94 E350 engine/backend

engines
repair

#1

Hey…

Dad is handicapped, van is wheelchair lift ready. Need to get the engine replaced (something about a gasket keeps blowing out 2/2 overheating and spraying fluid everywhere). Ford dealership said $6000 to replace. Anyone have any ideas where to take the van to in Colorado for honest/fair eval (I saw thru quick internet search that rebuilt engine about $1800). Also, plow truck hit the rear and it needs a new backend/bumper, estimate for that (from a different place) was $5000. Gheesh. Mom & Dad don’t have that kind of money, but need this van. Any suggestions??? Thanks!


#2

What engine? How many miles on the van and how much will it be driven? What the heck does " …2/2 overheating and spraying fluid everywhere)." mean?

If this is a 4.6 L I would be looking to have a engine or long block installed from a salvage yard and stay away from rebuilds. The E350 seems like a very heavy van to be hauling around a couple of people and a wheelchair lift. What do most people use?