Thanks for the replies. So I'll have to open up the engine soon and I'm wondering - are there any rebuild kits available anymore? The only company that made these I think was Enginetech but they are all out of stock. Do you guys know where can I get a rebuild kit?
These guys have already covered it but I figured I would share my dumb move when I rebuilt my 2.8l. I like you wanted to get a head start and just bought standard rings/bearings but when I took the motor apart it had already been rebuilt at some point. Lesson of the story open it up and then figure out what you need. Less chance to waste money.
You will need to buy or borrow a micrometer to measure the crankshaft journals and an inside micrometer to measure the cylinder bores. Compare these to the specs in the service manual. Sometimes everything measures up and a simple hone of the cylinders, a new set of standard size bearings, rings, seals and cam bearings can be used but not always. Be sure to measure the cylinders for taper, out of round and inspect the crankshaft for scores on the journals. The process is more involved than this but it should give you an idea.
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If you are going to rebuild it, (Being a 1985 engine) make sure it has a roller cam. (1985 was a split year)( you Can install the stock roller cam into the flat tappet block) use a metal gear drive instead of "fiber"
you MAY be" better" off buying your Parts Separately. that way you can get the BEST. Clevite or King Bearings, perfect circle rings, "coated" pistons. Do not buy Cut Rate cheap Gaskets !
That sounds reasonable. How would I go about that? I've only seen "full" kits and not parts sold separately. Are they even available to find under "fiero" and "parts"? Or should I just measure all around buy non-specific Fiero parts?