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1966 GTO rebuilt 5k ago...took car in had a re-seal done which required removing engine. Picked car up drove <25 miles and cam went bad. Garage says"coincidence, I dont but that now wanting $4000.00 to repair engine....would you have an opinion please

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$4000 for a cam??? Get real. They aren't that hard to replace and don't cost that much. Advise: 1. Find a New shop to do the work. 2. Get the Haynes Manual on your vehicle and do it your self. This shop you took it to screwed up and they are giving you a price to blow you out the door because they know they screwed up. If they did the job correctly they checked the tolerances and scoped and turned the cam which would have prevented this from happening. But that is way too high for a cam. If you talking Crank then they may have a halfway correct price but since that can actually be replaced in that vehicle without pulling the motor I would find a new shop. New crank should run around $200-$300 depending on the type your installing. Another $200 to $300 for labor and your out the door. Since they just replaced all the seals and should have turned the crank and replaced the Connecting and Main bearings those should not be an issue. I hate to see people taken advantage of, you can replace this cam or crank yourself relatively cheap compared to what they are wanting. That shop is trying to take you to the cleaners because if there was any problem identified while they were doing the seals they should have told you. I would do a real hard check of that motor and double check their work because it sounds like you paid them to re-seal a motor and what they did was take it out, steam clean it and put it back in replacing only the valve cover gaskets if they had to, very old shady shop trick like putting saw dust in the transmission.

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