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Can I rebuild my shortblock myself?

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Question is in the title. Nothing wrong with the engine, just has 200K miles.

All I want to do is fresh bearings and rings. Can I just pull and replace to factory spec and replace the torque to yield bolts.

Does it require a hone with fresh rings? If so, can I do that myself by buying a honing tool and putting it on a drill?

Also, does someone have a list of which bolts are torque to yield. I assume just main, rod, and head? Does anyone know where to get the OE bolts? I can only find OE head bolts.

Thanks in advance!
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You should spend a bunch of time reading how this is done and collecting information. You will need some specialized tools, so factor that into the plan.
I'd buy a done short block and swap everything onto it. But you may want to have the heads freshened, install a new oil pump, inspect and possible replace the camshaft and/or roller lifters at that elevated mileage. I'd also want to make sure the rockers were still serviceable (or swap in some pedestal mounts) and the push rods were of the required length.
HA HA!! I read your screen name and the list in your sig and my brain went to the push rod engine. 200K+ on a DOHC already?!?! wow
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