So my in-laws decided to get a 2001 Ford f250 with the v8. They need a truck to transport to and from home depot and such and also have a plow for plowing snow up in big bear area. Its the extended cab with the suicide rear doors. has the bench seats up front, and is 4x4.
They had some engine trouble, and had some head work, with new head gaskets and some other things done. Then as the mechanic went to start it, it ran for about a min, then it seized. THey are in the process of pulling the motor.
I already called sunrise and for a remanufactured long block for the v8, its $2800. Mechanic wants to charge 22 hours of labor for the replacement.
Here are my questions
1) If they decide to not fix the motor, what can they sell just the truck with no motor for ? Bed is beat up from previous owner throwing stuff in there. has manual 4x4 shifter on the floor. Bench seat.
2) Does anyone know of a place with a used v8 motor to swap in?
3) Does anyone know a shop that can do the work for cheap?