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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby johnd651 » March 2nd, 2006, 4:40 am

Hey everyone,
I got a problem...engine problem. My snowmobile wasnt firing on one cylinder since it was all scored up, so I took it apart and found out that I have to resleeve the cylinder. But theres only one place around here that will do it, and they want almost $400 to get it done....and i dont have that type of money at all...(well unless someone wants to donate that to me...lol)...but anyway.

Is there anyway i could possibly resleeve a cylinder myself? Anyone can help me out with something like this? Anything at all would help?

Thanks
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby T'NT340rider » March 2nd, 2006, 4:49 am

just get a good used jug or parts engine from a local scrapyard. my jug on my 78 oly 340 was scored really bad. $20 bought me a good used top end, and it runs great now.
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby johnd651 » March 2nd, 2006, 5:05 am

i dont know of any scrapyards around here that would have snowmobiles though
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby Elan Rider » March 2nd, 2006, 5:31 am

That's a high price to R & R a cylinder sleeve. All it takes is a lathe-turned plug that fits the bore w/o hitting the block and a threaded rod... maybe some mild heat on the jug/block to loosen it up.

The fellow who mentioned finding a top end was right on, but since you don't seem to have a lot of snowmobile yards, I'd check out a few other neighboring motor machine shops or just plain "job shops" machinists who have a knack for motors. You'd be surprised at the variety of prices quoted.
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby Wheeler550 » March 2nd, 2006, 6:23 am

There are two big sled wreckers in NY State but I can't think of the names at the moment. I'll do some checking.
Or just take it down to the OCC boys, Paul Sr. would just have to yell at it and that sleeve would just fall right out, lol.
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby Elan Rider » March 2nd, 2006, 8:32 am

[quote=Wheeler550]There are two big sled wreckers in NY State but I can't think of the names at the moment. I'll do some checking.
Or just take it down to the OCC boys, Paul Sr. would just have to yell at it and that sleeve would just fall right out, lol.[/quote]


Wheeler to the rescue... right on.
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Postby AHood » March 2nd, 2006, 10:35 am

post a wanted add for parts on some vintage classifieds. theres no way you or anyother back yard types could every properly resleave a cylinder yourself.
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby johnd651 » March 2nd, 2006, 2:28 pm

im thinking of calling up OCC...lol
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Postby snowshow » March 2nd, 2006, 3:48 pm

Do not spend $400 to re-sleeve a cylinder on a 343 rotax! Post up your needs on a vintage site.
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How to resleeve an engine?

Postby johnd651 » March 3rd, 2006, 11:57 am

so anyone think i can do this myself at home???

or




have a 343 Bombardier Rotax they want to get rid of?
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