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My next big repair bill?

My suspicions have been confirmed valve guide wear, engine rebuild in the near future. After this, what is likely to be my next big repair bill. We're talking about 1989 carrera 3.2 with 102,000 miles. Clutch and Shocks have recently been replaced. Tranny? Suspension? Feeling a little down, this is getting kind of expensive.

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Why an engine rebuild? Not merely for the valve guides, I assume.
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well, they are old high performance cars...comes with the territory. Brakes, fuel pump, various bushings. Tranny should be fine, and if the clutch was done, just have them do a top end refresh.

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What confirmed the valve guide wear? Smoking? Oil consumption? Compression / Leakdown? Play @ valve stem?
If everything else is sound you might get another year or two before opening the engine.

CV's , alternator, starter, fuel system... fun isn't it?
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Are you going to do it yourself? It will save a ton.
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Thanks for the posts, I've got quite a bit of smoke at startup and oil consumption is 1 qt. per 300 miles or worse. I've been tempted to try it myself, but it is a daily driver and frankly I'm not a very good mechanic. I don't think I could ever trust my work with a job this big. I've got both of Wayne's books, and I would definately be in over my head. In the end I'm a cheap bastard, but I love my car. I keep paying and playing.

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