Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Question about performing an engine rebuild

asked by on

hi if you were to follow those engine rebuild steps roughly how long would it take to finish each steps. like 30mins each or just like 10mins

A: Rebuilding an engine typically requires sen...

Rebuilding an engine typically requires sending out the cylinder block, cylinder heads, crankshaft and so forth to a machine shop for refinishing and repairs. That alone will involve two weeks or more.

If you are rebuilding an engine for the first time and are not familiar with the parts vendors that you will have to deal with in order to get the correct parts, you should allot at least one to two months for the job and that does not include the engine removal and re-installation time.

Add to that the reality that if the engine has, say, 200,000 miles and the transmission has the same mileage, you really have to rebuild the transmission at the same time as the engine (both often come out together), otherwise you will almost undoubtedly get to remove the engine/transmission again in a year when the transmission finally wears out.

If you run into any issues along the way, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to you to diagnose and service your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car has a low engine knock

Hello there, many faults will cause an engine knock. Generally fixing a knock is a rather in depth repair, and if it is due to low oil or engine wear can require an engine rebuild. If you are thinking of...

Q: Gear shift not moving

The most common problem with this vehicle not coming out of park is the brake light switch. The computer doesn't see that your foot is on the brake and will not allow the park lock to disengage. I would recommend...

Q: won't start almost dies

Hello. It sounds like the battery is indeed low causing the starting issue. From what you are explaining it sounds like the battery may be low because the alternator is failing and needs to be tested. Your symptoms point to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...