Cost to have a mechanic remove and install an engine??
I have a 315W 5.8 with 170,000 miles on it. I plan on restoring my 89 Eddie Bauer and am currently contiplating swapping the engine with a rebuilt 351 W. The rebuilt comes with all NEW interior parts, such as, pistons, rings, lifters, crankshaft, oil pan, water pump etc. The cost of the rebuilt is $1200.
My question is, does any one have any idea what a mechanic would charge to remove and install one of the beasts? Has any one ever done this with a mechanic before? I would do it myself but honestly dont have the time.
What are the pros and cons of having a mechanic do it for me?
I figure on at least $400, but probably more. I don't know if you're planning on the long block or the short block. Even if it's the long block there's removel, transfer of parts, install, fire-up and tune.
Got my rebuild done by a mechanic for about $1700. This included the block, mild cam upgrade, install, and new exhaust (including cat) all the way back. Took a little shopping around to make it happen, but it did and it runs great now.