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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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So I have been looking for a commander for a long time I finally purchased one a 2009 black on creme limited with all the options hemi quadra track which I was told was quadra drive but its too late now the first project was going to be a quadra drive conversion. 8 days after the purchase I drove down a muddy road and got 3 gallons of mud in the intake. I need to know what a reasonable amount of labor hours I should pay to have a remanufactured engine put in Ive been quoted 8-16 Hrs looking for something concrete I dont want to go to the shop saying 8 then later be charged 14.
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I'd budget 16 hours and hope they get it swapped out quicker than that. The wildcards in engine swaps are the things you find that are worn out and you should go ahead and replace while you've got everything torn apart - like engine mounts, exhaust manifold bolts, O2 sensors, etc. Most of the time those things aren't just sitting around the garage or shop and need to be picked up at the parts store or ordered and that chews up a day or two. Also be sure you have the proper coolant and the right quantity, distilled water, 7 quarts of oil, some assembly lube, etc.

If you can get the original engine out and inspect items like those above and get them ordered the new engine can go right in with little wasted time.

Too bad your XK didn't come with the QDII - kinda surprised it got the QTII given that it's a Hemi Limited...

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I didn't know this but starting with the new hemi in 2009 they made quadra drive an option unless you got the overland I got a quote of 4700 to instal a rebuilt engine for parts and labor seems like a good price to me I just want my lazy boy with a hemi back I only had it 8 days but I miss it so much. Thank you for the reply
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So I have been looking for a commander for a long time I finally purchased one a 2009 black on creme limited with all the options hemi quadra track which I was told was quadra drive but its too late now the first project was going to be a quadra drive conversion. 8 days after the purchase I drove down a muddy road and got 3 gallons of mud in the intake. I need to know what a reasonable amount of labor hours I should pay to have a remanufactured engine put in Ive been quoted 8-16 Hrs looking for something concrete I dont want to go to the shop saying 8 then later be charged 14.
Welcome to the forum Turtle;

Sorry about your unfortunate luck.

I think the price you were quoted is definitely reasonable - the only thing I would verify is what kind of warranty you are getting with the rebuilt engine.

I'll echo what Bob said and say plan on the over of 16 hrs labor and hope it gets completed sooner than that.


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The company is accurite and they said that it'll come with a 100,000 mile warranty and I'm going to make sure I get it on paper
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I got a 3 yr. 100,000 mile warranty on an inline 4.0 used it once water leak between the block and trans, they took it out and fixed it. The fine print i was talking about was that in order to keep the warranty in effect the owner had to pay 69.00 dollars a year for the duration of the warranty. Not much in the overall scheme but if you did not pay it your warranty was void.


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Turtle, sorry about what happened. Are u considering a snorkel or did your filter or part of ur intake fall off while driving through mud? Got me nervious.
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The company is accurite and they said that it'll come with a 100,000 mile warranty and I'm going to make sure I get it on paper
If they give you that warranty on paper Turtle, I'd definitely pull the trigger.


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I want to do a snorkel but haven't found any besides the one manufactured in Australia and I would like to find some input on someone who actully has one. Good news I paid to have motor torn down because insurance didn't want to cover it and now they are catastrophic engine damage due to flooding my baby is getting a heart transplant ?
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