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How much does it cost to replace piston rings?


realistically, how much does it cost to change out piston rings?
( at a shop that does labor for under 100 an hour)
I have a 2000 mustang gt with a ton of mods, and i really dont want to buy
a new engine..(Supercharger, nitrous, exhaust,headers etc.)
so how much am i looking at, average for this to take? i guess also part of what i'm asking is how many hours does this take?

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Depends on what kind of shop youre going to. If its a more professional type business theyre gonna go by book time/flat rate not by actual hours so hard to give you an estimate. So if they go by flat rate time youll need to call and ask them...if they go by actual hour it all depends on the person doing the work. It may take one guy xxx hours and another guy half that time. It just all depends.

For a good job youre also gonna need the block honed which can possibly add to the price quite a bit.

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yea most places around here charge around 1500+ to just r&r the motor. then around 500$ to pull the heads. like 700$ to teardown and rebulid the short block. looking at around 175$ish (depending on type) for rings. and about 150$ to hone the block.. it will get expensive very fast if you dont do the work yourself
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Do i need my heads pulled and a rebuilt shortblock?
i mean i only want the rings replaced.. but if i need the work done obviously ill do it.
anyone know of any good places in PA?
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the motor will basically have to be torn completely down. lol.
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Do i need my heads pulled and a rebuilt shortblock?
i mean i only want the rings replaced.. but if i need the work done obviously ill do it.
anyone know of any good places in PA?
Yes pretty much the whole thing has to be pulled apart to replace the rings.

By the time you pay for all the labor you may as well just get a new short block, throw your old stuff on and drop her in.
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they will have to tare it down to a shortblock then flip it over remove the oil pain and pull the rod caps off and then the main caps and crank needs to come out. then they will go hone it. you will need all new bearings as well. forgot to mention you will need a bunch of gaskets too. probably in the 300$ range for gaskets
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they will have to tare it down to a shortblock then flip it over remove the oil pain and pull the rod caps off and then the main caps and crank needs to come out. then they will go hone it. you will need all new bearings as well. forgot to mention you will need a bunch of gaskets too. probably in the 300$ range for gaskets
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