Think i need a new engine and need recommendations

Scott Sanders

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One thing wrong about that article. Mechanics don't track the time they spend working on an engine or anything else on your vehicle. They use a book that has the time for each job listed in it. If the book calls for 4 hours labor, they are going to charge you four hours, even if they can do it in fifteen minutes.
And if the book calls for 4 hours and it takes 7, they have to charge for 4?
 

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One thing wrong about that article. Mechanics don't track the time they spend working on an engine or anything else on your vehicle. They use a book that has the time for each job listed in it. If the book calls for 4 hours labor, they are going to charge you four hours, even if they can do it in fifteen minutes.
That is true, but that does show a starting point at least. If there is other related items that need to be taken care of at that time as well, that are not covered under the engine swap portion, there could be additional charges. Was not intended to be the be all/end all answer anyway, just for reference for the OP.
 

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Like New York State, I didn't think anything was legal in California.;)

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That's true. New York state might not even be legal in California. :baby:
 

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I second the notion go with the Jasper reman. Those have addressed/fixed the common issues like lifter/valve seats/head gasket/piston ring/valves/crankshafts, etc. Go for the reliability.
 

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Mine started a cylinder misfiring or something last week. I put it in the shop at my local dealership and they say there is metal in the engine oil, so I need to replace the engine. FOR $13,000!! It is a 2015 RAM, 5.7L Hemi, Loaded, with 120K miles. I love this truck, so I am hoping for some better options.
What are your thoughts?
 

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Mine started a cylinder misfiring or something last week. I put it in the shop at my local dealership and they say there is metal in the engine oil, so I need to replace the engine. FOR $13,000!! It is a 2015 RAM, 5.7L Hemi, Loaded, with 120K miles. I love this truck, so I am hoping for some better options.
What are your thoughts?
I have a problem with a shop if they find metal in the oil and the first thing they say is that the engine needs to be replaced. If they didn't tell you what failed and give you some real options... rebuild, used, refurbished and new prices, they are hard to trust in my book... ... I trust no mechanics here. None have earned that trust.
 

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Mine started a cylinder misfiring or something last week. I put it in the shop at my local dealership and they say there is metal in the engine oil, so I need to replace the engine. FOR $13,000!! It is a 2015 RAM, 5.7L Hemi, Loaded, with 120K miles. I love this truck, so I am hoping for some better options.
What are your thoughts?
You can do better. I looked at the paperwork for mine and it came to after taxes $10,000 for a Jasper Remanufactured Engine. Find a local authorized installer. https://www.jasperengines.com/find-an-installer
 
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