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Old 08-05-2022, 01:21 PM   #3
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1999 SL2
1998 SC2
Default Re: 1995 SL 1 keep or rebuild

How much are you doing yourself? On our '99, machine shop and engine parts cost were $1400 in 2017. Here is my project thread:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=230898

One of my neighbors had somebody rebuild his SL2 for him, and that was close to $5K. He did nothing but write the check.

On the far end of the spectrum, people have pulled out the pistons, cleaned up the rings & grooves, and drilled drainback holes in the oil control ring groove. Then the parts you are in for are a bunch of gaskets and some bolts. So you are talking maybe a couple hundred. You will likely find the cylinders to be in good shape. Because there are no drainback holes in that oil control ring groove, the oil cokes up and freezes the ring in place.

So I'd say the range depending upon your skills and participation would be from $200 to $5000.
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Bryan Cotton
'99 SL2, 5SP bought new
Rebuilt at 204,067 September 2017
Engine, subframe, diff pin mod, brake lines, headliner, alternator, and so on!
'98 SC2, 5SP bought 2018
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