- Dec 9, 2022
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- Longview, WA
Thanks!!I would shop around a little. 2900 may be a little high.
With 250k miles also consider what else you may want to replace. Spider injector, any questionable sensors come to mind. Fuel pump and lines would be a good step as well if you have it all apart. Don't think that if you just replace the long block that you will be trouble free. I tend to look at a project as if I am going to take everything apart what else should I replace while I am in there. There have been times where a part I did not replace failed shortly after and I had to take everything apart again. Or a part that "looked good" turned out to be bad and caused issues (knock sensor). A good manual can also show you how to check other components.
As for tools, a good torque wrench, a good service manual, clutch alignment tool if you have a manual trans. An engine leveler is not required but makes the job easier. A small bottle jack for adjusting trans height is handy. Drift punches for lining up holes. Hose clamp pliers if you do not want to drain the cooling system. Crankshaft balancer and power steering pulley pullers. These can be rented from autopart stores. Gasket scraper. Brake parts cleaner (cleaning surfaces before applying gaskets). Fuel line disconnect tools.