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Old 03-10-2009, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best place to pick up used motors

Doing some shopping for a 4.0 97 or newer to swap out my 4 banger and keep street legal. Anyone have a good suggestion where to pick up used motors other than the junk yard...just looking for some options.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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craigslist, ebay, truck trader...?
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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www.car-part.com nation wide junkyard search just enter what you are looking for and it will show closest junkyard.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pick up a junker throw on rings new bearings gaskets timing chain oil pump water pump ect, be cheaper than new and more dependable then a pull out of a junker
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not sure where you are, But have a 5.7 V8 vortec fastburn out of 01 escalade with 4l60-E sitting around doing a whole lot of nothing (with computer in the truck)


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Old 03-12-2009, 10:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Located out in CA. that would be a nice motor to have, but I wouldn't be able to keep it smog legal. CA has some pretty stiff rules when it comes to motor swaps. Have been shopping for a beater with a 4.0 or just deciding to just pull it off the street all together and put a V8 in it.
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If you are in the market for a motor, I would ditch the 4.0 and swap in a v-8. Best thing I ever did!
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was going to ask first off why 97 or newer?From personal experience,a 96 4.0 HO has more power and gets better mileage than a 97-00 4.0.But then I see,CA.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you can swap in whatever you want as long as you keep all the smog shit on the engine. and the engine is newer than the vehicle. (and get it signed off by smog reff)
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