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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-04, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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What's the going price for a reconditioned motor for a 3.9L EA ?
And could someone please tell me the difference between a 'long' motor and a 'short' motor

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-04, 06:33 PM
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Re: Exchange Motor

long motor is everything oil pan to manifold.
short motor is just bottom end. so you keep your head cam manifold etc.

thats afaik not sure though
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Thanks Ruger, I thought is was something like that ...... Just wasn't too sure though.
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im pretty sure that short motors include the head - they are complete sump to rocker cover.

long motors have everything - water pump, intake and exhaust manifolds etc.

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LOL i'd never heard the term 'short motor' before i was about to make a post asking what JMM's long motor was... i thought he had an I6 with and increased stroke hence 'long' motor

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Re: Exchange Motor

I think rollin is closer to the mark, best thing is ask what exactley it does and does not include for the money, then decide what you will bother to get yourself and fit after the fact, its mostly a matter of how much work you want to do yourself, the less on the motor the more you have to pull off it before swapping, and then put back on.

I prefer a short motor option, then bolt my own manifolds, water pump etc on, but up to you.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-16-04, 12:28 AM
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I think (from memory) a EA 3.9 MPFI exchange short motor is about $2000, just an exchange head is about $600.

Better off just getting an AU or EL motor from the wreckers IMO.
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Wrong guys, short motor is without a head.


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got one here in brissy, just rebuild the head on it, where abouts are you located? its just the block & head & rocker cover,

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Re: Exchange Motor

Soxx is on the money. a short motor has no head, timing chain timing guides, timing cover.
A long motor does not come with manifolds, water pump etc... (that would be a long motor with anccilaries)

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