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Anyone know engines? I need help with a price.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RichJ, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. RichJ

    RichJ

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    I have a 5.0 V8 out of a '98 Explorer that I need to sell but I have no idea how much I could get for it. It has 125K miles on it but I have the complete service history (receipts ect.) of the vehicle and all the fluids have been changed according to the service manual.

    No smoke, no knocks, no sticky lifters etc. Purrs like a kitten and I would consider it tip-top for the mileage it has on it.

    What's a good price to list it for? Thanks.

    ETA: I'm looking for a fair price, not necessarily top dollar.
     
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  2. jakebrake

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  3. RichJ

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    Just the engine. Not BB value of the vehicle.
     
  4. RenoF250

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    That is hard to say. The answer is sort of whatever you can get for it. You could call a junkyard and see what they would charge for it. If it is in the vehicle and running it is worth much more. If it is out it is probably worth slightly less than the junkyard price.
     
  5. RichJ

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    It's in the vehicle and runs but it was rolled over and the roof is smashed with body damage (totaled). There was no damage to the drive train or other components.
     
  6. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Honestly I would not consider a 125K motor anything but a core for a rebuild. I DEFINITELY wouldn't install it in my vehicle without going through it completely. Given that, I'd say a couple hundred tops.
     
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    Pfft. The average engine installed in a vehicle of that vintage used will have 100k or a little more on it. Thats normal, and certainly not something you would rebuild.

    To the OP, if you really want to know what its worth, as far as to a business like mine, check this website out:

    www.car-part.com

    enter the info and see what they are selling for in your area. I use that website several times a week when looking for used engines and trans, and all kinds of other parts in my shop.
     
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    $500 since it won't come with a warranty and most people will have to pay to have it installed.
     
  10. happy seal

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    He's right, 200 to 400 hundred are tops you'll get!
     
  11. kahoys

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    Like most wrecking yards, they will charge more than you might get, you might even try and sell it whole truck and all.
     
  12. Gonzoso

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    500 bucks or so.

    My buddy and I have cruised the junkyards looking for that exact motor, the intake fits mustang 5.0's. We've pulled some here and there, bought them for 50$, sandblasted, painted, and sold for a 200-300 on craigslist.
     
  13. SPIN2010

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    Use it as a core to Jasper, then sell the Jasper IMHO.
     
  14. sandlapper1670

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    I believe the explorer had different heads than the other 5.0s. Those are sought after by performance enthusiasts. I'd put it on craigslist for $750- $800 and take the first $500 that came my way
     
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    I would say $500 would be reasonable. All depends on how long you are willing to wait though.
     
  16. wct097

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    I'd agree. If the engine is still in the vehicle and the buyer can hear & observe it run, you may get a little more. If it's already out, $400 would be what I'd offer, assuming I could turn it over by hand.

    Also keep in mind that if it was running upside down, then it could have internal damage.
     
  17. RC-RAMIE

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    Sell the heads seperate if you have to should be worth about the same as the block. That motor used GT40P heads which are a popular swap for E7 heads on 5.0 mustang.

    ETA there is a heads and intake setup on ebay right now for $449 go to ebay and search GT40P should point you in the right direction, but i would part it out head intake seperate from block.


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