Rebuild old one or purchase different used car

  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • 130,000 MILES

Which is the more viable option: purchase a used motor for the pre-owned Focus that I currently own or invest in another very economical used car? All was well until I had the oil "topped-off" at a name brand oil chain shop. Shortly thereafter, (while driving)the engine went clankity clankity (very loudly) & immediately shut off. I was later told that:1)one of the cylinders may be damaged & 2)there is about 1 qt. Too much oil showing on the dipstick & water in the engine oil; also, I was told a new motor will be $1100-$1400+; is that about right? (Although I realize that there are no guarantees w/either decision, I'm on a (very limited) income and attempting to make the best possible decision.
Thanks guys.

Do you
have the same problem?
Friday, September 16th, 2011 AT 6:27 PM

1 Reply

  • 550 POSTS

That estimate seems a little low, but probably close. Make sure and get everything in writing including a detailed estimate of everything that they are doing.
Make sure you know what type of engine they are putting in (used, new, remanufactured, etc.)

Was this
Friday, September 16th, 2011 AT 9:35 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Related Engine Coolant In Oil Questions

Recommended articles