Estimating the C60 engine rebuild costs

Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:53 am

I'm trying to figure out what my rebuilding costs will be;

New rings, new bearings, gaskets, seals, oil pump parts ect. Total $390.00

I can hone the cylinders and grind the valves. If my pistons and the boes are ok its under $400.

Sorry i left out the complete tune up and carb kit. But for just under $500 isn't too bad for a rebuilt engine.

Re: Estimating the C60 engine rebuild costs

Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:22 pm

BigBill wrote:I'm trying to figure out what my rebuilding costs will be;

New rings, new bearings, gaskets, seals, oil pump parts ect. Total $390.00

I can hone the cylinders and grind the valves. If my pistons and the boes are ok its under $400.

Sorry i left out the complete tune up and carb kit. But for just under $500 isn't too bad for a rebuilt engine.

That sounds like a good deal to me, your putting in the sweet equity and coming out with a like new engine. If you have a sound block and the cylinders can be honed without to much trouble that's half the battle. Hows the crank? Does it mike to speck? That and the piston rods would be my main concern. If all the main parts are in good shape then that's a wrap.
Good luck with the engine rebuild and lets see some photos.

This fall I'm pulling my engine out of the 154 that we rebuilt the back end in and rebuilding it, so I'm interested in how you make out with your C60.

Re: Estimating the C60 engine rebuild costs

Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:05 pm

I figured the new crank bearings in already but i have 3 cranks to mic yet. Its only $50 thats $10 per journal to grind the crank undersize if i have to grind. I have a std size set of dome pistons with rods sitting here. I have that option too if the bores are std size.

I didn't figure in cutting the head to clean it ( about .010") nor decking the block to clean it either(.010"). I'll check it with a straight edge first (starret).

Right now the engine turns over but i haven't started it up. I was just going to pull it out but maybe i should hear it run anyway so i'm sure what i'm rebuilding. (no funny noises or knocks)

This tractor is getting an FEL so i won't pull an egine out later working around the FEL I just flat out refuse to do it later so i would like to rebuild it first. I'm looking at my options and maybe what the lowest and maximum cost could be. But we never know until we open it up and see what it looks like inside.

If the block and bores are ok even with turning the crank i'm looking at around $500 with the max being up to $1,000 or a little under. I'd rather do it right than do it cheap. I just like hearing it purr after its done right.

Re: Estimating the C60 engine rebuild costs

Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:37 pm

I have to go and clean off the bottoms of my shoes, i must have stepped in something somewhere.... :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:

When i purchased this tractor the distributor was out and the drive pin in the gear is mia. The engine turns over pretty tight. It felt that good. My son removed the sheetmetal on the tractor and pulled the head off the engine today. The pistons were decarboned and a new head gasket was installed. A closer look i have the domed pistons already in the engine with great looking bores with no ridge at the top of the cylinder at all. So far it looks like a gasket set, with new rings and bearings. I'll clean up the valves and lap them too. The next step is to pull the engine and look at the crank. The oil looks like it was just cheaned too its squeeky clean. This tractor appears to have been sitting a long time too. I went by my gut feeling when i purchased it and got lucky again.... I have to order a ball hone now to deglaze the cylinders. BB