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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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looking at records from previous owner that did the 4.6 upgrade on my truck.... cost was about $8700 at WCR included new water and oil pump. however he also had overheating issues once it was in and cost another $1500 to put in heavy duty core radiator that fixed it.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:10 PM
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After weigh all the options, I ordered a 4.6L from Atlantic British through PDX Rovers. They are going to install/do the following with it:

1. Fully rebuilt heads
2. 3 new drive belts
3. New water pump
4. New clutch
5. Resurface the flywheel
6. New Coolant hose kit

Does that like a reasonable list of things while I'm this deep into my truck?
Would anyone suggest anything different or additional?

The enging is $4600 and labor is going to be another $1500. All said and done: $8200.

Ouch, but not alot of other options...
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Dang bra thats a pile of money, always easy to armchair QB it.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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After weigh all the options, I ordered a 4.6L from Atlantic British through PDX Rovers. They are going to install/do the following with it:

1. Fully rebuilt heads
2. 3 new drive belts
3. New water pump
4. New clutch
5. Resurface the flywheel
6. New Coolant hose kit

Does that like a reasonable list of things while I'm this deep into my truck?
Would anyone suggest anything different or additional?

The enging is $4600 and labor is going to be another $1500. All said and done: $8200.

Ouch, but not alot of other options...
Labor to swap in a 4.6 at only $1500 sounds too good to be true!
I thought that AB only has rebuilt 4.6 blocks?
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Old June 7th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Labor to swap in a 4.6 at only $1500 sounds too good to be true!
I thought that AB only has rebuilt 4.6 blocks?
I think that's where the difference between $4600+$1500 ($6100 by my math) and the final toll of $8200 comes in -- heads, water pump, etc. on the OP's list.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Last time I checked AB 4.6s were remanufactured...a low mileage 4.6 could have been gotten for around 2k...rebuild that for another 1k tops and your still ahead by 3k..or drop the v8 and drop a diesel from penny or Keith for about the same...

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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Dang bra thats a pile of money, always easy to armchair QB it.
Trust me, I'm not excited about the price tag, but I'm keeping the truck forever. At some point I was going to need a new engine. I'm imagining it as rewinding this part of the vehicle back to zero miles. Incidentally, I called AB and the only used part in their 4.6L V8 is the crankshaft that is rebalanced and trued.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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if it helps, i found the breakdown on the WCR job. it's from 2008, so might be little dated price-wise:

Parts:
- Crower cam shaft ($350)
- Oil, Filter, Disposal ($35)
- Thermostat ($12)
- Performance Chip for engine conversion
- 4.6 block ($4200)
- Spark Plugs ($56)
- Heater Pipe Bypass Hose ($13)
- Antifreeze ($20)
- Oil Pump Gear Kit ($126)
- Tappet/Rover V8 ($200)
- Water Pump ($289)
- Labor est from 4.0 to 4.6 converstion with top hat sleeves, performance cam, modified velocity stacks and performance chip ($3000)
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- $8710.05 grand total
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