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Old 06-07-2014, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks! Anyone out in WI know a good mechanic? I want a second opinion on a good friend's car - 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid - apparently there was a massive oil leak, the buddy doesn't check his oil, and according to his mechanic "the crankshaft and was destroyed". I've asked my friend to send me a PDF of the estimate and story, but he's got about a $7000 repair bill. I've only been a used car manager for a year and never had to swap out an engine - not sure if the Escape Hybrid has that ultra common 4 cylinder or if it's a modified version to accommodate the secondary power source. Any suggestions this weekend (June 8) would be amazing. Edit: Apparently the car still drives, impressive with a destroyed crank shaft.
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MBella said Not sure if the engine is different, but $7k seams a bit steep. car-part.com shows Escape hybrid engines going in the $1k range. The labor should be no more than $2K. Figure $3.5-4k tops. Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. First quote was from an independent garage. The Ford dealer actually quoted lower - with a new engine. ($6500)
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Get a used motor or a rebuilt from a reliable source. *Most used engines are MaX $1200 with shipping back and forth (core). *But I was in the "shop" the other day and someone mentioned a source for $350 engines (used not rebuilt) for my Honda Civic but it only has 250,000 miles on it so its only half way there. *I would do an internet search and go for the best deal with the highest number of referrals, 4 or 5 star ONLY! *Make sure it has a warranty. *
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