In Reply to: rebuild kit posted by Jim on February 20, 2019 at 12:47:51:
The only thing in that kit that is usually a universal fit will be the gaskets, and most engine rebuild kits will have lower quality gaskets than you can buy separately. Everything else in that kit is almost guaranteed to be the wrong size or not needed. There is no good way to avoid the process of disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and careful measuring to determine exactly what parts are needed. Waiting for the right parts to be ordered is normal and the only way to do it right. If you have the internal work done by an engine shop, they can get a better deal on just the parts that are needed.