What would a Ford dealer charge to swap a 2v 4.6?
I hydrolocked my 2001 GT 4.6L 2v. The car is otherwise undamaged, but the motor is done. It doesn't turn whatsoever. I made an insurance claim, but I'm not getting as much money as I think I should for a replacement motor + parts and labor. Nonetheless, I need to fix the car, because they are NOT totaling it. I have it at a local Mustang specialty shop, but their labor cost is through the roof. I don't know if I should just pay it for quality work or go with a dealership that warranties their work. The engine will likely be from LKQ and it will likely be a newer lower mileage Crown Vic long block, because that just makes more sense.
Location: Houston, Texas
Thanks for any advice.
2001 Ford Mustang GT Auto
2004 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab (daily driver)