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Re: kinda OT - what to do with this car, bad engine ??
Might want to try and put it in the paper for 3 grand with the bad engine and see if anybody bites. I would do a search on car-part and find an engine cheeper, go pick it up your self and drop it off at a reputable reapir shop. If you figure the shop is charging you $1000 for a junk yard engine and then $60 an hour for labor that means they think it will take 33 1/3 hours to complete taking an engine out and bolting a new one in, seems like way too much time for me and way too much money. I would shop around and find some where that's honest with you and won't rape you. I'd just go around to different shops that are pretty repuitable and ask them if you brought them a good motor to put in how much would they want just for labor and i bet it will run you much less than you think and you could probably do it for under a 1500 to 2 grand. The yard i'll probably get your 8.8 has 2 soc and 3 doc any where for $500 to $700 and i could pick one up for you if you want me to, those engies are plentyfull so you should be able to find one with out much trouble, car-part.com is your friend.