2nd hand engine Jackaroo

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 18:45
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Hi all,
the engine of my 2.6 L petrol Jackaroo is buggered and my mechanic offered me a fully reconditioned engine for 3,200 - supplied and fitted. Has anybody got an idea if that is a good deal and where I could look for 2nd hand engines myself?
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Reply By: jeepthing - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 18:56

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 18:56
Have you thought about the wreckers? Sometimes you can pick up a near new low mileage engine from a vehicle that been in a write off..just a thought
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 18:59

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 18:59
Hi Kim, Isuzu or Jap wreckers. Need to be precise in model/year, engine and related exhaust mounts change as well as some accessories in the long run you may wish you had accepted the quote. The engine would be about $1500 so just be sure you are happy with your rig....the old saying...the cheapest car is the one you own ....silverback
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Reply By: madfisher - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 21:56
Out of curiosty how many ks has it done. I thought they were a chrome bore motor so a head recondition and rings and bearings should do it
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Ross NP - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:55

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 23:55
Hi Kim. I had an '88 model, bought with 185,000k's and sold to a wrecker with just over 400,000k's. This engine (4ZE1) seemed to have an issue with the head cracking between cylinder 2 & 3. I had the head reconditioned a couple of times and then in the end bought a brand new head (not Isuzu, Swedish made) after being told the metal had softened and was not able to be repaired. The same thing happened to a workmate's Jackaroo. Even the new head was not trouble free. When I sold it to the wrecker the first thing he looked for was signs of coolant leaking from between the head and the block on the exhaust manifold side. Sure enough the tell tale white residue was easy to see. He said it was hard to find one of these engines without the problem so beware if you decide to go second hand. A fully reconditioned engine may be a better option.
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Reply By: Bri - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 01:01

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 01:01
HI Kim
Go for it
a fewyears ago I ended up paying nearly $9000 to get my 1990 deisil up to scratch.
Make sure it is a firm quote ....and go ...go ...go
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Reply By: Kim345 - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:17

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:17
Thanks for all the information!
I got a few more quotes on used engines which weren't significantly cheaper than the one I had, so I decided to go for the fully reconditioned engine. By this I should be back on the road next week!
Pete, I don't exactly know how many ks it had done. The car itself had about 320,000 on the clock but apparently the engine had been exchanged previously. But who knows, never trust a car dealer...

Anyway, thanks for your advice!

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Follow Up By: Dunaruna - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:38

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:38
$3200 is a reasonable price if it includes sundries (hoses, rad cleanout, retension in 1000km etc etc etc).
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