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Old 07-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by roflwaffle View Post
Based on KBB, the Del Sol is worth around or a bit over $2k depending on condition, and a d15z1 plus needed components can be had for ~$400-1000 in CA, so that's ~$2.5-3k for labor, which IMO is excessive. YMMV!
I was charged $400 just to swap the engine in my crx hf for another crx hf engine, when I went in to ask for a price on the swap my mecanic asked if it was an engine for that make and model because if it wasn't the price was going to be many times more, and that was just for the engine, no computer, wiring, sourcing of parts, I've also had people tell me that they would buy my civic vx for as much as $5,000 if I wanted to sell it, so $6000 for a 50+mpg del sol doesn't seem that bad, and if you don't like the price, as you said, you can build one your self, or are you not up for that?
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