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Re: overheated engine

To: "Jim and Nadia Higgins" <>,
Subject: Re: overheated engine
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 19:52:48 -0700
OK, Jim, let's do the math on this one...............

Typical machine shop charges for a complete rebuild $500 (plus $100 if the
mains need line-boring, plus another $250 or so for a core if the head is
really cracked).

Typical parts in a complete rebuild - $1,000

Labor to disassemble, clean, inspect, re-assemble , paint & detail - 17 hrs.
@ $50 - $850

Suddenly $2,000 doesn't look too bad, so maybe that MG mechanic does know
what he's doing.............

British Sportscar Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim and Nadia Higgins <>
To: Michael Jose <>
Cc: <>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: overheated engine

>My advice would be to find another MG shop.  At that price you should
>have, at least, a fully rebuilt engine.
>Jim Higgins
>Michael Jose wrote:
>> Well,
>> here goes.
>> My engine died.  The MG Shop guy says that some pistons are toast, and
>> most likely the head could be cracked.  He doesn't want to rebuild it,
>> but wants to sell me another rebuilt for (drum roll) $2000.00 That's US
>> dollars.

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