should attempt it, as the 4age is not the most simple engine out there.

    If i did rebuild the block myself, what parts would I need? And what can be re used if still in spec? Are stock spec pistons still readily available?

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    Further to that, I have been quoted $1500 to have my block professionally rebuilt. Is there anyone in Melbourne who can do a bit cheaper, but does quality work?

    -Are the ebay spec piston ring and bearing kits ok to use?

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    the cheaper you try and build it, the more it will cost you, use quality bearings and rings

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    I see, what brands would you recommend for quality bearings and rings? And if you could tell me where to source them, that would be great.

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    Oem, king, taiho, acl.

    Just walk in to engine shop and say bore/hone it, supply me pistons and rings, bearings, thrust washers, anything else he reccomends. Skim head, get headgasket and bolts.

    Follow the manual and you'll be fine. Buy a book from pitstop book shop if you don't feel comfortable.

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