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Old 03 Apr 2014, 07:59 pm
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It looks like my poor motor has breathed its' last, only 85K miles. Long story, don't ask...

I'm looking at the options. Have the motor rebuilt, buy a "lightly used" motor, or buy a new motor from Chrysler. Any suggestions? Costs?
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 08:09 pm
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It looks like my poor motor has breathed its' last, only 85K miles. Long story, don't ask...

I'm looking at the options. Have the motor rebuilt, buy a "lightly used" motor, or buy a new motor from Chrysler. Any suggestions? Costs?
Without any info of it's demise. It's not possible to advise on the rebuild of this motor. The other options are going to be dictated by price. This will vary by your location.
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 08:15 pm
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Agree with Busted.
Unless you did something like seize your engine due to running without oil, it is usually easier/cheaper to rebuild -- but that depends on cause of engine "death".
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 08:48 pm
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Old 04 Apr 2014, 09:44 am
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Default Re: Rebuilt, used or new?

i found a pick and pull with several PT motors but to get one under 90,000 is hard and they wanted $2500 for one with 75,000 on it
if you have a shop that will even do a rebuild it will most likely be a better motor if they replace all the inneards
Jasper is a place to check out and see
I had a Oriely motor in my S 10 when it wrecked it was a pretty good deal $1700 but it had a 100,000 warenty on it
a new creat motor well if you can find one will be way up there but then it will be a brand new 0 miles motor with a warentty
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Old 04 Apr 2014, 09:52 am
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Salvage NA PT engines are plentiful and cheap. Find a PT that died in a wreck and take the engine. Determining mileage can be hard if you cannot power up the odometer. But you can often get a rough estimate on a wrecked PT based on it's visible condition. Worn out PT's usually look worn out.
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 10:27 am
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Price on used varies greatly due to location. A search on Car-Part.com for the Detroit-Toledo area showed about 10 in the 60-80K range priced in the $600-900 range.

Biggest decision (to me) is to just drop a used engine is AS IS, or do the maintenance it will probably need in a few K miles anyways. Gaskets, pumps, hoses, etc. add up fast.
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 10:52 am
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When I sucked several gallons of water into the intake and blew the engine in my '05; I went with a Jasper rebuild. It was only about a thousand bucks more than a salvage engine and came with a 100,000 mile warranty as well as new timing belt and water pump.

Note: do not attempt to ford a stream in your PT. The intake is low enough to suck water into the engine. The results are not pretty.
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 11:32 am
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Engines of most types that are seven years old and older average around $300 here. That's the average pull-it-yourself price and often the price found on Craigslist.
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Engines of most types that are seven years old and older average around $300 here. That's the average pull-it-yourself price and often the price found on Craigslist.
So not the deal here. They are expensive here. Wished we had your pick and pulls here.
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