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Engine swap labor cost

Gents: My 3.7 blew a head gasket. Jeep is in good condition with a ton of recently replaced parts (suspension, tires, brakes, etc.) Looks like I can pick up a salvage engine (70k miles) for around $1200. Any idea what the labor cost should be to swap them? Assessing whether to scrap this one and buy another - or do the swap.
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Gents: My 3.7 blew a head gasket. Jeep is in good condition with a ton of recently replaced parts (suspension, tires, brakes, etc.) Looks like I can pick up a salvage engine (70k miles) for around $1200. Any idea what the labor cost should be to swap them? Assessing whether to scrap this one and buy another - or do the swap.
Without me having your VIN number. And I don't want you to give it out on the internet.I can only give you a ballpark figure. The labor is going to be between 10 to 15 hours.
The difference in hours, is swapping parts from one engine to the other.
The other difference is labor rates differ around the country. I don't know what the labor rate is in the area you live in. But if you could find that out. You can figure out how much you're going to have to pay ballpark.
You really need to try to find a shop that will stay within that 10 to 15 hour range.
If someone tries to charge you more,don't pay it.

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Thanks spraygun! They get $85-$95 an hour up here - so probably looking at $1200 ish. Makes it a tough call. Sink $2500 or get another one with less overall mileage. This has 225k on it (tranny, axels - though no sign of any problems there).
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Without me having your VIN number. And I don't want you to give it out on the internet.I can only give you a ballpark figure. The labor is going to be between 10 to 15 hours.
The difference in hours, is swapping parts from one engine to the other.
The other difference is labor rates differ around the country. I don't know what the labor rate is in the area you live in. But if you could find that out. You can figure out how much you're going to have to pay ballpark.
You really need to try to find a shop that will stay within that 10 to 15 hour range.
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Itís not a bad DIY job if you have the tools. There a couple writeups with a few tips on the swap. I may have one here, or maybe another forum.

Youíll need to figure the cost of a few new things like spark plugs, filter, radiator fluid, some warranties require water pumps to be replaced.
You could call around to price the job out.

BTW you can source any 3.7 engine from any Christ product 2005-2012. I used one from a 2012 liberty, needed to swap passenger side exhaust manifold (EGR to none EGR ), oil pan, a couple of sensors and intake and throttle body.


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