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$2800: fair price for a factory reman 2.4l longblock?

 
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Old 21 Feb 2018, 06:00 pm
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Default $2800: fair price for a factory reman 2.4l longblock?

Incl 3yr/100K Chrysler nationwide warranty.
The story is our mechanic got it via a clerical goof: the damm thing was drop-shipped from Detroit (arrived Tues Feb 20) after he left a message requesting only a price quote on Fri Feb 16. I was there, live (guess he's got some good credit). He's already offered to install it for $1280, which is a semi-pricey rate for So. Kalif.
Anyway, whatta ya'll think of the price?
I'm pondering grabbing it just for the heckuvit: Mamma's 2001 Limited now sports 264K on the odometer & she wants to keep it, so it's only a matter of time anyway.
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 01:02 am
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Default Re: $2800: fair price for a factory reman 2.4l longblock?

why dont you just buy it since its already delivered and a minute from being installed for you
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 06:57 am
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Default Re: $2800: fair price for a factory reman 2.4l longblock?

That's a whole lot cheaper than a new car. But are you saying it's a complete engine? Does that include the intake and exhaust manifolds and throttle body or would you have to use these parts off your old engine?
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 08:02 am
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Incl 3yr/100K Chrysler nationwide warranty.
The story is our mechanic got it via a clerical goof: the damm thing was drop-shipped from Detroit (arrived Tues Feb 20) after he left a message requesting only a price quote on Fri Feb 16. I was there, live (guess he's got some good credit). He's already offered to install it for $1280, which is a semi-pricey rate for So. Kalif.
Anyway, whatta ya'll think of the price?
I'm pondering grabbing it just for the heckuvit: Mamma's 2001 Limited now sports 264K on the odometer & she wants to keep it, so it's only a matter of time anyway.
A 2001 Limited with 264,000 miles is worth about $1,000. If you put a $2800 engine in it, it will still be worth about $1,000. There's absolutely no reason to wast this money. And remember, an old worn out car with a new motor will break down just as about as much as one with the original engine due to all the other worn out parts. You will likely get no increase in reliability from the new engine at all. Even with a new engine under warranty, you can still look forward other eventual expensive repairs such as the transmission, starter, alternator, power steering pump, wheel bearings, bell crank, control arms, tie-rod ends, struts, PCM/electrical and the radiator cooling fan which will fail, overheat the new engine and void the warranty. See what I mean?

My choice would be to take the money for the engine and put that in a newer car. For around $3,500, you should be able to purchase a much newer PT Cruiser with lower mileage.
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 08:36 am
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Default Re: $2800: fair price for a factory reman 2.4l longblock?

No, the items below are parts of a complete engine.
A longblock is normally oil pan to valve cover.

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Does that include the intake and exhaust manifolds and throttle body or would you have to use these parts off your old engine?
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 08:47 am
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I'd suggest staying on-topic: wasn't looking for a BBV dissertation.

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A 2001 Limited with 264,000 miles is worth about $1,000. If you put a $2800 engine in it, it will still be worth about $1,000. There's absolutely no reason to wast this money. My choice would be to take the money for the engine and put that in a newer car. For around $3,500, you should be able to purchase a much newer PT Cruiser with lower mileage.
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 09:23 am
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From what I've seen on pricing for Motorcraft/Ford, ACDelco/GM and ATK reman engines, this is not a bad price. The one thing to think about is the warranty starts from your purchase date. To get the full benefit of the warranty, you would want to install it sooner than later. Also, with a reman engine, they usually require the old engine be returned for the core or they will charge a $200-$300 deposit/core charge. Just saying.
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Old 22 Feb 2018, 10:23 am
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Yep, good points.
In my case, warranty would commence from date of installation/buyoff (not purchase), & I'm prepared to eat the core chg.
ATK's warranty has my attention, whereas Chrysler's is worth about 2 sheets of Charmin. Ask me how I know

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From what I've seen on pricing for Motorcraft/Ford, ACDelco/GM and ATK reman engines, this is not a bad price. The one thing to think about is the warranty starts from your purchase date. To get the full benefit of the warranty, you would want to install it sooner than later. Also, with a reman engine, they usually require the old engine be returned for the core or they will charge a $200-$300 deposit/core charge. Just saying.
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Incl 3yr/100K Chrysler nationwide warranty.
Chrysler supplied rebuilt engines use a complete "master engine kit" with the warranty I would say YES to the threads question.

We installed a 2.4 (not a Chrysler supplied engine) at the shop (not a PT) about 3 years ago for close to the same price (1800) but only a standard 12 mos complete labor and 48 engine plus mileage(? I dont remember the mi.)
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