Rebuilding an engine


#1

How much do you think it would cost to rebuild say a 91 3000GT SL 3.0 V6 engine minust the cost of taking it out and puting it back in?


#2

There is no way in the world of knowing this since labor rates vary so much, and most importantly, a shop’s idea of what constitutes an engine rebuild can mean a dozen different things.

Without an engine teardown, one does not know if the camshafts are shot, cylinder walls gouged and need resleeved, valve guides shot, along with a hundred other things.

A PROPER, by the book rebuild WILL be expensive no doubt about it; especially on this car.
If someone is talking a few thousand dollars then you’re getting a half-xxx rebuild.


#3

See what the price of a re-ring kit costs. The price of the camshaft(s) the price of the main bearingsand add $600 to that. It may come to more money as some engines require more work. Then a head may be cracked or warped on so old a car so plan on getting a remanufactured engine. Then the chances of it running for a while get much better. Maybe the cost of a rebuilt is nearly the same as a reman.


#4

More than the car is worth, that’s for sure. Why not install a used (salvage yard) engine? Don’t re-build, re-cycle!