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Old 04-05-2014, 04:18 PM
yamabu yamabu is offline
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Default Engine swap time

2003 ranger 2.3l dohc.. probably frozen main bearing (flywheel wont turn) .. looking to get out of it in cheapest way, which is probably engine swap

How many hours to swap engine? I can do the work, but never done on ranger.

What is the cheapest/best engine to put in for resale? Go with certified rebuild or used engine?

I got screwed on the truck --less than year old --found out it was probably wrecked... nice off-road suspension "trophy truck" but I want out of it...

looking for best way to get some $$

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Engine swap time

Probably a used engine from a u pull it yard,around here about $300,one already out $500 but seen them go for a $1000 at some main yards..If you have a motor puller and tools and some experience,maybe a saturday or weekend to change.If it was wrecked bad enough to be insurance related,you can search out the VIN and see if it was fixed right
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:06 AM
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thanks... What is best/most popular engine for resale? 2003 MT, lifted, off-road suspension
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: Engine swap time

I too got screwed on my truck, had a bad frame and bad engine. Repaired the frame, then replaced the engine. Got an engine plopped into the back of my F250 with a forklift, ready to go for $300 even from a junkyard. Beware, I got a bad engine. Don't get anything without some type of guarantee at least.
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