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dumb engine question but humor me (or humiliate)


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all 2002/m10 blocks and cranks are the same correct? the

machine shop said that the crank will need to be welded and

turned because of a bad thrust plate and the block needs to be

punched. i can swap in a good crank and block for my rebuild

right?

mike

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All 2002/m10 blocks are the same. The cranks are the same cept

auto's didn't come with a pilot bearing in the rear. 1600's had a 6 bolt

flywheel instead of an 8 bolt and used a different rear main seal

housing and rear main seal. That aside what he is basically telling you

is that you need to get a different crank to swap in. You can buy a nice

micropolished, certified used crank for $100 or a "good looking" crank

for probably half that... The work he is talking about to do on the

thust area of the crank would be almost 3x that and you would end up

with a poorer crank. it is rare that one would have thrust bearing

surface wear on an 02 crank unless it had a bearing failure. As for the

block being "punched" that is meaning it needs the cylinders bored out

to remove the wear. Party On

kris

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1.8 M10 cranks are different (shorter stroke) than 2 liter cranks. Blocks will interchange. You should be able to find a used crank which will polish at standard size. Go ahead and bore the block. It's worth the money to install new pistons unless you just don't have it to spend.

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M10 2 liter cranks also have six bolt flywheel flanges (and flywheels drilled for early spring type pressure plates) - it's one of the details that differs between cars built up to December 31st 1968 and after January 1st 1969......

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