you can't buy a whole new engine.. well you could but it won't come assembled and it'll be an arm and 3 legs and maybe your other arm. Gaskets and seals don't come with the block either, neither do cams.KevinB6876 said:Ok, lemme rephrase the question. Is it wiser to have the engine rebuilt to stock specs by a mechanic or to buy a new engine? Which one is the wiser choice? Because I know with mechanics, there's a risk of the guy not knowing what he's doing and/or making a mistake vs. a brand new engine from Toyota which has no risk associated with it. Add to that the fact that everything in the new engine is NEW, all the bolts, bearings, gaskets, cams, rods, EVERYTHING vs. a rebuilt engine which won't have everything new.
thats what breaking a motor in is for, once you are past the break-in point, heating/cooling doesnt really make your block any "stronger" or at least that you would notice. the only way to really make the block stronger would be to have it nitrated or cryogenically frozen.fuc*it said:Someone correct me if I am wrong, but to my understanding if nothing was seriously damaged with the block a rebuilt motor core metal is stronger due to the heating and cooling process over time.
true that. everytime u run the motor, ur putting it thru a sort of hat treatment. (heating it up when u run it and cooling it down when ur parked). over time, the minute imperfections found in all metals can be phased out thru heat treatment. dont wanna be another head in the crowd, but id say go with a rebuild, with better than OEM parts and by someone certified to rebuild it. i mean, its complex and all, but if u find someone whose got experience in the engine rebuild-field, ull have a better then OEM motor, for a hell of a lot cheaper too. gl with ur decision.fuc*it said:Someone correct me if I am wrong, but to my understanding if nothing was seriously damaged with the block a rebuilt motor core metal is stronger due to the heating and cooling process over time.