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Ok here's my dilemma.

I have my 89 STS. I took in to have some work done. This is a reputable mechanic that I work with frequently, not a dealer.

I took the car over to have some front end work done, ball joints, strut-rod bushings, stuff like that. I also wanted to have the intake gasket done.

Well turns out the oil pan has a hole in it, we need steering hoses and trans lines. So it's staring to look like a pretty substantial bill on a car with 214k miles on it.

So I'm wondering if it's not just cheaper to get a new engine.
 

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Even if you find another engine, your not gonna get those lines in most cases unless you go to a yard where you can pull it all. In addition to still having to buy all those lines, your gonna pay for the engine pull/swap.

I don't know what the oil pan entails but if the engine did have to be pulled to change it, for some strange reason, then I could see where your coming from. If the engine isn't broke though, don't fix it.
 

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I guess you're right, most of the money is hoses and stuff that doesn't come with the engine.
 
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