1996 Toyota Landcruiser 1996 Toyota Landcruiser value

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
My Landcruiser blew a head gasket and my mechanic told me that the car needs a new engine. He's showing interest in buying it because he found a used engine to put in it. The car was garage kept, so there's no rust, a few little scratches and dings. The engine only had 72k miles on it. I just put 4 new tires on it, has runners, grille guard, moon roof, roof rack and CD player. Since the engine is dead, how much is the car worth. He's offering $500-$1000 for it. Is it worth more than that?
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

I think your mechanic is trying to take advantage of you, a blown head gasket is not normally a new engine, this can be repaired fairly easily, and the car would be worth a lot more even with a faulty head, I would go get a quote from another work shop to do the head, then make your mind up what you want to do.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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What if with the Head Gasket blown, a considerable amount of fluid gets into the engine to render some cylinders from working. I believe the V6 was running on 4 cylinders.
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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The bottom end will be unaffected by this, the heads are repairable, but its your decision, if it was mine I would be getting the heads done, I do them regularly on may makes and models in my business, its no big deal, but it's your car, I can only advise.

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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How much would something like that cost me?
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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I will work out an average and post it soon.

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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Had my LandCruiser head gasket done for 800-900.00 dollars. Get oem parts and replace all the hoses. Go to Ih8mud. Com and look for head gasket repair.
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Further To the last post, do not use any magic fix it in a can, these so called fixes can do more harm than good.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 3:49 AM

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