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Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild
It is not just the cost of the engine alone you need to think about. If you went with a diesel you would have to overhaul your fuel system too.
For the price you have been quoted I'd call Moyer and get their price on a trade in for a rebuilt engine. I'm pretty sure it is about the same $6K.
You can find used A4 engines available that may be in better shape than your old one. You should not have to spend more than $2.5K for a used A4 in working order. With used engines though it is difficult to see how far gone the internals are unless you tear it down.
How handy are you with a wrench? You can cut the costs a lot if you can do much of the work yourself.
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