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Old 08-27-2008, 07:18 PM
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don'r forget to figure in the cost of transportation

Shipping an engine by common carrier is a difficult job. You have to have the engine well contained in a box or on a good pallet, then you have to get it too the trucking company, and it usually has to be picked up from the trucking company. All the way around, it is cumbersome, difficult and expensive. And it costs a lot to go and pick one up also. I got a heck of a deal through a forum member this summer for a 3.0 six cylinder gas. Had to go 700 plus miles one way to pick it up. Fuel, motel, toll and a couple hamburgers soon runs up past $700.00. So considering your time and costs, it is probably a better deal to buy an engine for $1000.00 in your area then to run 700 miles for a $400.00 deal.
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