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I've just spun a shell on my standard engine and figured now was the time to go for a nice upgrade rebuild.

I was thinking of MGT, Abbey or RK and I know each one has its own fans but is there anything I should ask each one before I go ahead?

I'm not after anything crazy, just strengthened internals and maybe a nice pair of turbos.

All input welcome.

Thanks

Paul
 

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i would say mgt as they have a quick turn round and always very helpfull best to give them a ring to discuss you requirements but they have my vote and will be building my next engine m8
 

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Hi
I've just spun a shell on my standard engine and figured now was the time to go for a nice upgrade rebuild.

I was thinking of MGT, Abbey or RK and I know each one has its own fans but is there anything I should ask each one before I go ahead?

I'm not after anything crazy, just strengthened internals and maybe a nice pair of turbos.

All input welcome.

Thanks

Paul





Hi Paul



Sorry to hear your motor has done a bearing. We have on the shelf a full standard motor, with step one cams, steel head gasket, aftermarket turbos, 2860-5s complete with Tomei elbows. Ready to drop in: all the inlet and exhaust gaskets are HKS aftermarket with cam pulleys and clear cam cover the engine made just shy of 460 BHP ATH.

We also have in stock

1 RB.2.6 Forged Engine


1 R33GTR Crankshaft
1 Set Of Forged 2.6 Pistons
1 Set Of I-Beam Rods
1 Set Of ACL Race Bearing Mains
1 Set Of ACL Race Big End Bearings
1 N1 Oil Pump
1 Standard Water Pump
Block Decked
X6 Oil Sprays
X2 Windage Plates
1 Sump



X2 RB.2.8

1 Full Counter Step3 Billet Crank
1 Set Of Forged 2.8 Pistons
1 Set Of H-Beam Rods
1 Set Of ACL Race Bearing Mains
1 Set Of ACL Race Big End Bearings
1 N1 Oil Pump
1 Standard Water Pump
Block Decked
X6 Oil Sprays
X2 Windage Plates
1 Sump


if you need any help or advice please don't hesitate to call, if we can help:thumbsup:


Regards MGT
 

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Best thing to do is tell each tuner what your exact performance goals are and what use the car will get. From there they can suggest the best components for yielding the results you want, without having to spend on components over the top of what is required. No point in going for parts that are for 800HP if you only want to run 500HP.

Based on your location, MGT would be my choice if I were you and you would not be dissappointed.
 

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Hi
I've just spun a shell on my standard engine and figured now was the time to go for a nice upgrade rebuild.

I was thinking of MGT, Abbey or RK and I know each one has its own fans but is there anything I should ask each one before I go ahead?

I'm not after anything crazy, just strengthened internals and maybe a nice pair of turbos.

All input welcome.

Thanks

Paul
My advice is go to a specialist engine builder and check out their engine building credentials first. You may pay a bit extra but you can be sure that they would do a good job.
 

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Make sure you buy a tub of vaseline. You will need it
Hi everyone, thanks for the advice, I'll be speaking to MGT for sure. Hadn't considered RB, I will give them a shout too.

I don't understand this Vaseline comment? Do you mean for the build or something?

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Paul
 

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I don't understand this Vaseline comment? Do you mean for the build or something?

Thanks

Paul
He means for when they violate your posterior.
Use an engine builder to build an engine and a mapper to do your mapping.
Lots of people have had bad experiences trusting their pride and joy with an 'expert' jack of all trades.
Do some research.
 

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A lot of people say there is a GTR tax....I'm not so sure, go to any garage nowadays (well, in my area) and the hourly rate is similar or higher to a lot of the established GTR tuners.

Be careful separating engine builder and tuner tho, as a one stop shop means they can't blame each other should a failure occur.
 

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Just be careful as to who you use to rebuild your engine, there are people out there that have no clue what they are doing and will build you something that will last a few miles if that.
 

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Mark as you may know my engine was in need of a full rebuild having discover oil and water mix as well as scored bores. I spoke to all the the tuners asked about price but also gauge their knowledge and know how, none really inspired any confidence. I then spoke to my engine builder who I have entrusted to do the work and he spent a good hour talking on the phone and the day I dropped my engine off we spent 4 hours almost talking about my plans and what I wanted to achieve.

You do not need to be a "skyline tuner" to be able to build a good reliable RB... people need to start thinking outside of the box and look at other highly skilled people out there who could probably do just as good if not much better job and can also answer all you questions to a very high level and not fob you off.

For me personally it is not even about money as one of the tuners gave me a very cheap price.
 

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Indeed Younes, mine was built by a local guy and he basically did good job, but what I'm saying is like you look at options and note some ofthe tuners have built many rb engines, so know the things inside out. Just my opinion.
 

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Building a strong yet reliable engine is all about attention to detail and know how. Anyone can build an engine even I can having done so before on a few occasions. But how reliable will that engine be? Look at Saifs engine which expired spun a shell and destroyed a crank with it and a rod also. Always sad when you see this happen and I felt for him because I faced the financial prospect of digging deep into my wallet to fund an engine rebuild but for me was not bad because it was just one of this things and was not down to external factors.

Anyway let people make their own decisions and take their chances.
 

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I'm really suprised by these replies. Surely hundreds of happy customers aren't all driving around on engines designed to not last? I was happy with my short list.

Who is building your engine Saifskyline?

Thank you

Paul
 
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