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Old 01-03-2003, 22:33   #1 (permalink)
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Price for reco engine??

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has had a reco engine fitted from a place like motafit or something like that, and if so how much did it cost ( I have an ED 1993 mpfi ), was it worth it , etc. etc.
Also what do they actually leave on, as far as your old stuff?
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Old 01-04-2003, 04:04   #2 (permalink)
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I have recently looked into this for my EA but opted for a second hand motor. Prices ranged from $1900 to $2500. The prices for the 3.9L and 4.0L were identical at most places. You have 2 options when buying a reco engine - a short motor or a long motor. A short motor is just the block and pistons etc. A long motor is a complete motor minus all the bolt on stuff (alternator, manifolds etc.) Prices vary accordingly.

I chose a second hand motor as it was the most affordable option. I can reco my old engine myself (read change rings/bearings) and have it as a spare ready to go in when the other dies. It is a far cheaper alternative than a new motor.
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Old 01-04-2003, 04:08   #3 (permalink)
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was that $2500 for the long motor and installation?
Possibly you're right about getting a second hand one from the trading post, only problem is the installation, not much good at that sort of thing....
If I knew how to do it confidently, I would definately go with the S/H engine..
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I thing it was around $2350 for a long motor (exchange) excluding instalation. I'd say you'd be up for around $500-$600 for installation. Putting a new motor in is easier than I thought it's be! It's nothing hard, more fiddly than anything. It's really just undoing everything and doing it back up. Take your time with it and make sure you have the right tools and you should be fine.
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Old 01-04-2003, 04:25   #5 (permalink)
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Cool , thanks for the reply mate..
The more I think about it, S/H is probably the go, saw a couple in todays Trading Post for less than a grand..
Maybe I'll convince the old man to come for a visit one weekend for some quality time with his son.. he knows how to do it LOL
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reco engine

When I first got my car i had the engine reco, and due to my lack of knowledge at that time I still ended up with a 3.9 cfi setup. I had a long engine done by HM/GEM engines and installed by my mechanic. It cost $2500 for the engine and installation, but to get the warranty on the new engine a few other things have to be done on the car which adds more $$$ eg: reco or new radiator had to be installed

If i was in that situation now though i probably would have looked around for an ef or el engine!!!!
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Old 01-04-2003, 04:50   #7 (permalink)
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Thats a point, would an EL engine bolt straight into my ED 4.0 mpfi car?
Surely that would be a better way to go wouldn't you say...
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The engine itself should bolt straight in, however the electrics and fan assembly are different that may cause problems.
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What do you mean by electrics? the ecu, or where all the wires connect up?
What about the ef engine any better??
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have to agree with blue predator as to warranty eg radiator,hoses etc more$$$$$ sorry meant to be reply to price for reco engine
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