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With the car my mate bought, the botttom end went so the previous opwner bought a standard bottom end for £680, it also has 550cc injectors, polished head (done by Abbey) comes with a turbo (getting all this tonight) which we are unsure about but is a ball bearing turbo and produced 370 ATH with abbey, and other bits and bobs, been told by the garage who worked on it it just needs a head gasket to run about 350 bhp but will need new pistons to run the full power as the tomei ones that were in ther were damaged. It also has a few other bits like tomei cams etc etc.

He is thinking of selling this now but what is it worth? Bearing in mind it should run 420 BHP with just a head gasket and pistons.

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Ben
 

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i might be interested in a unit like this in the future, but would need to know max safe power limit..
 

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well ran 370 at the hubs for 2 years until the new owner ran it with no oil! It was mapped by Abbey at this figure so would think it was safe at that level. If i sold it it would need to be quite quick as i need to secure a different engine
 

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thats not bad, but i thought it would handle maybe a bit more power?
 

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jsut re-read post, seems for more power needs a good few bits repaired/replaced.. it wont go for a premium unfortunatly as it will need alot of work...
 

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the pistons wont be all that cheap, plus there may be others while in there. but tbh, thats the ususal risk in buying an engine. i think it would be a good purchase.. standard engines go for aprox £100-£1500, i would have thought £2500? i aint no expert in the slightest, and could be very wrong.....
 

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well i was hoping for about 2k so i am happy with that really
 

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so, tell me, what engine you looking at gettin?
 
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