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    Default Where could I find a California T or 488 engine or get mine rebuilt?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Mine is hydro locked.

    Is a rebuild maybe cheaper?

    Any idea who has rebuild prices?

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    Sorry to hear of your critical problem but what is hydro locked if you donít mind me asking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by achaddy View Post
    Sorry to hear of your critical problem but what is hydro locked if you don’t mind me asking?


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    https://www.carthrottle.com/post/how...engine-killer/

    Edit: Sorry, your question could be read in 2 ways - do you mean what does hydro locked mean or which bit of the engine is hydro locked? My understanding is generally whichever pistons are hydro locked the damage caused is pretty extensive.
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    What happens when the cylinder ends up full of fluid and the engine turns and jams because fluids cant be compressed. Like when a car is accidentally driven into deep water. Maybe when a head gasket allows water in over night. Either way, it usually results in things like bent con rods even broken cranks.

    Outside the Ferrari world I cant see why such an engine cant be rebuilt

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    You my get more local experience here : https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/fo...portofino.140/

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    Saw a striped down diesel engine that had been driven through water. You would think the steel rods would be indestructible but they were bent like bananas !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    https://www.carthrottle.com/post/how...engine-killer/

    Edit: Sorry, your question could be read in 2 ways - do you mean what does hydro locked mean or which bit of the engine is hydro locked? My understanding is generally whichever pistons are hydro locked the damage caused is pretty extensive.
    Sorry, yes I did ask what does it mean. I was not familiar with the term. But thanks to all I now know. Getting back to the OPs original question is it more likely to be cheaper to source an engine or rebuild.
    So I have another question not so stupid this time I hope.
    What car do you have the issue with. Cali t or 488. I ask because I wonder if the two engines are the same. I know they come from the same block, size, etc. But II have read they have different internals such as bottom end, crank,rods, pistons etc. I may be taking boll^^ks of course.


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    Default Engine rebuild

    give Bell Sport and Classic a ring they can rebuild any engine, they probably need to strip the engine before they can give a quote but their hourly rates are very reasonable. Cheers elt.

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    Well Eurospares have a lot of crashed 458's [ may have a 488 as well] and on their web site it shows a California T so it may be worth giving them a call.
    https://www.eurospares.co.uk/cars-br...spares/car/199

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