Car with a blown engine-easy fix?

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    Car with a blown engine-easy fix?

    I was looking around on craigslist and I found a car that I liked at a great price but (catch) its got a blown engine. I dont know much about blown engines and what goes wrong when they accure but was hopeing some one does and could tell me what kinda work I'd be looking at. Also Would I need to drop in a whole new engine or can the blown one be fixed to normal?? if I had a mechanic do the work how much would it cost?? is it even worth the time. all replys will be appreciated. thanx
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    Re: Car with a blown engine-easy fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by suburbanfoo
    I was looking around on craigslist and I found a car that I liked at a great price but (catch) its got a blown engine. I dont know much about blown engines and what goes wrong when they accure but was hopeing some one does and could tell me what kinda work I'd be looking at. Also Would I need to drop in a whole new engine or can the blown one be fixed to normal?? if I had a mechanic do the work how much would it cost?? is it even worth the time. all replys will be appreciated. thanx
    A used engine would be most likely less expensive than a rebuild, depends on the age of the car, what engine, whats wrong with it. Last engine I messed with wound up costing $1100 to rebuild ( timing gear came apart and we fixed the upper end first then it trashed a crank bearing a couple months later) and I could have bought an engine with 40-80k miles for $500 or less to put in a car that had over 150,000 miles on it.

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    Re: Car with a blown engine-easy fix?

    It all depends on what the seller means by a "blown engine".

    I bought a T-Bird a few years ago; the seller thought the engine was dying because it burned a little bit of oil and had a "check engine" light. It turned out to be nothing more than a bad PCV valve and O2 sensor. I fixed both for about 60 bucks. When I sold it 35k miles later, the engine was still running perfectly.

    On the other end of the spectrum, a "blown engine" could just as easily mean there's a piston dangling out of a giant hole in the block. Get some more information from the seller and let us know what they say, then we might be able to help you out more.

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