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Unread 01-21-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Help me decide

OK here's the problem. I have a loud knock in my engine when it is cold and then gets a little quieter when it warms up, but is always there. It started as a tic over a year ago but has gotten worse as time goes by.

I am figureing about $1000 to have someone go into the engine and find out what's wrong and fix it if they can.

I have a place that was recommended to me for replacing the engine, cost about $2700. That is with some new parts, hoses, water pump, and a power steering hose. The rebuilt engine would have a 3 year unlimited milage warrenty. I will drive about 140,000 miles in three years.

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Unread 01-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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I would go with the new engine with the warrenty.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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I was kind of think the same thing because 140k is a lot of miles on an engine in 3 years and that warranty could be nice to have.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 01:36 PM   #4
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That's almost 50K a year, why so much?
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Unread 01-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #5
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That's almost 50K a year, why so much?
120 miles a day round trip to work 6 days a week, and that will increase to about 140 in a couple of months, 2-4 round trips to Oklahoma a year, taking the wife shopping on my day off. I change my oil avery 3000 miles and average about 25 days between oil changes.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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120 miles a day round trip to work 6 days a week, and that will increase to about 140 in a couple of months, 2-4 round trips to Oklahoma a year, taking the wife shopping on my day off. I change my oil avery 3000 miles and average about 25 days between oil changes.
First the motor, then the trans, then the rear axle, then the transfer case. Throw in a radiator and water pump, maybe a sensor just for kicks.

Take the $2700 and put it down on a Honda.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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HOW loud? Do you enough oil in there? I wouldn't replace the engine until you have to.
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Take the $2700 and put it down on a Honda.

Ouch. I'd push my Jeep before I drove a Honda.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #9
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I could be a case of a clogged lifter (HLA) to be honest. I'd be willing to be a kerosene flush would do wonders of course I can't diagnose things without hearing them.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #10
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Ouch. I'd push my Jeep before I drove a Honda.

Not I. Hondas are reliable little cars, and if I needed a daily driver to get 30 mpg, they'd certainly be on my list
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Unread 01-22-2008, 08:05 AM   #11
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Ouch. I'd push my Jeep before I drove a Honda.
I take the bus to work. My transfer point is right in front of a Tranco transmission shop. All GM, Ford, and Mopar in their parking lot.
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