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Old 03-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Quoted $1225 for a pull out and drop. Seems high...

So here's my situation:

I have a non-op SVT focus, due to bottom end issues. I found an engine to replace it and plan on learning the process slow and steady. But then, DMV sends me a Registration Renewal and this time, a smog test is required. So now I don't have time to learn, I just need to pull and drop it in and get it smogged.

So I've emailed 5 shops about the install and only one got back to me with a quoted price of $1225 @ $90 dph for 12.5 hours. That seems pretty high. Granted, they probably haven't worked on an SVT Focus before, but they have worked on 300Z and Evo's...

Is that price normal? Should I trust a dealership? Are they cheaper?


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Old 03-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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they offereing a warrenty for their work?
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ill charge you 500. really isnt that hard.
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Would you warrent your work, Pumpkin? :P You're like 5 hours away, though.

I did not ask, but I shoot them an email about it.
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jus fly me there and it will be free! lol
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hahaha, when I get a private jet, I'll let you know.
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WAY TOO HIGH...I just had my tranny dropped, pulled apart, new countershaft bearing installed (came all the way from Ford in Michigan), slapped back together and re-installed in my car with Ford Honey (I purchased from Ford) for a total of $550, its only like a 5 hour job to pull + replace a tranny in our cars as long as you are knowledgable
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I figured as much. I'll call a dealer.
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