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 Post subject: Well It looks like im up for a new engine now :(
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:12 pm 
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(1991 ford NCI fairlaine 3.9 mpfi 4sp auto lpg) (se burbs melbourne)
so with head gasget gone, possibley head damage and most likeley a stuffed crank the cost of fixing it is gonna be too much. so it looks like im looking for a new engine.

so i need to work out whether to get one from say a wreckers or a reconditioned one.???

im looking at keeping this car for quite a while so im leaning to a reconditioned one.

how much would i be looking at for one from a wreckers installed?
how much would it cost for someone to install an engine?
how much would i be looking at for a standard reconstructed engine?

cheers for any help guys.

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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:15 pm 
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how much would i be looking at for a standard reconstructed engine?


bout the same you can pick an ef GLi up for :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Well It looks like im up for a new engine now :(
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:19 pm 
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bout the same you can pick an ef GLi up for :?


yeah i was getting that kinda impression im gonna do a serious ring around ... ive been looking at the ITS performance thread and that seems pretty awesome for the price but i dn if hes still around / can do one for me. ill ring him aswell tomoz

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:31 am 
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:57 am 
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well a standard reco according to my reciept is around 1600 (including shipping to my mechanic i think) and the labour for it was 900

keep in mind this was only a short motor which used my already good head (replaced headgasket 500km before bottem end let go) and all my accesories. i think it was a bit of a rip off really as it came to just over $2800 fitted, but my old man payed for it. it doesnt feel any different than it did before we got it replaced but im sure it will provide quite a lot more km's before she lets go again.

if i were you unless you really want to spend big dollars id just be sourcing a cheap low km ef or el motor and chucking that in it...
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:00 am 
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E.L - AU engines in good nick sell for $700 in Sydney..
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throw and ef or el one in

they fit in easy enough and are much mor ereliable that the ea engines!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:10 pm 
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its looking like about $2100 for a recod engine installed. Does anyone know a place in melbourne that will just install an engine into my car??? pref se burbs and a rough idea of the price


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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:30 pm 
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i was talking to engine reconditioners today and they (well definitely RPD) didnt want to put in an ed 4l, theyd only put in a 3.9l. know anyone who will put a 4.0l in a 3.9 car. and i still need to find a place that will put an engine in (not there own)

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:35 pm 
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you shouldn't have to pay much more than like 700 labour to get an ed engine in? there's f**k all to change in the grand scheme of things.
you can buy an au engine off ebay for like 600 bucks, that's the pick of the bunch, but not sure how you'd go with ecu and stuff. been done plenty of times though.
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:38 pm 
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ive pretty much decided im going with a reconditioned one. but id really love to get an its performance one in if i can get one and find someone to put it in. otherwise im coffing up 2 grand for a reliable but stock engine

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:50 pm 
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ive pretty much decided im going with a reconditioned one. but id really love to get an its performance one in if i can get one and find someone to put it in. otherwise im coffing up 2 grand for a reliable but stock engine

well give mark a call from ITS hes worth a try....ive spoken with him on many occassions and know whats going on...but personal matters has caused him to unofficially close up shop for quite a while

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:52 pm 
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yeah i tried about 5 timestoday on mobile. i left a message. ill try again tomoz. but i cant hang around for too long

cheers for the effort kev much appreciated
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:22 pm 
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pity you arent in brisbane, i have an ea engine in the shed doing nothing and i could help ya fit it. i wasted erm spent 2500 bucks on that :Z
good luck with it man, 700 bucks is a lot of labour!

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:59 am 
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i know ... the pity its my gfs uncles shop doesent have the equipment or expertise to fit an engine ... so i still goto find someone.

samftr i towed it 15k at 3am behind my dads ute (which i am now borrowing temporarily) ... QLD isnt that much further :)

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