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Hey guys, just wanted to know if $3500 was a good price on getting a new engine put in the cut. I talked to my mechanic today and he said he wouldn't do a valve job (cars smoking a lot) on it cause it would make the bottom mess up being so old. Was thinking 'bout saying F-it and just throw a 350 in there. What do you guys think?
 

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You Live to far.
 

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find a 350 rocket olds and go thru it top to bottom
 

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I probley sound like an idiot, but i dunno what you mean? :confused: :confused:
 

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Did he say why the cars burning oil? Wouldn't do a valve job because it'll mess up what, piston rings?? Sounds a little off to me. I'll bet it's bad valve seals, possibly worn rings. Either way, i'd rebuild with performance parts or have it done. $3500 sounds high for a stock replacement engine. Brand new engine or re-man for $3500?
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Aug 20 2005, 07:14 PM~3662842
Did he say why the cars burning oil?  Wouldn't do a valve job because it'll mess up what, piston rings??  Sounds a little off to me.  I'll bet it's bad valve seals, possibly worn rings.  Either way, i'd rebuild with performance parts or have it done.  $3500 sounds high for a stock replacement engine.  Brand new engine or re-man for $3500?
plus labor
 

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Originally posted by cashmoneyspeed@Aug 20 2005, 05:14 PM~3662842
Did he say why the cars burning oil?  Wouldn't do a valve job because it'll mess up what, piston rings??  Sounds a little off to me.  I'll bet it's bad valve seals, possibly worn rings.  Either way, i'd rebuild with performance parts or have it done.  $3500 sounds high for a stock replacement engine.  Brand new engine or re-man for $3500?
thats including labor...
 

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Around here in a older RWD car like that it would cost you around 1800, and thats with a GM Goodwrench engine
 

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Mechanic hasn't had a chance to actually look at the car yet. I haven't had a chance to take it to him. Just called and asked him over the phone. And yes hat is including labor. I don't know why the car is burning oil. Thinking either head gasket or valves. I don't know a great deal about cars. If it could be anything else let me know.
 

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Originally posted by TWisM85CUT@Aug 21 2005, 06:29 PM~3666573
Mechanic hasn't had a chance to actually look at the car yet. I haven't had a chance to take it to him. Just called and asked him over the phone. And yes hat is including labor. I don't know why the car is burning oil. Thinking either head gasket or valves. I don't know a great deal about cars. If it could be anything else let me know.


if its burning oil its most likley the rings or valves.

3500 seems alot. I would price around and see if you can get it done cheaper.
 

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Originally posted by concrete@Aug 21 2005, 09:53 PM~3666686
if its burning oil its most likley the rings or valves.

3500 seems alot. I would price around and see if you can get it done cheaper.
even if that fool flys me in, and pays me a 1000 bucks, ill get it done for half that. :biggrin:
 

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I'm am gonna look around. I just called him cause he has done a lot of work for me and most of my family and I trust him. But I don't know if my dad ever paid him for the last job he did so that bridge might be burned. I am going to go up to the 350 though. Have a lil more power.
 

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gimme 3500 and ill get u another cutty
 

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:roflmao:
 

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Can someone tell me what the hell TTT is or means??
 

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Oh, Alright
 

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damn dude... 3500 is to much... i just got my 85 cutlass running.. i put a goodwrench 350 in it... if you want to do it yourself.. ill let you know what you need
 

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I get really iffy on doing something like that. It is my daily. And I don't have the know how to be doing all that. How easy is it??
 
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