A Guy Saved Himself Over $50,000 With A DIY Engine Job

Earlier this year, there was a story going around about an unlucky Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG owner who was quoted $57,000 to have the engine rebuilt after a head bolt failure. But he decided to do all the work on his own and it’s a good thing he did. Because Popular Mechanics reported that after eight months of work, the car is back together and running. And he has an extra $50,000 in his bank account.

Back in September of 2016 a Grassroots Motorsports forum member, mazdeuce, was faced with the ungodly estimate from his local Mercedes dealership after the engine failed at 106,000 miles. But instead of forking over the sky-high dollar amount he decided to buy a lift and do it himself. Because who doesn’t love saving money AND getting to turn some wrenches. Plus it gave him a reason to buy a lift. With eight months of disassembly, resurfacing and rebuilding the car is back in action. And thankfully, he documented the process from start to finish, on a 98-page forum thread for all of us to watch. Stay tuned to PowerNationTV.com to see how much he saved by doing the job himself.

This Sunday starting at 9am on Spike we have all new tech from the shops. In Engine Power, Pat and Mike start transforming a stock Mustang GT into the Rislone Mustang Sweepstakes Ride. They install a track engineered suspension system, massive brakes, plus wheels and tires.

Then on PowerNation Katie’s guest is Dan Muldowney, the co-founder of Race-Gas, a product you’ve seen used a lot on Engine Power. Dan is an avid racer and he’ll talk about why and how they created Race-Gas to solve problems he experienced at the track. He’ll also hint at some new products coming down the pike. So make sure you tune in.