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Old 03-22-2007, 08:01 PM   #31
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I found a rebuilt long block with a 70k/7 year warranty for ~$2000 after shipping and core return. Then I gotta put it in. How'* that price?
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No?
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Hmm, found one for $750, plus shipping, but no warranty. But if it goes and I can find another for this much, I'm still up $250.
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$2k is a little high.


With those pressures I'd say you're looking at lower end problems.

I just put a long block in a Camaro, but instead of buying the long block I bought a S10 with the same engine and swapped them. S10 = $150. Gaskets = $300. Way cheaper and I heard the engine run before I pulled it apart. Something to think about.
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yes 2K is a bit high, it was only $1,800 for a 302 V8 from the Ford dealer for my moms bronco.


where Did PeterG get his?
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this is why you should get an GAS ENGINE OIL ANALYSIS, they can tell you if it is a cam or rocker arm or rod/main bearing.............
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/gas_engines.html
i (try) to do this every 50 to 75k, its only $22.50, you do the analysis or

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$25+ to tell you it'* the bottom end. Not worth it in my book.
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John..have you checked the price of a longblock at Napa/PartsAmerica/Autozone? I'd think they'd be reasonably priced with all the 3.8'* out there.
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Low oil pressure and metal, I'm not gonna mess around with trying to fix it while my daily driver is down. I haven't checked with any local parts stores yet and their online listings don't seems to include them.
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I would check the local Salvage yards. Most 3800 are still running when they come in. Some are low mileage maintained vehicles that got rear ended. My yard quoted me $350 last year for a 70k motor.
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