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Aboot how expensive is a 2.8, on average? by Sootah
Started on: 01-01-2004 11:40 PM
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Last post by: sanderson on 01-02-2004 11:21 AM
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Report this Post01-01-2004 11:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SootahClick Here to visit Sootah's HomePageClick Here to Email SootahSend a Private Message to SootahDirect Link to This Post
Oil pressure going to hell. May need a new engine soon. (I'll clean the screen in the pan and replace the oil pump 1st, but if all else fails...)

How much work is a 3800 swap? If I've got to drop the engine anyway, I may just want to convert.

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Report this Post01-02-2004 12:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for neverendingprojectClick Here to Email neverendingprojectSend a Private Message to neverendingprojectDirect Link to This Post
I just sold a good 2.8 for $150. Don't let dropping the engine be a reason to do a conversion, you'll likely have it in and out several times during the conversion anyway. it's always alot more work than you think.

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Report this Post01-02-2004 12:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Doug ChaseSend a Private Message to Doug ChaseDirect Link to This Post
Can you do the work yourself? If so, you can probably pick up a good running engine for $150 - $600. You could then spend $0 - $200 for incidentals and preventative maintenance like water pump, rod bearings, belts, hoses, plugs, wires, etc.

You could be back on the road for $150 - $1000, depending on what kind of a deal you get and how much extra work you do.

If you have to take the car to a shop I'd guess $2000 minimum.

As for the 3800 question, the only answer I can give is "more." I'm sure others can give more detailed answers.

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Report this Post01-02-2004 12:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterDirect Link to This Post
$179.95 at the Pick & Pull. Plan on 4-5 hours work. They DON'T lend tools.
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Report this Post01-02-2004 12:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SootahClick Here to visit Sootah's HomePageClick Here to Email SootahSend a Private Message to SootahDirect Link to This Post
I can do the work myself.
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Report this Post01-02-2004 01:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Check around with a few parts stores. I bought a V6 Ford longblock, all new parts with warranty for $695. Jasper Engines last time I checked retailed for about $1200 with a longgggggg warranty, and you can usually get a better deal from them.

BTW, to those that dont know, longblock is complete engine block with heads, dont include intakes, accessories, flywheel,exhaust manifolds and sometimes oil pan.

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Report this Post01-02-2004 02:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
I picked up my spare one for $100. Needs a complete rebuild though. Came complete except for alt. Bought it off fellow forum member who swapped it out for a 3.1.

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Report this Post01-02-2004 11:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. PatClick Here to visit Mr. Pat's HomePageClick Here to Email Mr. PatSend a Private Message to Mr. PatDirect Link to This Post
Im trying yo get rid of my 2.8 w/ auto and Borla cat-back for $800. 60 thousand miles, other new parts. Its in the mall if your interested. I need this gone asap. Im willing to deal.
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Report this Post01-02-2004 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sandersonClick Here to Email sandersonSend a Private Message to sandersonDirect Link to This Post
You can probably get a deal on a reasonable used 2.8L but if you are going to spend money on a new or rebuilt long block it makes no sense to not install a 3.4L. It's almost the same amount of work and money. You can check with Ed Park's favorite guys - Grooms Engines. They show 2.8L and 3.4L long blocks in stock.
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