I'm thinking of purchasing an FJ60 that needs a complete rebuild. Closest reputable shop quoted me $5,100 to rebuild + $1,500 labor. I'd really appreciate some feedback on that pricing. For that amount, I'd almost rather step up to a LS3 swap.
Agreed.... I was able to rebuild my top end with all OEM Toyota parts from Onur, including a new water pump, and even with machining work it cost me right around $1k. I did all the labor myself, not overly complicated, but well worth it.5100 with labor MAYBE...5100 AND labor? using all toyota pieces? maybe...but then, I'd really be looking hard at a diesel swap...I paid 34 for a 2f not using toyota stuff. engine was brought in to the shop by itself, and picked up complete.
I would second this. If you are able to do the work yourself, it will save you a ton of money and it's a good experience, plenty of information to do everything yourself. For most people, it comes down to time. If you are going to send that money, look into buying one already done or diesel.Agreed.... I was able to rebuild my top end with all OEM Toyota parts from Onur, including a new water pump, and even with machining work it cost me right around $1k. I did all the labor myself, not overly complicated, but well worth it.
Just to re-iterate how much of a premium TLC4x4 charges (whether it be on their labor or their vehicle inventory), check out the price tag of this FJ62 they just listed:The top dog shop that rebuilds 2Fs in Los Angeles for TLC4X4 quoted me 7K for a complete rebuild including head, manifold, block, all Toyota parts, everything replaced, cam reground, the whole works. AAA workmanship. They don't mess around. But 7K is a steep price to pay. It's a place where Jay Leno would have an engine get rebuilt. This shop also does machine work for Toyota dealerships. So maybe you get what you pay for. I didn't get my engine rebuilt, as much as I wanted to, since it's still running fine enough and 7K was too much for me.
Fair question. Engine is seized. Previous owner drove it with little to no oil.Just wondering, why do you think you need a "complete rebuild"? Have you done a compression test on it or other diagnosis on the engine?
Or another option would be to find a good running motor and swap it in.
I am pretty good mechanically but I don't have a proper space to do the work. I also travel a lot for work. For me, its more about time than moneySo the price includes a used engine, a rebuild of the newly acquired used engine, and installation?
Here's an fully dressed 2F that recently sold (but looks like may be on the market again) for $1,500. Just needs to be installed. To get a good deal, you'll have to do some research and see what's out there. I'm assuming doing the work yourself is out of the question?
So if money is less of a deal than time then why not look to have it shipped to someone like ACC and have a pro group that specializes in Land Cruisers do the work. Not to bash your shop but at that price you should be doing something major other than rebuild. Check out the vendor forum and find one that is near you, spend the extra money to have it shipped to an extremely knowledgeable shop and be done with it.
Time to seek a second opinion. Not all shops are equal (as seen with the TLC4x4 shop and the work they do). So you may be able to save some money by going with another well known shop that is not as close and shipping it to them.That's a good idea (ship it out). Unfortunately, the shop I went to is on this forum