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#1 *Mo's'88Quest*



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hello everybody! I am rebuilding my 88 quest ( rings, bearings, chains, gaskets, and all of the little stuff) and i want some advice on what and where i should buy my parts. if there are any tips or tricks please let me know also. so ill tell you what were working with here...
its an 88 Conquest Tsi 5 speed
i currently have the engine and trany removed. i have taken all of the components under the hood out then cleaned, painted the engine bay, and replaced the parts(with the old ones not new). So its ready for the engine and trany but i havent had the money to purchase the parts to do it (and i want to keep it as cheep as possible)
the block is taken apart (all parts are removed)
the cylinder head has a broken rocker arm... i have no idea what to do with this...???

Parts i believe ill need are:
rings- what size what brand price??
bearings (main and rod) -size brand price??
gaskets from top to bottom- whats the best deal???
injector wire plugs(the part that plugs into the injectors)- is there an alternative??
New cylinder head?? or can i have mine fixed??
chains- i dont know what all i need to do them???
electrical parts i can remove? or what do i need??

Thanks for your time! Please Help!

#2 Squrlsquash



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

have not done a complete rebuild on the starion engine myself yet- but i have ideas on a couple parts

balance shaft elimination kit + complete cam timing kit        from  http://www.enginemac...nquest.html    
(probably good to have rotating assembly balanced during rebuild too keep vibrations under control)

he sells pistons, rings and whatnot as well
also complete top and bottom gasket sets

sells all the engine parts you mention as far as i know

and you should probably do the oil pump while there

not sure you can really get decent parts and do good engine work on the cheap.

good luck

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Well let me prefice this with..... This is how I got started in this car.  I though I was going to do a quick slop together rebuild.  Parts are hard to come by, and your going to run into lots of other random stuff that was really neglected on the car.  (I never did end up doing that quick slop together rebuild BTW, I'm years and $$$$ in)

Where to get parts.... http://www.enginemac...m/conquest.html is a great resource.

Other then that.... pretty much whereever you can.  Just make sure they really have the part, lots online say they do and then a week later... O we don't have that.

Edited by jszucs, 19 March 2013 - 07:31 AM.

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