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post #1 of 33 Old 03-23-2005, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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$$ spent on cams and gasket

I went to a engine builders yesterday and he said that he would charge me $800 to pull the motor, degree the cams, and put the head gasket on. That seems to be alot of money. I thought yall said it would be like $350. Any help would be appreciated. Crispin, where do you live in Florida. I could bring my motor to your guy.
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I was quoted 700-800 that is why I did it myself. See if bringing them the motor will make a difference. Honestly ifyou brought them the motor I can't see it taking more than 3-5 hours for a professional to do. I could do it in under 5 hours now!
5x70= $350
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how hard was it to pull the motor. How long did that take to pull and put back
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BN has over 30 hours invested in his!

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LOL u fuggers are crazy!
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32 hrs is alotta damn time. Kudos to BN for having the cajones to do it.
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32 hrs is alotta damn time. Kudos to BN for having the cajones to do it.


Sometimes its worth working a little OT on a weekend and let someone else worry about, afraid I'll F-it up and who else to be pissed off at but myself

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Sometimes its worth working a little OT on a weekend and let someone else worry about
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My work does not offer OT and I've told Dustin that I would rather spend that money else where...AND most importantly TV was all reruns the past two weeks so I didn't miss anything except cooking and cleaning the house...it is filthy now.

Getting ready to remove the engine 5.5 hours (labeling everything but most connectors can only go together 1 way or have the same # of wires so you coud rush and use chapter 17 in the manual if you want) (time to let fluids drain and find a place to store all the crap without tripping over it) reinstall I'd say 7 hours for the first time...that damn rubber heat shield will piss you off to no end before all is said and done. I have the how up up now and will add the dimensions of the steel plate for the degreeing and the wooden engine stand when I have a chance.

THE TIME FLIES BY and you dont know how much has went by, I didn't even eat most nights I was so involved. Then you get done and are so anxious to see if it will start.


Edit again: Most of the time is used up getting those darn connectors apart, some just wont budge and I used a screw driver to push down on the little lip to get them to slide apart.

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how hard was it to pull the motor. How long did that take to pull and put back
South Florida, a little far from you.

My guy charged me $450 to have the motor completly pulled apart including the transmission, put in the new head gasket, and degree the cams.

ya ya ya...
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