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Old 11-07-2012, 06:50 PM
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TX hello SARX

testing waters here I am in need of a engine rebuild any local shops in San Antonio area?


I have a RX8 2004...manual

engine is hydro locked

I started pulling the 13 b out myself. Need to know of some reputable place and some quotes..
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:22 PM
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I think we would be interested but need to know a little bit about what you want to do.

are you looking for a basic rebuild (just seals and gaskets)? are you prepared for purchasing new housings (if they are bad)?.....oil meeting.....injectors cleaned....porting
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From what I've seen of the SARX crew on this forum, they could do it for you in a weekend in someones garage
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:53 PM
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I don't know about that easy. But i know for sure we can do it/done it
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if it were i, i would do a 5000 dlls rebuilt...**** it haha.
what can i said...i just love to spend my money on my car....
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From what I've seen of the SARX crew on this forum, they could do it for you in a weekend in someones garage

You SARX guys are getting a reputation!
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Hope its a good one ......i dont mind the rebuild process...is kind of fun
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Yeah, you guys have a good spirit of cooperation. I've seen some strange car guys that are a little too serious.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:02 AM
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yea I have to say..as a guy who doesnt like people I find the SARX crew a very refreshing.
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We we here at SARX have learned thru trials and tribulations But we never take risk on others cars like we do on our own
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Thanks for the response.

Perhaps I should have put some aditional info. so here we go.

At this point the engine is locked up.

It wont turn at all I tried even a cheater pipe...

I started to dissasemble to pull it out in my garage a few hours a day.

( Houston Rx8er ) I could go both ways but was considering an engine swap.
My plan is to have this a my second daily driver so not looking to go all wild with turbos and tuniing ecu if you know what I mean.

I seen some rebuilds go for about 2800 to 3000 g plus cores. I want alittle better than stock

By reputable I meant no disrespect to the RX community or vendors just looking for best bang for the buck and durability. I know Quality comes at a price...

I also need to pour some $$$ on my 85 GSLSE so dont want to put all eggs in one basket.
I figure and engine out and another on in will be my best choice. and work on a complete rebuild at a later time with another engine. Perhaps my 85 or on this core that I will pull out..

Its impossible to know what I will need since the motor is siezed... or core value. but it will be an excelent training tool
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well depending how bad the damage is you could see upwards of 5k, without labor.....thats kid of worst case scenerio though (irons, housing, rebuild kit).

I am game for sure and will give you a shout this weekend to see what we can come up with. if you like I iwll put together some detailed "options" (or packages so to speak) and go from there. I also have some used parts I am willing to sell you may get lucky if you need something.
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yea I have to say..as a guy who doesnt like people I find the SARX crew a very refreshing.
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what can I say....I am not a people person, I'm a persons person
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well depending how bad the damage is you could see upwards of 5k, without labor.....thats kid of worst case scenerio though (irons, housing, rebuild kit).

I am game for sure and will give you a shout this weekend to see what we can come up with. if you like I iwll put together some detailed "options" (or packages so to speak) and go from there. I also have some used parts I am willing to sell you may get lucky if you need something.

MIKEY LIKEY IDEA. def lets get together and put some packages and numbers
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well hell.... if Mikey likes it.....get it right get it tight!
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