I'm looking at an engine replacement on a 98 Escort, and I'd like a
little info on what I should expect to pay. (I'm waiting for the
estimate right now).
Checking around (e.g. eBay), the going rate for a refurb engine (SOHC)
seems to be ~$400, somewhat less for a "worked before we pulled it
out" engine. The service center said they don't mind us buying the
engine and they'll put it in for us, but I don't want them to pad the
"labor" side of the equation too much when I get the quote - what is a
reasonable number of hours for this job?
Thanks much for any advice.