Originally Posted by RoyR
Thanks for the info, the local shop wants $4500 for a re manufactured engine and the install...that's more than what I willing to spend, will continue the search. May even end up doing it myself...
You're very welcome!
I am not an expert on engines and transmission, but I did look into getting mine swapped before, because I'd like to get a L67 swapped in place of my L36, of course I'd need the engine, pcm
, and transmission , for 4,500 I bet I could come close to getting all that done, especially if I had the ability/know-how to get it done.
You do not have a supercharger do you?
If not then you have an L36 motor, and if you do not want to put a lot more money into it then I'm sure you could find an L36 from Morad Parts, check this link if you have an L36/non SC'd motor.
items in Morad Parts Company co. Ed Morad 3.8 3800 L67 L36 L32 L26 store on eBay!
899.00 plus shipping for a used 87k motor, I am sure the freight shipping is not too bad.
If you are doing it yourself I'd put a multi-meter set to Ohms on the LIM gasket, if it reads O.L then I'd consider doing a UIM/LIM job, and replace that old LIM gasket with the Fel-Pro aluminum lower intake gasket, also I'd put the redesigned UIM from IneedParts in, it comes with a rib/reinforced plenum, steel bushing in where the EGR stove pipe goes into throttle body, as well as gives you the reduced diameter EGR Stove Pipe.
Doing that should keep you from possibly having a catastrophic failure over the next 20-50k miles.
You can get all the parts and fluids you will need for the UIM/LIM job for around 200.00 to 250.00, doing it for what sounds like a very nice car would be worth the piece of mind in my opinion.
I say this because I bought my 96' Naturally Aspirated Park Ave from an elderly family member in 2000 when it had 27k miles on it, and it was always maintained by them at a dealership, that is why I went as far as to replace my UIM/LIM gasket, and that is why I suggest it.
Doing that with a motor out of the engine should be a lot easier to have to do once you put it in, if you get a used motor and want to do this I can find info, and even a video to help you out.