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engine rebuild-expensive parts-where to buy cheap ??????

Hi everyone,

.... well I knew it from beginning that rebuild it is not gonna be cheap but
the prices I was given from alfa romeo dealer maKe me

M20 T.S. CF3

LOCKRING x1 PART NUMBER 4425228 -4,64
PISTON PIN x1 PART NUMBER 7659310 -11,52
BOLT x6 PART NUMBER 46410834 -12,54
PISTON RINGS SET x4 PART NUMBER 71717429 + 0,0 -149,72
SEAL GASKET x1 PART NUMER 71718365 -43,13
SCREW x6 PART NUMBER 60657198 -4,62
SCREW x1 PART NUMBER 60630746 -1,64
SCREW x4 PART NUMBER 16296524 -4,88

TOTAL = 496,27


= 570,71

I just wonder where to buy the most expensive parts: piston rings,gaskets and 1 connecting rod.

Maybe someone has spare conecting rod please let me know.

any advice really appreciate
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1 conn rod will probably be a bit of a waste of time without further work, ideally they all need to be simular weights, and have the same C of G, but due to differenecs in manufacturing they vary, what most manufacturers do is make a load, and then group them together to get a set that are pretty close. so your one new one will probably be no where near your old ones.

your 114 + vat will as you sugest, be much better spend on a one second hand rod, and then getting an engine builder (or have a go yourself, you just need some precise scales and a bit of theory to do the basics) to balance them all, and maybe crack test them (i assume your old one failed, is it a common point of failure? might be worth checking the others)
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You could try somewhere like FPS (Ferraris Piston Services). I know they used to supply engine parts in the past ...

Or possible Alternative Autos, EB Spares, AlfaShop, etc.

Or a local Motor Factor (PartCo, etc).

You might try someone like AHM to see if they know where you can get these parts from .. they are a specialist in Hants.

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Piston ring set for example at my local motor factors was 93.73 so there is 50 saved straight away.
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I bought all the i needed for an engine rebuild including a crank grind for about 400...
I'll dig the invoice out later and post it on my rebuild theread... http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...t-70-m4-1.html
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Should be able to find you a s/h conrod for a lot less than Alfa want....

Gasket set probably about 100 at local factors.....

Call me on 07976 384980 if I can help
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Try and find a local engine remanufactures they will be the cheapest, do a yell search in your local area...
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