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Old 04-22-2018, 04:33 PM
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been a few years since I’ve been on here. Tracked down my old 07 gt from high school and the owner said it had problems and the dealer told him it needed a new motor. Cost is $9k so he is just going to try to get rid of it.

Im interested in everyone’s opinion of what I can do with it and the approximate costs. Rebuild the motor, new engine etc.

i have never rebuilt a motor, so am unsure if I will be able to do that myself.

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Not enough info to give you any valid answers. It all depends on what the problem with the engine is. Things like a cracked block really can't be fixed. Piston or rod failures where the cylinder is still intact is one thing, times where the cylinder is compromised, it can be re-sleeved, you can pick up a new (remanufactured) short block for just a couple thousand... assuming the heads are good, or a junkyard long block for a bit less...
It all depends on what the damage is.
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It all depends what you want out of the car, if you are ok with stock power, go with a remanufactured engine, about $2500-$3500.
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The owner is talking with the dealer to find out what exactly is wrong with it. I think I would want to go with a remanufactured engine, as I am no comfortable rebuilding it myself.

can anyone speak to the difficulty of this? Where is the best place to buy an engine?
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