According to this eBay listing, this rebuild kit works with a 1985 V6. However, it says it is not compatible with 86. I called the company, and they are not sure either. Is there any reason a rebuild kit for an 85 V6 would not fit the 86 v6? Also, other than the Fiero store, what other places are there that sell a rebuild kit for a stock V6?
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Edit - Most of the links on ARIs page seem to be dead. I don't know if they're still in the 2.8 business or not. There is a "History of the 2.8" page, that documents the running changes. Having said ll that... The only documented changes to the Fiero 2.8, were better oiling in the 87, and internal balancing in the 88.
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Yeah, I can't see why it would work on an 85 V6 but not an 86 V6. Is there something more to this than meets the eye?
Raydar, I've placed a call to Dave at ARI. He said they don't typically stock a generic 2.8 rebuild kit for stock engines, but he's going to try to put an estimate together. I've got to get the car dropped off late next week to get it into the next semester's work rotation, so I'm running out of time to pick the rebuild kit.
Anyone other ideas for whether or not the Titan Engines kit listed at the top of this post will fit the 86 2.8?
Can't imagine it won't work, but I bet you can beat the price if you just piece meal it out. That also gives you the chance to upgrade the cam and other stuff for less money. If you are not doing a re-bore you may be better off with cast iron rings which cost less you may make you happier in the long run. Larry
Thanks for your inputs. I am hoping that the kit from Titan Engines will work. I went to RockAuto.com and tried pricing the components piecemeal, and the price went through the roof. I barely got past pistons, rings, and a cam, and I'd already exceeded the cost of the kit from Titan Engines.
Any other ideas from fellow forum members? I've got to buy a kit this week to get it to SC in time for the rebuild, so any and all inputs are appreciated.
By the way, I sure do like giving positive ratings for those that reply!
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Options For: EK0762 RODS: STD MAINS: STD PISTONS: STD RINGS: STD CRANK: LARGE JOURNAL MAIN BEARINGS YEAR: 85-86
They shipped them UPS Ground the same day. I'll update when I get them, and again when they are installed so we'll know they're a match.
Note: I was not able to find the engine kit by searching for "Fiero Engine Kit" on their site. The sales rep, via email, gave me the correct part numbers listed above. He was very helpful and professional, and my purchase experience was quite good.