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I have an 1985 supra but the engine blew. A piston shot a hole through it, apparantly it needs the whole nine yards to go again. My old mechanic (who only works on Celias and Supras) found a new engine with 80,000 miles on it (mine only had 125,000) for $1000, but he's in FL and I'm in Mass. Plus it would be $1200 for labor he says (which is way more than I have ever spent on a car even to buy it). Is it worth it to ship the car to FL from up here (around $700 is the best I can find for a nonop car) and then invest another $2200 into it for a new engine? Is that even a good deal for a "new" engine? I know that the Toyo dealer up here told me $5,000 and labor up here is much more expensive... The body is in good shape (it was garage-kept before I owned it) but the a/c doesn't work and the interior is a little worse for the years (though amazingly, everything else on it still works fine, including the alarm, which I set off about 20 times. I don't know much about cars, but I do really like this one, until the engine went it was the best car I have ever owned. Yet everyone seems to think putting a new engine in it is a waste of time (except, of course, my mechanic!) and money since it is 18 years old.
 

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try ASAP motors in Texas, they seem to have decent deals, my mechanic here usually charges about 500 to R&R a motor, 1200 would seem excessive for the job, but hey, I live in Arkansas.......
 

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couldn't have said it better, Norbie

I was thinking about a new engine and such... japan direct quoted me $795 usd plus shipping for a 6m with 30k miles on it.

just thought I'd let you know :wink:
 

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Norbie said:
A blown engine is a perfect excuse for an upgrade. 2JZ perhaps? ;)
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:shock: as much as i would agree with you norbie, but i dont think the this guy has as much knowledge and support as you have :wink:


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those prices sound like too much for a used engine. If i were you go with a 6MGE
 

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I really don't know much about cars. I called the place, told them what I had, they found a "replacement" for $1000 from a junkyard or some such. How does one go about "upgrading" their engine? Can I just order it online or something? And then, I suppose, have it delivered to the mechanic? It's times like these I wish I knew more about cars.
 

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I really don't know much about cars. I called the place, told them what I had, they found a "replacement" for $1000 from a junkyard or some such. How does one go about "upgrading" their engine? Can I just order it online or something? And then, I suppose, have it delivered to the mechanic?
Exactly. Contact Ray, he can work everything out for you. Your mechanic can just throw in the 6m in place of the 5m.

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