NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

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NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby Trentin » 07/03/14 @ 02:06

Hey everyone, been a long time since I've been on here. my 93 has recently started leaking from the valve cover gasket AND the head gasket. Trying to decide if I want to buy a rebuild kit for the 1.6 or just buy a 1.8 and swap it. I was planning on pulling the motor to do the rebuild anyway sooooooooooo, should i just say fuck it and put a 1.8 in?
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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby Derek » 07/03/14 @ 08:50

Why not just replace the valve and head gasket?

Or are there other issues?
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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby Waffles » 07/03/14 @ 10:01

Sounds like you are wanting to do more work then is needed. Unless you are like me and have to "justify" repairs to your wife.

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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby phillyb™ » 07/03/14 @ 11:11

REBUILDING AN ENGINE COSTS MORE THAN BUYING A GOOD BLOCK AND SWAPPING IT IN.
BUT...IDK
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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby Waffles » 07/03/14 @ 11:19

Solid point. I can get low miles 1.8s all day long for $400-500 and its $600 for a rebuild kit and thats not including piston rings, oil or water pumps .

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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby phillyb™ » 07/03/14 @ 12:27

ps...get your new shit from planet miata...lol
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Re: NEED ADVICE - 1.6 rebuild or 1.8 swap?

postby Crazyblackman » 07/03/14 @ 13:08

I say just do the necessities then get a spare engine and build it as long as your 1.6 is still drivable for a while
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