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Offline Paul Jeffs

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pe400 engine rebuild
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:26:11 AM »
Hi
I have a 1980 pe400 that needs an engine rebuild. I know parts are scarce. Can anyone offer advice on possible leads or alternatives
Cheers Paul

Offline Short Stuff

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Re: pe400 engine rebuild
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 05:57:36 PM »
Always start with your local Suzuki dealer, it's surprising what is still available all-stock!

Offline Oldfart

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Re: pe400 engine rebuild
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 08:29:01 PM »
All boils done to what condition your Rod is in .....the rest is all basic engine skills on how you pull it apart, having the correct
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All bearings I buy from a bearing shop >>>note ask for C3
buy NOS crank seals and the rest from your bearing supplier
I make all my own gaskets
best advise I can give you is .....have a clean bench and take plenty of pics if you are first timer

Offline Husky500evo

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Re: pe400 engine rebuild
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 09:28:17 PM »
I was having a search through the bike wreckers in Cairns last week and noticed a PE400 cylinder on the shelf , in the Suzuki section . I didn’t have a look at the bore , but if your cylinder has already been bored out to near it’s limits , it might be worth it to buy the other cylinder .