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 Posted: Sep 10, 2019 05:12AM
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Originally Posted by onetim
I would also make sure the car is worth an engine replacement. Is there other repairs needed, how is the transmission, half shafts, suspension components, heat, AC, interior, body condition, etc. Finally do you really like the car. To get your investment back out you will need to live wit it for some time after the engine replacement. Just stuff to think about.
Good point onetim

 Posted: Sep 9, 2019 06:45AM
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I would also make sure the car is worth an engine replacement. Is there other repairs needed, how is the transmission, half shafts, suspension components, heat, AC, interior, body condition, etc. Finally do you really like the car. To get your investment back out you will need to live wit it for some time after the engine replacement. Just stuff to think about.

 Posted: Sep 9, 2019 06:01AM
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Hello

I need the engine on my Mini Cooper 2010 replaced as the old one ran out of coolant and ran hot for about 30 mins (Bad I know).

The price to replace the engine with another engine with 50K on it including labor is $ 5,700.

Does this sound reasonable (The resell of the car itself with a good engine is ~$6,000)

Additional questions:
What kind of warranty should I expect?
Does it need a compression test?
Should I also replace the clutch?


I am checking on whether the engine been rebuilt and its other history.


Thanks
Get the warranty in writing and understand what is covered.  Make sure you can return it if your inspection immediately after receipt of the engine shows any problems.

Check:
compression / leak down
borescope inside the cylinders
remove valve cover and make sure there is no sludge buildup
visual inspection of cam lobes for wear

Unfortunately, unless you perform a full teardown of the engine, there is no way to know the condition of the bottom end...

Good luck!

 Posted: Sep 8, 2019 07:36AM
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#puregood. I have an engine replacement guy in Hampton who may be able to help. Contact me at this email john_santiago90@yahoo.com

IF IT WEREN'T FOR PHYSICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, I'D BE UNSTOPPABLE

 Posted: Sep 6, 2019 05:59AM
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 By the $6000 car, and drive it.

 Posted: Sep 6, 2019 05:29AM
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No it is not reasonable you can get a better price than that.
If you can't cut your losses and sell it as is.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 5, 2019 12:27PM
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Hello

I need the engine on my Mini Cooper 2010 replaced as the old one ran out of coolant and ran hot for about 30 mins (Bad I know).

The price to replace the engine with another engine with 50K on it including labor is $ 5,700.

Does this sound reasonable (The resell of the car itself with a good engine is ~$6,000)

Additional questions:
What kind of warranty should I expect?
Does it need a compression test?
Should I also replace the clutch?


I am checking on whether the engine been rebuilt and its other history.


Thanks