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Old 10-14-2014, 02:43 PM   #21  
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1st builder who is out of business now charged $1800. The current shop where the car has been for 10 months is charging the same, but not sure if he is ever going to finish the replace part.
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The ALLDATA time for R&I engine is 17.1 hours. This includes transferring fuel & electrical items only.

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$1,600-$2,500 for engine removal and replacement is the rough going rate.
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not sure why it's so [email protected]#$% i just did it twice and it was the easiest motor swap i have ever done!!! by far!!!! all the bolts came out no problem exhaust seperated without the need for a torch after exhaust was out it was smooth going... just make sure to remember to support the torque tube when dropping the front cradle as i know someone that did it in pa. and forgot to pull the motor forward a little and seperate from the torque tube and he wound up cracking the transmission flange!!!!! costly VERY COSTLY mistake
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FYI future reference: Got appraisal for $1150 (23 hours @ $50/hour), but local GM dealer is more like $100/hour and estimated 17 hours. Mechanic, however, said he can usually do it in a day if everything goes smoothly.
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