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lendy

Any experience with Rebuilt Engine by EBS Racing ?

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Anyone have any experience buying a rebuilt engine from EBS Racing / EBS Co in Reno, NV?

I've been working with Don Weaver at EBS on getting a 996 3.4L rebuilt engine.

So far so good, the quote was very detailed, comes with 1yr warranty, price without shipping for the long block ~$9k.

Comes with LN IMS Bearing and some other upgrades.

Thoughts/Comments?

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Sounds like a pretty good price. I like the warranty and the upgrades too. Hopefully others with more rebuilding knowedge will chime in on this for you..

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What all do you get for the $9k, do they split the case or just work on the heads and other stuff outside?

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From the quote, looks like everything is touched and or replaced inside and out.

Take a look at the image and let me know if anything seems missing.

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Also, still hoping someone has had actual experience with and engine rebuild by EBS Racing.

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I've been onto EBS' website and I think I've even looked at their rebuild before. Sorry though I can't recall reading any feedback about their services.

The list looks pretty thorough for a 3.4L.

About the only red flag you might want to question. Are they are just re-ringing the pistons without any cylinder treatment? The problem with 3.4L Lokasil is, if it is oval or worn, there really aren't many options for treatment aside from Nikasil. If this is a low mileage donor or one where the cylinders aren't oval then this shouldn't be an issue.

A few things I would also consider replacing while they are in there.

The other 3 drive chains (and crank to ims rail)

Lifters (and carriers if they are out of spec)

LNE billet IMS paddle

Chain tensioners

Variocam actuators & solenoids

Spark tubes

Oil scavenge pumps

LNE billet oil pump hex driver

ARP main bolts

Oil separators (inside sump)

I also recommend you have the engine balanced while it is apart.

So you need a used head? They can't recondition the one you've got?

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I don't have personal experience with that shop but do have experience with a $10k rebuild and have three friends who bought Porsche rebuilt crate motors for their 986 and 987's. Can I ask what went south on your engine and how you use it (DD,HPDE, weekends only)? I have to leave for a PCA event right now but do have time later to share my experiences and possibly save you from wasting a lot of time any money like I did.

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So far so good! Just over 1500 miles on the rebuilt engine from EBS Racing out of Nevada. They forgot to mail a few gaskets but sent right out after I called. Good telephone support! Now working on the convertible top :thumbup:

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Right on! Glad it's working well! Thanks for the update.

I'm looking for a good alignment shop in Reno or Sacramento, do you know if they fit the bill?

I'm hesitant to use the dealer in Reno, as I've read a few negative reviews.

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So far so good! Just over 1500 miles on the rebuilt engine from EBS Racing out of Nevada. They forgot to mail a few gaskets but sent right out after I called. Good telephone support! Now working on the convertible top :thumbup:

Excellent news.

Did you ask them about the cylinders as Logray suggested? How about adding the parts he listed.

Thanks!

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I calculated all the parts they will changed for a total of $2500.00...

How nuch did you pay for the used head valve job and surfacing heads

How many hours to rebuilt the engine

Thanks

Robert

2000 C4

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I'm bumping an old thread, as I'm considering a rebuild from EBS Racing to address cylinder scoring on my 3.4 motor.

 

Has anyone else here had experience with an EBS Racing engine (re)build in the last few years? If so, what was included in your build and how is your motor holding up?

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