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The fan belt broke while driving my 1996 Mustang GT 4.6 on the freeway/highway and the engine over-heated and got fried to the point that it needs to be replaced, (long story to tell) but anyhow, my mechanic will replace it with another engine which has apprx 80K miles in it and he's charging me $3,500 for the complete job including labor. He will replace the engine, the radiator, all hoses, water pump, belts and everything that needs to be replaced in order to make the car run again. My question: Is this a good price or he's charging me to much $$$? I will appreciate any response or opinions. Thanks guys!
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Ok, on my car part.com I can get a 96 Mustang GT engine for $1000. Sure you can use any NPI engine, but this mechanic may only want to get one from a mustang. Then you factor in parts and labor. I would say he is a touch high. I would probably charge $3000 for everything. $1500 for engine and parts, then $1500 labor.
If you're staying with a 2v,I would ask for a PI motor.You could find a 4v on your own and have him swap it for you.I would find out what his labor rate is and figure 30 hrs labor,to be on the safe side.It shouldn't take him that long unless he's related to the mechanic who did my swap.LOL
Once you go 4v you'll never look back
Like Fred AKA Lizzy said "Bastard 98's" Skeleton Crew Racing
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