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RDWD2010-08-08 20:02:00 +0000 #1
Alright all you expert mechanics I need some advice. My 02 Nissan Xterra 130K miles seized up due to a failure of the oil pump. Estimate for a new motor was $3000+/- installed. I still owe a little bit on it but hate to dump that kinda money into something thats only worth $3000-$4000 if it was running. I also don't have an extra vehicle so I need to do something quick, here are the options I'm considering

Option A: Get another vehicle and pay off the note on the Xterra.

Option B: Fix it and have way to much into it.

Option C: Get another vehicle and try to fix it by doing a rebuild then sell it.

Any other options or opinions are welcome so let me know what you think. Also check out the for sale section for a great deal on a brute.
wood butcher2010-08-08 20:16:31 +0000 #2
find a salvage yard and u can pick up a used motor for a couple hundred bucks and then swap them out
30backs2010-08-08 20:31:24 +0000 #3
man you live in the south when your eng breaks just do what everyone else does put a small block chevy in it .....lol

650Brute2010-08-08 20:22:45 +0000 #4
Woot Woot.

I was in a similar situation once, I had a small s10 pick up, same deal. I bought another truck, made the last few on the S10, peiced it out.
tumbleweed2010-08-08 21:02:40 +0000 #5
im with wood butcher get one from the junk yard for less than half of what you would pay for the rebuild .put in and sell it with a quickness ....then buy ya a f150
Masher2010-08-08 22:00:03 +0000 #6
RD hit them junk yards. You can find a motor to get by with on the cheap for real. Keep costs down by pulling it yourself.
RDWD2010-08-08 22:13:27 +0000 #7
I think that is the direction I am leaning, I'll start the search in the morning and keep you guys updated.
650Brute2010-08-08 20:57:02 +0000 #8
Let us know. Ida got a motor, I only had 2 payments left tho. I came out ok parting the S10 tho.
FABMAN2010-08-08 21:36:00 +0000 #9
Yep time to go junk yarding!! If your planing on selling after take your time and clean the heck out of it when its apart. It will help you sell it. Having a well maintained truck wink wink!! and don't forget to remove the paint marker the yard put on it!!
RDWD2010-08-08 22:37:16 +0000 #10
Well I found one for $850 thats alot better than where I started. Im still searching though. What should I expect to pay someone to swap em out?
Polaris4252010-08-08 23:56:01 +0000 #11

Originally Posted by RDWD

What should I expect to pay someone to swap em out?

I'll do it for $1000. Hahaha! J/K

Let me konw if you need some help. We can pick the motor up in the ranger if we need to.



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