Because you are replacing the timing chain on the 2.7, just parts is going cost you about 400 bucks or more. It is not a quick job for any mechanic so the labor is probably going to be like 600. So i'm pretty sure you're looking at 1000 + for this job. If you can get away with less than that, it should be pretty good.That sounds more like what i was expecting around 500 to 1200 depending on where i take it. The private shop i use would probably be pretty close to 500 and i figure a dealer will be probably double that.
Gotcha, I wasn't aware that the 2.7 had a scheduled maintenance time for replacing the chain. From what I've read, you definitely don't want to screw around with that engine.From every mechanic i know. They say don't push your luck with the 2.7 replace when the manual says or you will end up needing an engine rebuild and well quite frankly if the engine in the car blows. I'm not replacing it the car will become scrap metal. Not a junk yard i can get more out of it in scrap than a yard would pay for it. SO i'm not going to push my luck The car has to last me 1 maybe 2 more years.
Yes and no. There are people on here with over 200,000 miles on all original engine parts. Mostly because they drive 40 miles a day on just the expressway. Also, changing the oil every 3000 miles on the dot really helps to.If the 2.7 is well looked after it should last the life of the car. If I were to replace the water pump and the chain and guides were in bad shape I would replace them.
True, but the problem is, do you want to trust parts that control the fate of your engine that are not OEM?There is a kit sold on ebay for about $120.