2000 GMC Jimmy Engine Rebuild

Tiny
LRONHAAR
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  • 2000 GMC JIMMY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 69,000 MILES
What is a reasonable cost to install a rebuilt engine, long block or short block? I need to decide if either option is worthwhile for a vehicle this old.
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 2:36 PM

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Tiny
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I'm showing labor to be 19 to 22 hours depending on if you have all the add ons like and oil cooler, and cruise control.

Around here, $95 is a common labor rate
so that would be 1800 to 2100 in labor.

Then you have to figure in the cost of the engine and extras like antifreeze, oil, belts, mounts.

And PS, your comment about your 2000 being old.
My NEWEST car was made in 1985.

I hope this helps.
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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i didn't price the engine for a reason. Prices range wildly depending on who did the re-manufacturing, you could even buy a new crate engine from GM. The cheapest route would probably be to have your engine rebuilt by a machine shop.

I looked up the time for a long block, because a short block is only half of a rebuilt engine. A short block doesn't include heads. And you didn't indicate what part of the engine failed.

And speaking of a failed part. It would be unusual for engine to need to be completely rebuilt with only 70,000 miles on it.
What is the repair shop saying is the problem?
And don't let them say, "the engine is blown."
Get a technical answer.
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Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM

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