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Old 05-21-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Engine swap cost

I may be purchasing a rebuilt motor for my 2000 base Boxster. The rebuild comes with a new water pump and oil cooler, the rest has to be transferred from old to new + fluids. What should I expect to pay to install this motor? Was just given a rough estimate of $2500. Does that seem in the ballpark?
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:00 AM   #2
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I think this depends on what you do while you're in there. Clutch/flywheel.

THSTONE has this does this all the time -- :-)


The fluids/AC recharge will cost you ~$500 at a shop,
so $2500 is probably not unreasonable for a California shop.

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Normally, the a/c stays with the car so shouldn’t need to be recharged. I have just finished swapping all the peripherals onto my new engine (you can see the process on my YouTube channel). It is time consuming and requires a number of new seals and bolts, as well as the fluids.
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THSTONE has this does this all the time -- :-)
I am on Engine #5 so I've had this done four times.

For a straight engine swap plus consumables, the cost really should be well less than $2,000. $2500 is certainly on the high side.
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I am on Engine #5 so I've had this done four times.

For a straight engine swap plus consumables, the cost really should be well less than $2,000. $2500 is certainly on the high side.
I assume this does not include the cost of installation.
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