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Old August 9th, 2009, 01:16 AM
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Thumbs up Rebuilt 3.9L

What would a rebuilt 3.9L fetch? I have a spare 3.9L that I am thinking about rebuilding and selling.
new injectors
valve job
new sensors
new lifters
new cam
rebuilt oil pump
new water pump
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Old August 9th, 2009, 03:01 AM
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Much less than the parts cost.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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Have you done anything to the bottom end? What were the miles?
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Old August 9th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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The bottom end will have new bearings. The crank will be inspected and reground, the cylinder liners re-honed. The miles are 150K.


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Old August 9th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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As Ron suggested, I think that you would end up with more in the engine that you could sell it for. The question is how many Rovers do you have it may be worth keeping if youve done all that work.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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And you'll want to make sure that you put in a more interesting cam, timing gears, etc, obviously.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Thanks for the insight. My thoughts to sell to a market that wishes to keep their truck stock. All the machining would take place at a local machine shop I have dealt with in the past. I would do all the assmebly. If I do choose to rebuild it, worst case if I don't sell it, I have a running spare. I toyed around with buying a new 4.6L ($4,500 ) short block and rebuild it with components off of the 3.9L...if I end up doing that, odds are I'd drop it my D90 verses selling it...


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Old August 9th, 2009, 01:52 PM
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"My thoughts to sell to a market that wishes to keep their truck stock."

These people, in my experience, do not exist in the defender community like they do in the sports car community and to the extent they do, a 4.6 is stock enough. Never heard anyone care about matching numbers on the block.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:31 PM
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Without new pistons it is not rebuilt. Just warmed over.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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The more I think about it the short blocks AB has for the CUX trucks is a good deal.
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