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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:24 PM
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Tdi/auto Conversion. How Much?

What's It Going To Run Me Guys.

Tdi With An Auto.

Or Bigger Fi Gas With Auto.


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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:26 PM
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Check with Jim Cirbo. He repowered his his 90 that way- the thing will go anywhere.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:39 PM
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What's It Going To Run Me Guys.

Tdi With An Auto.

Or Bigger Fi Gas With Auto.


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If you want auto go with a V8.

The Tdi mated to an auto in a 110 is too sluggish IMO

Better to learn to drive a stick and keep it 5 speed... again, IMO
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:16 AM
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been driving stick forever. i am just getting lazy and like to drink my coffee on the way into work.

so mike, what do you charge for the conversion v8 auto in the 110 i just bought.

i can deliver it to your shop.

thanks

email me if you don't want to post it here.
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I think you want to call Mike off Forum for a quote.

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i live pretty close to the 4x4 center,vt. i called mike and let a message with his service manager. any body want to guess what the estimate is going to cost.

4.6L with auto conversion in the 110.

a surprise gift will be mailed to the closest winner.

also, turn around time from the day of drop off to the day of pick up.

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mike, ecr can give me an email estimate also. 4.6L auto conversion. factory a/c. thanks
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$10k

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2 to 3 week turn around time.
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Im guessing 22.5K

also, 7 months 14 days turn around.

I picked a reasonable number for both and doubled it... so I think I should be close.
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$14K in parts alone for new/rebuilt. $10K in labor.

$24K total.

5 weeks for work performed. If all parts are in stock (which they never are).

Edit: I'm including the AC in this estimate.
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If through ECR, at least a $30k quote ($50k after they do a full analysis of your truck and make recommendations) and 2 years.

If through elsewhere, $20k and about 2 months.
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Hmm, buying all new parts:
Labor 60 hours @ 90/hr - 5400
Motor - 4500
Trans - 2000
AC - 2000
Misc - 1500

So, 15,400 which sounds low now that I've done the sums, but to get a good estimate based on my own experience, I should double any estimate I make. Either 15400 or 30800.

Turn around time, 14-16 weeks assuming the shop isn't booked way out. Its hard to guess with some shops because they fit it in around their service queue, whereas some just schedule a start date and work straight through.
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ecr 35k but its professional, any where else 15 to 20k at other, but ecr is better than factory, plus theirs other things you want to add
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Going to go with:

7500 for the motor
5000 for the auto
11250 for labor

so 23750.

If the parts can be located and delivered before the work begins, then 3 weeks. If not, 6 months.
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ECR 29K with all new parts.
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New Motor & Tranny, reuse as much as possible 19,700 and at least 6 months from when you drop it off until you pick it up - assuming you stick to just the drivetrain swap.
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Anyone know what the labor hours would really be. Maybe it is just me but it seems 10k plus in labor is extreme. Out here in the Bay Area labor runs about $100 per hour. Does it really take 100 hours if it is a job that has been done many times to the same model of truck? And isnt labor much cheaper back East? Are new parts that much? It just sounds crazy to me to spend more on a motor conversion that what I paid for the truck.
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Labor is no cheaper back east as far as I am concerned. It takes a pretty hefty comitment to keep a professional shop open and people that would like a proffesional job done are understand that and are more than happy to pay for it.

At least that's what my customers claim. Apparently it is the same at ECR or they wouldn't be as busy as they are?
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If through ECR, at least a $30k quote ($50k after they do a full analysis of your truck and make recommendations) and 2 years.

If through elsewhere, $20k and about 2 months.

Just FYI, if we do an evaluation on a truck we just give the customer the black and white info. We do not suggest they do, or do not do the work. What they have us do is up to them. We do not push customers to up sell work, actually it is quite the other way. We do not like it when projects "expand" once they get in the door. We'll happily do any safety related work, but adding on stuff is not encouraged as it screws with our scheduling.

You seem to have some pretty stupid ideas about who can do what for what, especially since you are not a customer of ours and have no experience with ECR to speak of. Get another shop to do the work to the same level we do with all new parts and the price would be the same or more. We are usually cheaper because we've done all this many times before so there is no "learning curve" and we stock all the parts to make this swap in house so there is no waiting for parts to arrive.

and by the way, the other Rover shops in our area have a higher labor rate than we do.

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mike, ecr can give me an email estimate also. 4.6L auto conversion. factory a/c. thanks

I'm not taking on any new work right now, so count me out of this lame ass thread.
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