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I have a 2012 36hp prodrive with around 650 hours on it. The only thing ever done to it is heads and a cam. It's getting time to refresh the engine but with 600+ hours I am wondering if I should look into replacing with a crate 40. If I get it rebuilt I'm looking into doing a stage 2 build but dont know what the longevity would be with those kind of hours. What do yall reccomend?


Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 am
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Post Re: Rebuild or Buy new
My thoughts are that's not enough hours to justify a rebuild as long as you've maintained it, changed oil, etc... I'd check the compression and do a leak down test and go from there. Might only need to lap the valves and that's it. Could be a very small cost compared to a new engine.

On the other hand, if you're just fishing for a reason to get a new 40 efi, it's a strong engine and runs good. It'll cost you around $4200 to get everything to swap it.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 am
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The heads on my current motor were done by a shop locally, more of a valve seat than anything. I haven't priced through a builder but would like new heads, exhaust,cm, and carb done. I'm thinking that would cost around 3.5k but may be wrong. I haven't been around a 40 personally yet so idk how much more a stage 2 would perform over the 40.


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Post Re: Rebuild or Buy new
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The heads on my current motor were done by a shop locally, more of a valve seat than anything. I haven't priced through a builder but would like new heads, exhaust,cm, and carb done. I'm thinking that would cost around 3.5k but may be wrong. I haven't been around a 40 personally yet so idk how much more a stage 2 would perform over the 40.

About the same with a 3 year warranty to boot.. I know a lot of folks who are going the 40 route for next repower.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:31 pm
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Yep, but I just happen to have a full kit coming up for sale, carb, heads, intake and cam done by SETX Performance that I'm about to pull off a Prodrive. The crank broke and the owner is getting a 40 to replace it. I'll be able to compare both by this weekend.

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Will wrote:
Yep, but I just happen to have a full kit coming up for sale, carb, heads, intake and cam done by SETX Performance that I'm about to pull off a Prodrive. The crank broke and the owner is getting a 40 to replace it. I'll be able to compare both by this weekend.


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