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 Post subject: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:43 am 
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Hey there Redline, I own a 94 Swift GTI which has around 260,000kms on the clock. Over the past few months the car has had a few things replaced (water pump, rocker cover gasket, timing belt, radiator) the clutch went on me 2 weeks ago and it's being replaced this week. However I'm wanting to keep the car going and know that the engine is most likely going to need some work done, and I was wanting to know:
1. Where should I get G13B (GTI in general) work done in Perth, Western Australia?
2. What sort of prices should I be looking at for engine work? (Head work, full rebuild, etc)
3. Is it even worth continuing to pour money into the car just to keep it running? (I'm 22 years old and studying at university)

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:17 am 
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just borrow some engine compression tester gauge , if the engine is good enough (over 160psi and all 4 are equal) and have no abnormal noises leave it just like this do regulars oil changes
then finish university, get a good job and then throw big $$ in this :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:29 pm 
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bostssgt wrote:
just borrow some engine compression tester gauge , if the engine is good enough (over 160psi and all 4 are equal) and have no abnormal noises leave it just like this do regulars oil changes
then finish university, get a good job and then throw big $$ in this :lol:


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The car is 25 years old and you can expect it to cost $$ just to keep on the road.
If you really want a "performance" car, the expense will be significantly greater.
As above, your current limited finances would indicate that you may be better to buy yourself another reliable daily driver which won't involve too much outlay until you're able to afford to do whatever you really want to the GTi.
I waited until I was quite a bit older than you before I bought my first GTi.

Good luck with your future - hope it all works out for you :)


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