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3800sc for $1600 what do you guys think? by Justin_J
Started on: 10-31-2014 07:41 PM
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Report this Post10-31-2014 07:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Justin_JClick Here to visit Justin_J's HomePageClick Here to Email Justin_JSend a Private Message to Justin_JEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I talked to the guy and he said that it came out of a Grand Prix with about 96000 miles on it. What do you guys think about the price? Worth it?

http://seattle.craigslist.o.../pts/4734201233.html

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Report this Post10-31-2014 08:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got a Series III SC engine with less than 14,000 miles on it for about $2000 but it was a couple of years ago. I would look for an engine with less miles or at least get a better price. However, I must say that I have no idea as to pricing in your part of the country so I may not know what I am talking about. Go to some of the online parts supply sources and search to see if you can get a better deal wrt either mileage or price. That's my $0.02 worth of advice.

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Report this Post10-31-2014 08:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroallSend a Private Message to fieroallEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got a complete car 99 Grand Prix GTP with 105k miles for $400. So ya ... $1600 is too high of a price.
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Report this Post10-31-2014 08:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Justin_JClick Here to visit Justin_J's HomePageClick Here to Email Justin_JSend a Private Message to Justin_JEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah, the thing is that this motor comes pretty much ready to drop in with the motor mount bracket, power steering delete, flywheel and clutch...
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Report this Post10-31-2014 10:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Unless it is literally a plug and play deal, and actually runs well, it's a bit expensive.

You should be able to get a decently running series II 3800 SC, for at least half that price.
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Report this Post11-01-2014 07:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DKcustomsSend a Private Message to DKcustomsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I bought a 01 Bonneville SSEI with 77k miles for $1000.

Took the motor, wheels and tires, as well as all the interior parts I wanted,
then I scrapped the car for $270.

So essentially I got wheels, tires, and a motor for $730.
I think that's way to expensive, but you gotta do what you gotta do if you can't find anything else
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Report this Post11-01-2014 10:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Keep shopping. 1600 is high for just a motor - even with the flywheel and front mount / idler pulley setup - having said that, the add mentions the ECM and harness - is that a harness built for a Fireo installation or the stock 3800SC harness from the donor car? If it's the custom built harness for the Fiero install, you are getting closer to a good deal.
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Report this Post11-05-2014 10:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for darkhorizonSend a Private Message to darkhorizonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Considering its craigslist, I wouldnt hesitate to haggle with him.

I have noticed on the west coast that 3800SC stuff takes a large premium, so I wouldnt have a problem paying a bit extra for something like that.
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Report this Post11-05-2014 03:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mental flossSend a Private Message to mental flossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Local pullapart yard charges $224 with core charge and tax for any complete V6 with all attached accs and wiring harness. It takes 2 to 3 hrs to pull a complete eng.
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Report this Post11-06-2014 10:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have 3-4 in the local yard all the time. You have to pull it, but you can buy it all for under $400. Even had a 2008 GP w/ SIII with rear end crash (driving at the time of accident) couple weeks ago.

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Report this Post11-06-2014 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
IMO. that's way too much!

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Originally posted by Justin_J:

I talked to the guy and he said that it came out of a Grand Prix with about 96000 miles on it. What do you guys think about the price? Worth it?

http://seattle.craigslist.o.../pts/4734201233.html



Buying an engine that is not running is a crap shoot. You may get something very good or very bad. Price is too high. I would chisel the guy down to about half that and hope for the best. The last few engines that we purchased were around the $600 range and none had more than 68K miles on them. If you can't hear the engine run and/or do a leak down test on it be very cautious.

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Report this Post11-07-2014 02:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROFLYERSend a Private Message to FIEROFLYEREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I agree if you can't hear it run you are taking a big risk and even with the extras this is not worth more then $500 to $600. The engine mount and power steering delete set up look rough and poorly made which would be enough for me to look else where.
Now if you could fire it and the harness was a swap harness properly made not just the stock 3800SC harness and there was some proof of mileage it might be worth the asking price. Also I am nervous buying things all painted up cause that does not let you see the true shape of the engine as it was pulled from the GTP.

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