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Old 11-05-2002, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Reman/New/Used 258 long block???

Anyone know of a good place to pick up a long block? Preferably around the Sacramento area but I'll go further for the right price... Or, a good rebuild place?? I have an 82 CJ7 with over 200k on it. Runs pretty good, passes smog but the rear seal is gone and it blows oil all over the underside. I don't think it's gonna last much longer...
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I just ordered a reman 258 engine from Advance Auto Parts for about $1100 - the price was within $50 of having the machine work done and then gathering parts and assembling it myself.

I also ponied up an extra $99 for a 3 year/36K warranty.
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I dont think I've ever seen an AMC engine that didnt have a rear main seal leak. I say replace the seal and see how much more you can squeeze out of that engine.
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Thanks Cory. I looked them up and Advance is all east of the Mississippi. Maybe they have affiliates on the left coast somewhere. I'll check with some of the local parts places... We just went through this with a 72 Commando 304. Ended up costing more to rebuild the damn thing than a long block woulda cost me. Plus taking waaaay longer and NO warranty...


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I just ordered a reman 258 engine from Advance Auto Parts for about $1100 - the price was within $50 of having the machine work done and then gathering parts and assembling it myself.

I also ponied up an extra $99 for a 3 year/36K warranty.
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Old 11-05-2002, 08:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check the engine F/S section. There is one in Sacto that says it has low miles for like $100. May be worth a look!

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Thanks... I saw that but it would most likely need a rebuild too. After the 304, I'd really rather just do a new/reman longblock.



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Check the engine F/S section. There is one in Sacto that says it has low miles for like $100. May be worth a look!

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Thanks Cory. I looked them up and Advance is all east of the Mississippi. Maybe they have affiliates on the left coast somewhere. I'll check with some of the local parts places...
Autozone has reman engines too. And there's one in Folsom.
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Someone in the engine sale forums has a 258 that runs.

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Old 11-08-2002, 09:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Diablo Engines in Dublin CA has them for about $1100, w/ warranty. Parts and machine work will cost $1k if you do it yur-self...I just did it. The rear seal is a 2 piece, you can replace it by just dropping the pan.
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