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Old 08-28-2004, 04:27 AM   #1
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Changing out the crankshaft or just replacing the whole engine???
I found a 3800 with 40k miles on it at a junkyard and with labor that would be 1100$$
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I am in enemy territory!! omg! lol.

To change out the crankshaft, You will have to yank the engine out. It really depends on what you want to spend more time on? electrical crap switching engines, or engine internals switching out the crank. If you haven't dug into an engine before, or you may not have the proper tools.. I am thinking engine switch may be better. If you are paying someone to do it. I think it may be more economical to switch the crank.


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You have to pull the engine, and do a rebuild to switch the crank. A good used engine will cost about the same, and you'll have parts/something to sell.
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mmm...I paid $1000 for a new crank to be installed but that kind of investment really depends on how the rest of the engine looks. What do you mean with labor its $1100? I'm assuming you mean to replace the crank but if its a good deal as a whole depends on how much the car is I'd say.
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