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09-02-2008, 07:20 PM
i was wonding if about 500bucks is worth a motor swap for my 99 gagt?

09-02-2008, 07:47 PM
id say yes if that was for the motor and labor

09-02-2008, 07:50 PM
OT, im not quite sure what the question is.

09-03-2008, 09:26 AM
Size of engine - is that just labor and misc parts/oils?

09-03-2008, 11:24 AM
think he may be saying he needs a repair and it cost 500 bucks.
and do you think he should just go ahead and swap out motors.
if thats the case if u can get a low millage for the same or less and can do the work youself go for it.

09-05-2008, 08:19 AM
yes its 500 labor and fluids i got a used motor with 1yr warranty

09-06-2008, 07:15 PM
doesn't sound that bad of a deal to me.
Do they know how many miles are on the new motor?

Considering a LIM repair at a shop goes for 700+... I don't see that being bad at all for a swap.

09-16-2008, 06:02 AM
they told me it has roughly about 80k on the motor

09-16-2008, 06:47 PM
Is your new motor complete? If so, is there anyway of telling if the LIM has been changed in it's lifetime... may be a thing to consider doing before dropping it in.

09-27-2008, 08:05 PM
it has ben changed they take everything off and put new gaskets in before they sell there motors

gagt Mechanic
09-27-2008, 10:37 PM
national standard time to remove and replace motor, about 12hr. my shops labor rate $99 an hour. no mater what, $500 good deal if motor has a warrenty