It sounds to me like this shop is not really interested in doing this job
judging from the prices quoted.
I see used M52 engines on Ebay for $2000 to $3000 so these guys are
apparently marking up the engine cost by about 100%. The swap job should
only take an experienced mechanic 8 hours to perform so they seem to be
marking up the labor by 100% also.
If you have any other options I would seek another quote or if they are your
only choice you could buy the engine yourself and have them install it.
Well i got the car back from the shop and on the ticket this is thier diag:
"Vehicle will not crank or turn over by hand. Removed spark plugs and found
oil on top of cylinders. Engine is hydrolocked. Requires new engine
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