|09-21-2012 12:09 PM|
I would suggest just calling around. I have several engine rebuild companies right here in SoCal, so its easy to get the engine. I also have a good relationship with several mechanics shops (and a brother in law that is a great mechanic).
Just call around, keep calling. Ask around, ask for references. Cheap is NOT always the best deal, but Im sure you can find alot better deal than you were originally offered.
You should be able to find places in Marietta...
Check these guys, good reviews and they are in Marietta.
American Engine Installations
999 Marietta Industrial Dr NE
Marietta, GA. 30062
|09-21-2012 11:33 AM|
Can This Be Had in the Atlanta Area?
|09-20-2012 10:44 PM|
|09-20-2012 10:34 PM|
Did the mechanic offer to buy it ? If so, that is why he is quoting so high. He wants to buy it cheap, fix it cheap.
Seen it before. They would rather make the money themselves than help you out.
I put a 350 crate motor in my Camaro for $1500. Not that big of a deal if you know somebody with an engine hoist. Heck, buy one at Harbor Freight and sell it afterward.
|09-20-2012 10:05 PM|
Wish the OP was here in SoCal, we could "gitter done" and save the kid half his money.
Here you go...All for $1200, and installation $400.
|09-20-2012 07:06 PM|
|PaulRevere1991||i think thats what the mechanic offered, to buy a rebuilt motor and install it|
|09-20-2012 06:03 PM|
|Carlsbad0331||Wow, that mechanic is really sticking it to you... You should be able to get a used motor for under $1000 and find someone to install it for another $300-$400. A rebuilt motor can be bought around here for under $1500 with the same cost to install.|
|09-20-2012 04:40 PM|
|blackdiamond7||i currently have a 98 tj with a bad bearing and i got quoted for a rebuild for 1800. either sell for 1,200 or look for a new mechanic that is more reasonable on his price good luck|
|09-20-2012 04:36 PM|
|09-20-2012 04:19 PM|
Not sure were you are from but you can usually buy a running yj in good shape for 2500. Maybe even with a lift.
I agree you will be lucky to get 1k for it.
I think the mechanic is asking way too much for that engine rebuild also...
|09-20-2012 04:15 PM|
|09-20-2012 03:22 PM|
i'm sorry to her about your jeep, but i would take the 1,200. 2,500 is what you should be getting if their was nothing wrong with it.
think about it like this. you don't want to spend 3200 to replace your engine.
So someone else is gonna spend 2500 to buy the jeep and then 3200 to replace the engine. a total 5700 for a 4cyl jeep with no power steering or a/c.
Go on Craigslist and look at jeeps and see how much that 5700 is gonna buy you. Its gonna be either a modified Jeep thats lifted and stuff or a great condition Sahara, which was top of the line.
if i was looking at you jeep i would offer you no more than 700.
|09-20-2012 03:01 PM|
Help Needed: Trying To Sell a '95 With a Seized Engine
My '95 Wrangler S—4-cylinder, 4WD, no power anything, no A/C—is in very good shape, has five good tires, very little rust (one spot not easy to even see, as it's been painted over), and LOW miles; less than 130k.
The problem is the engine is seized. I'm not a gearhead *at all*, so hope I'm stating the issue correctly here as my mechanic stated it: "The bottom dropped off and I 'lost the bearing, so the engine seized." My mechanic, who has been trustworthy for years, quoted me $3,200 drive out for a refurbished engine install.
I love that Jeep, but cannot see putting that kind of money into it, and do not have any kind of knowledge, ability, or time to do it myself (assuming I could find someone to sell me an engine I trust), so I have to sell my baby. Question is: What should I reasonably expect?
One friend tried to steal it for $500, and I just told him no flat-out. Another is up to $1,200 (he's planning to take the engine out of his Jeep and put it in mine), but my notion is I should be able to get $2,500 or so.
Am I crazy? What is reasonable?
Do I have some other option about which I just don't know? If there was a way I could keep driving the Jeep, I would, but I can't afford some crazy repair.