1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

Tiny
MARIOOSH89
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  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
I had a guy rebuild my engine. For the parts and machine shop it was $2200 and for labor it was 400. Is this a reasonable price? He sent me pictures of the engine. He painted it and it looked nice.I went to see it inside the car and everything pretty much looks the same. There is still metal peices that look rusted, the coil pack looks like the same one. My question is, does rebuilt mean that everything is new or just the pistons, valves, cylinder heads, etc?
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 AT 3:50 PM

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Tiny
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A rebuilt engine will only deal with the engine and not the other items that you mentioned.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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I figured that. The car is running very good and strong. How do I break the engine in and are there anything that I should know to do like oil change, the kind of oil, etc
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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As far as a new engine, if the manufacturer has any recommendations, please follow them.

The following are only my opinion.

With a new engine, I recommend driving it easy for at least the first 500 miles. No full throttle accelleration (unless necessary) and try not to drive at high rates of speeds for extended periods of time. If you are on the highway driving 60+ MPH, every 5 to 10 minutes, let off the gas and drive at 55 for a mile or so, then resume to the speed limit.

Next, any conventional oil is good. Today, they all meet or exceed the recommendations of the manufacturers. However, I would recommend having your first oil and filter change at 1K miles. After that, resume every 3K.

That is basically it for breaking it in. You will need the general tune-ups as time goes on, and always make sure the air filter is clean. Not only will it help protect the engine, it will improve fuel mileage. If you have other questions, let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM

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