Engine rebuild costs

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:03
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Hi All
I have been told that to rebuild any turbo diesel car would be around $10-15k, but I was wondering how much a 02 petrol landcruiser motor would cost to rebuild.
I ask because I am looking at buying either a 04-06 3 litre Patrol or a 02 4.5 landcruiser and putting it on gas. Looking at keeping this car for a long time so just trying to way up possible options.
Patrol scares me with the 3litre problems all ways brought up
Any advice apreciated
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:22

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:22
The cost is dependant on how much work you can do yourself, if you do all the work you can rebuild a 3litre patrol motor for $1K If you then replace the air flow meter for about $50 you will have a very reliable vehicle Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:01

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:01
However if you want to sleep soundly you will buy another make.


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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 07:51

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 07:51

Where can I get a MAF sensor for $50 as I would like a spare?

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Reply By: Madfisher - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:23

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:23
The petrol cruiser will last 2 to 3 times longer then the 3lt, no contest. I would think a rebuild for the 4.5 would be arround $5000 to $6000..
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:50

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:50
you dont really hear of rebuilds these days. Changeover motors used to be common with motors lasting 150-200k

besides the 3.0l patrol most modern motors seems to be good for 3-400k pluss and more for diesals
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Reply By: Robnicko - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:39

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:39
My 95 LC80 with the 4.5 just clocked 300K and still goes like new, I even think it is running better now. And it's been on LPG for 10years as well. Doesnt use any oil / coolant.

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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:24

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 08:24

After big overheating problems we recently had a rebuild on the 3F petrol engine in our Troopy. The rebuild involved reboring, oversize pistons, etc etc and cost about $3500. The cost of having the engine removed, replaced and replacing the external bits, waterpump, thermostat, etc was probably about another $2000. (Gave it a gearbox overhaul at the same time, so bit hard to seperate the engine costs from the gearbox costs.)

Lot of money, but we now have a very functional vehicle with excellent performance. Like any Troopy it lacks some of the comforts, but the rebuild cost was far less than replacement cost, and being an older simpler vehicle I have some chance of fixing it on the side of the track if the need ever arises.


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Follow Up By: AndyR - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:17

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:17
Hi John
Just wondered who you got to do your rebuild. Did it include any headwork.


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