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Old 07-20-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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I have bought an 89 Chevy K5 Blazer about 2 months ago. I have had problems with engine so I finally got fed up and decided to check the compression. All cylinders had decent to good compressions except #1 which was 0. It was so bad that it almost went negative compression. I am looking into getting a new motor for it installed. I am wanting to keep the TBI 350 and really just keep it stock. Who knows a good shop to bring it to to remove and install a rebuilt motor? Also, if there are any individuals on here that do it, I would be willing to give it a shot. I live in Beaumont and work in La Porte (SE Houston) so I would like to keep it in that distance. Thanks for all of the help in advance. I would be interested in someone even rebuilding mine and installing it back. I have checked with Thunderbolt Engines in Houston and they quoted $1,495 + TAX for a removal of old motor, remanufactured motor, and installation in 7-10 days. It does not have to be a quick repair. Just cheap and quality work.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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sounds like a broke ring or a hole in the piston. can be fixed fairly easily unless it scarred the cylinder. pull the head and the oil pan unbolt the rod and push the piston out. if there's a hole in the piston then buy a new piston if if's a broke ring then get a set of rings and a set of rod bearing. if it was me i'd rering and put all new rod bearings in and possibly have the heads cleaned and new valve seals put in. can all be done with basic tools and a torque wrench and a weekends time. should cost around $200 without having the heads cleaned and sealed prolly closer to $500 to do everything i said
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, I just got done talking to a guy at work and he said basically the same. The previous owner didnt have any coolant in the motor when I got it so he said possibly valve, head gasket, and new piston unless the cylinder is scarred.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Stay away from thunderbolt, I've heard a few horror stories. Check out joey's engines. they do good work

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