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The engine block has gone and i need a new one. how much does one cost?

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Obviously a very big leak.

It isn't a good plan to allow oil to leak out until there is none left. Engines are costly, far more costly than oil and you are risking your engine by not checking the oil level and topping up as often as necessary.

The general area of such a large leak should be fairly obvious and in many cases the exact source of a major leak will be obvious.

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Loud knocking noise... They say it's half block and that we need a new one (bottom part of engine) and will cost around 4000.00 with tax (3000 km over warranty so not covered). We're in shock!

Doesn't sound right to me..Manifolds leak and crack, but the whole block...Only happens if there is extensive heat or freezing to crack a block. Something drastic had to happen to caused that type of damage. If it was freezing or extreme heat like driving with no coolant or overheated conditions. I could see it...Go to more than one mechanic. At that point you might as well get a whole new or manufactured engine with a warranty.

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87 honda accord overheated n brownishred liquid is leaking under hood passenger side.what could it be n about how much will the cost be?

the brownish red is probably rust out of the cooling system that has been boiled loose out of the motor and radiator. As to the cost you will need to have a compression test done to see it there is a head gasket gone or the head is warped. It will also show if there is piston/ring damage from the over heating of the engine. Next there is the possibility of a replacement radiator (blocked cores or tank and core damage). So calculate the cost of a possible engine replacement, the cost of a radiator and labour for your area

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I have a 2004 Gallardo (24,000) and one of the pistons has just gone and the one next to it is scored and has no compression. The rest of the engine appears ok, I live in south of England. Does anyone know...

Your engine would need to be disassembled and inspected to first make sure that your engine block is viable to be rebuilt and second to discern the actual damage that occured and to try and figure out what caused this in the first place to hopefully stop it from reoccuring in the future. If you have a cylider that has lost compression it is usually one of these things: a crack in the cylinder wall, a blown piston (usually the head) or the piston rings have blown out. I would suggest checking the cylinder walls to assess the damage ( they can be honed if they are not gouged) also check your main and connecting rod bearings (specifically if they are seized or show signs of excessive wear as this will tell that you may have a problem with oil circulating through your engine and that could have caused your engine failure. As to the cost it will be expensive as to a referral contact the manufacturer directly for there input to that matter. good luck

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How much does a new engine cost.?

It would depend on which engine you have and whether you need the complete engine, or just the long block. Look up Chevrolet Crate Motors on the internet. You should be able to get dealer prices on all their engines. You might look into rebuilt engines from local sources. Generally, rebuilt engines are only going to be long block assemblies. They will be a lot cheaper than a crate motor, but the warranty won't be as good. Personally, I would go for the new engines.

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Was told I need a new motor for my 1999 dodge durango, can you estimate how much it will cost?

There are several variables present here. First, are you replacing Just the engine short-block? or are you doing a Long-block? (Includes cylinder heads)
Then there is the question of if you want to replace it with a used engine or a remanufactured engine.
Depending on the shop performing the repairs, a used engine can cost less than half the cost of a remanufactured engine. ( The installer stuffs it into your vehicle pretty much the way it came from the salvage yard) or a used engine can cost almost the same as a remanufactured engine. (The installer strips the engine from the salvage yard and transfers all engine accessories, including intake manifold,exhaust manifolds, oil pan, sensors, etc. from your original engine. - this is the better way, but it adds labor costs)
Most used engines will have only a 90 day warranty. Some salvage yards will only give you 30 days.
Remanufactured engines vary from 12 months or 12,000 miles all the way to 3 years or 100,000 miles for the high-end ones like Jasper.
You need to determine what is important to you. Do you want it as cheap as possible? or do you need a good warranty on the thing after you have spent your hard-earned money on getting it replaced?
The actual price can vary by thousands of dollars. Your best bet is to get a reputable shop that does engine replacements to give you 3 estimates. (If they won't do 3 estimates, you probably don't want them working on your truck.)
When I do engine replacement estimates for my customers, I usually give them all the options. I will write-up an estimate based on a used engine, then I will write one based on a low-end remanufactured engine, then I will write another one based on a Jasper Engine. I make sure they understand the warranty differences of each option. Then I let the customer decide the coarse of action.

In my opinion, Jasper has the best warranty in the business. They put ALL of their engines on a dynomometer for testing before they leave their facilities. They are nation-wide, and I have never had any problems getting my customers taken care of in the event of a warranty claim - even when they were clear across the country on vacation/business when a problem occured. Jasper is the only remanufacturer that I am aware of that will pay the labor to repair the engine if it has a problem. You will, however, pay dearly for this warranty.
In any event, it is still cheaper than buying a new truck.

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