- Jan 6, 2012
Time for a 5.3ls motor
This is a great analogy. I'm a bit of a purist myself. I've desmogged my cruiser, but I'm keeping it stock. If the motor does go someday, I'll be looking for a 2F replacement. If I really was looking for performance and fuel economy, I'd be driving a more contemporary truck.but then.....
Is a Rolex watch a Rolex if it has a swapped in satellite linked atomic clock calibrated Casio movement?
Perhaps issues such as these are more suitable for Aristotle
For reference:I just checked out an '87 FJ60 this weekend that had a complete engine overhaul in 2013 from a very reputable shop in the greater Denver area (couldn't remember the name) and out the door he paid around $5700.
I would reference other users who actually did these rebuilds, like @FishTown added above - great reference by the way.
I bought a wrecked '85 that had a factory replacement block cast in '88. The head is off of an '87.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.