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Old 01-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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Andrew is that the engine that is still in your car now?
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yes.
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Yeah...much cheaper to put a crate engine in than to buy a new car over the cost of 3 years with depreciation and interest/resale at the end...etc.

Its odd the motor failed in that manner..didnt the check oil level light come on or the oil pressure drop and the buzzer go off?
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No it didn't. At least I don't think so. If it did, all the bells and whistles when off at the same time the the car stalled. At that point in time, I was focusing on getting the car in neutral, restarted and ultimately, getting it off the road. I may not have noticed. But they bells and whistles didn't go off in advance of the stall. Within 5 or 6 seconds of it stalling, I had pulled over and shut it down. Interestingly enough, there was still oil showing on the dip stick, although not much. The color of the oil was very black with a silver haze to it. No foam. Also interesting is that my mechanic states the car could be driven to the place that'* going to drop the new engine and the "chunkin" noise coming from the engine doesn't appear until the rpm,* get up to around 2000. I chose to have it towed.

I'm having a Jasper re manufactured engine installed. As much as I hate to do it, for me, it'* the best decision based on my "car buying goals. The next car I buy will be with cash. I've been saving 500/month for the past year and a half, with a goal of 20-25 grand. I'll use these funds to pay for the repairs. In the big scheme of things, it'* going to set me back a little over 8 months of this earmarked money. I prefer this over car payments. Although, I have to admit ... I was thinking long and hard about splurging on a new car. In the end, I'd rather pay myself than interest to the bank.
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Jasper rebuilt engines are very nice and top quality.

The piece of mind that the extra $1,700.00 cost is worth a lot. It sounds like you want to go this route so I would say do it. After 9 months it will be forgotten anyway. Best of luck with your decision.
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Thanks. The thought of putting this kind of money into a 5 year old car is a bit painful, but since we are going to keep it for at least three years (and maybe more if I decide to end my love affair with my 92 bonne) I'm feeling a bit better about it. None the less, $4,200 is a real kick in the ***!
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