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I have done a simple 2.2T engine, nothing needed except rings (there was a recent rebuild and they bead blasted the case, certain disaster) THe crank was reground, re nitrited, shot peened, new bearings, gaskets, valve guides, some valves, valve springs, chain rails, tensioner upgrade, oil mods balanceing, rod reconditioning, shotpeening. ALL labor was FREE, Ie Idid it. It still cost almost $3,000 WHOLESALE! Thats about 1/3 to 1/2 your cost. In other words anything less than about $8k to $10K from a shop would be highly suspect. In other words a "good" rebuild, meaning replacing ALL out of spec or nearly out of spec parts, using good parts, no new cylinders/pistons, which most likely would need replacement with many miles at more than $3k in parts alone, should be a $10K job min, if done right, most likely $15k for the typical engine. Can ANYONE do it for $4 to 6K? I don't think so. Only if your labor is free, nothing much is wrong, and you get your parts at real wholesale could you do this.
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