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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser Base 4dr 4WD (GS)

2001 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Four Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle
13 mpg city / 16 mpg hwy
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January 20, 2010, 12:09 pm

Trey F

Question: What should a new engine cost (installed)?

I broke a #6 Rod. Mechanic says engine was full of oil and spotless. No known reason for Rod to break.

I am trying to find out how much new engine should cost. I am asked if I want a "short block" Quotes are all over the board because some include all the different connecting parts. I assume that since he says the rest of the engine looked great, there should not be too many "other parts" that need replacement.

How much should a new engine cost me here?

Is there a market for a "good"97 landcruiser with no engine? Supposedly this is a cult classic. I was offered $700, but I just spent almost 1000 on tires 3 months ago. What would you do with it?

January 21, 2010, 9:28 pm

Ron W
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A short bock is the bottom half of the engine (pistons, crank and block) a long block has everything a short block has plus the top end of the engine (head, valves, cams). If you lost a piston, then a short block may be an option. At 156K miles, I would recommend the whole engine (long block) be replaced.

As for cost, your probably in the $3000 range with parts and labor. If it was mine, I'd probably put a used motor in it as the resale of any vehicle with over 100K miles is pretty weak. You might get $1000 for it the way it is, but you'd have to find the person who would want it. The used option will bring your cost down to probably half of what a new engine installed costs.

The car's not worth $3K, but might be worth putting $1500 into it to get a few more years out of it..

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