how much would an average engine swap cost including buying a 99-04 engine?
i wanted a pi motor only because of less miles, im only sitting at 84 and i average 2000 a year but this is my first card i plan to keep it as long as possible. i know my heads have a higher compression but my dream is to turbo it and i was trying to figure out the cost difference to see if its cost effective to do the full pi swap or do the pi motor swap and i might ony be able to do the intake my self so al the work will be done by a mechanicWhat motor are you looking to swap? PI? 4v? 5.4L? Something else?
If you're going for the PI motor, from what I've seen here, you're better off keeping your stock shortblock and just doing the H/C/I swap.
+1 turbos are fun.... but you will need to put a forged piston and rod in there atleast and then possibly a forged crank if you really wanna make some power... the motor that is in your car will last a while longer... you wont have any issues.If you're serious about turboing it, I wouldn't worry about the motor swap.
You're gonna want a fully forged bottom end, different cams, and a different intake. There goes most of the PI motor you just paid so much for.
84k miles is nothing for these motors. 200k is common with routine maintenance and I've seen P71 Crown Vics with 300k.im only sitting at 84 and i average 2000 a year