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I have a friend at a machine shop and all he works on are nissans and he said he'd do a port and poslish plus a 3 angle valve job for only 30 bucks and my conserns were if it will harm my engine in any way and what would the hp gains be if anyone knew....
 

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if he offered to do it for $30, friend or not, I'd be wary of the quality of work he does ;)

Basically, let me put it to you this way:

Unless you've done every n/a mod available to us already, including intake, header, exhaust, crankshaft pulley, grounding wires, SAFC, ES motor mount inserts............it's not worth doing.

Your best bet is to pursue those mods that I listed first, because only after those will you really be able to take full advantage of a real port and polish.

Oh, and to put it in perspective, the work your friend would charge you $30 for usually runs over $1000 from most reputable shops


good luck!
 

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chimmike said:
if he offered to do it for $30, friend or not, I'd be wary of the quality of work he does ;)

Basically, let me put it to you this way:

Unless you've done every n/a mod available to us already, including intake, header, exhaust, crankshaft pulley, grounding wires, SAFC, ES motor mount inserts............it's not worth doing.

Your best bet is to pursue those mods that I listed first, because only after those will you really be able to take full advantage of a real port and polish.

Oh, and to put it in perspective, the work your friend would charge you $30 for usually runs over $1000 from most reputable shops


good luck!

Hey if he's a friend, there's no reason to suspect he's going to do shoody work just because he's doing it for $30 (he is doing it as a friend after all).

I'd do it since your friend is offering, but like Chimmike said, you won't see the benefits until you do the other modifications.
 

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well, for $30 he risks getting work done that could damage the internals, cause detonation, or other problems.

and what happens when he does have problems and might need a new engine? His friend won't want to cough up the money for a new engine after he "helped out" this guy for $30.

Hence why I say he should be wary. Port and polish on stock ecu and no fuel management isn't wise anyways.

I'd just research his previous work and get some sources. I know he's your friend and means well, but if something gets screwed up it could cause major problems. Sure, it's hard to turn down work like that for $30, but be smart about it ;)
 
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