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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well...

It's official. My Commander has dropped a valve and destroyed the piston and cylinder #3. Was quoted around $8700 for a new motor and install. Not worth it to me, so I'm moving on. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet, hopefully I can find someone to take it off my hands for a few dollars.

It was a decent ride while it lasted...


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 06:51 PM
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Sorry to hear that, @MrFisher . $8700 seems high. You should check around.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 07:30 PM
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Oh wow that's terrible, @MrFisher . $8700 does seem high, but that would depend on whether it's a crate engine and other factors.


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Happened to me a few years back at 189k. Replaced for a little over 5 k. Going strong at 229k.


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Well...

It's official. My Commander has dropped a valve and destroyed the piston and cylinder #3. Was quoted around $8700 for a new motor and install. Not worth it to me, so I'm moving on. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet, hopefully I can find someone to take it off my hands for a few dollars.

It was a decent ride while it lasted...

That's bad news indeed; I can understand you wanting to move on;

That being said, I'm pretty confident you could have a new motor for around $7,000.00 and then you'd be set for quite a while. Usually if you buy the motor and have it installed at the same shop you bought it from, you'll typically get a break on the price of the labor.

Whoever quoted you $8,700.00 sure wasn't doing you any favors.

In any event, best of luck with whatever direction you decide to go.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 04:06 PM
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I might be looking for an engine to play with in the near future.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 04:00 AM
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I was quated only $4500 from Jasper for a reman 5.7 and in the high end you should expect 1,500 for labor most quotes were closer to 500 I would shop around or if you have access to tools and knowledge tackle the swap yourself
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I might be looking for an engine to play with in the near future.

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I'm in WA, near Seattle.



The estimate did seem high, and it was a new engine, from Jasper I believe. I'll hang on to it for a little while, see what I can find. It would be nice to keep for a travel/off-road rig. Having that much space to fill with gear and knowing it's a fairly capable 4-wheeler is something I'll miss...
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