1991 Infiniti G20

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Old 06-03-08, 12:07 PM
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1991 Infiniti G20

I want to buy this car but it has a blown piston could the motor be rebuilt (im assuming that the cyinder wall is very messed up) but couldnt it be rebiult what would we have to do i am planning on buying it and here is the rebuild kit http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...204180953&rd=1 if i get that and rebuild it im sure there is some way to smooth out the cyinder wall right?
 
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Old 06-03-08, 12:19 PM
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thats a real bag of worms indeed. a "blown" piston could mean several things. could be cracked which is less severe or it could have broken completely off of the connecting rod in which case the cylinder wall may have a hole in it...this would be VERY severe and probably not rebuildable. even a badly gouged cylinder wall may not be rebuildable to infinity standards. you really need the opinion of a reputable machinist AFTER he has looked at it and measured the damage to determine replacement piston size. you can't buy that rebuild kit without knowing what diameter piston it will need...they'll also want to know if you want standard or undersize crank bearings. the engine must be evaluated before you can buy stuff
 
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Old 06-03-08, 01:32 PM
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We're talking about a car with a book value of MAYBE $2k. You could easily spend as much as the car would be worth.

How much are they asking for the dead car?
 
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Old 06-03-08, 04:17 PM
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He wants $700 but will get riud of it for $600 because he is moving, the inside and outside is almost mint nothing is wrong supposeibly had a/c too
 
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Old 06-03-08, 04:30 PM
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Hmm ive been looking and ive seen several NICE and newer Mazda Protege's with a/c just for $700 alone .........i have to say i can get two nice daily drivers for what i might put into the infiniti... and plus a Mazda Protage is 1994 and newer im looking and they are cheap and newer......Thanks guys but ive decided to pass on this car.....
 

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Old 06-04-08, 04:37 AM
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Good decision; if I needed something to work on I might have given him $100 for it. The if I pulled the head and the cylinder was trashed I could haul it to the recycler and at least make my money back.
 
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Old 06-04-08, 09:24 AM
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Good point around here if i did scrap the cyinder head id get $100 easy and not to mention if i sold all the parts off the car too....so yea for now ill just keep looking around
 
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