Car ran out of oil and conked out, how to revive it?

The message from Wayne Brown contains these words:
Because if it were any good the ElCheapo engine refurbishers would have sold it off to somewhere more expensive.
If you're hellbent on getting this same car running, get an engine from the breakers and do it yourself. It ain't hard.
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Guy King
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If he was as good with spanners as the keyboard he'd have done it by now. -- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
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John Stevenson
If it turns but doesn't fire properly it's got f'all compression. It is dead.
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Dave Liquorice
Do you think they will let me on the bus with an old engine from the scrap yard? :-) How much do they charge for old engines at scrap yards? Cant be much?
I would be tempted to do it myself if I thought I could do it, but would need a hoist etc to lift the engine? Fairly simple engine and seems plenty room in the engine bay.
If some garage can put one in for £300 quid I might be happy to do that. If its only 4 hours labour thats 4 x 25 , plus cost of engine, filter and plugs dont cost much, that could work out at less than 300.
How easy would it be for a mechanic to give an estimate to repair the engine? Major strip down, or simpler than that?
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Wayne Brown
How much is a 2nd hand engine? Can't be much as whole car isnt much. That 4 hrs include taking out the old engine from the scrap yard car?
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Wayne Brown
=A3100+ for a half decent one. 4 hours doesn't include taking the one out= =20 of the scrapper and TBH, you'll not find a garage who's willing to go=20 to a scrappies to take one out. You might even find it hard finding a=20 garage willing to fit one from a scrappies.
Some scrappies will fit them for you but would you trust someone who=20 spends all day violently ripping cars apart to do a decent job?
--=20 Conor
Opinions personal, facts suspect.
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Conor
FULL strip down and inspection as well as measuring the little/big ends, bores etc.
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Conor
I notice that Mr Brown has been typing for several days now. If he was going to put oil in it, he'd havedone it by now. He's getting us all at it, chaps ;o))
Where are these garages that charge £25 per hour? A quick straw pole today came up with an average of £32 ph for very middle range shops, I didn't ask the main agents ..............
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn,
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Kim Siddorn
God knows. Quite a bit.
About £200-£300 labour plus the engine. This would be the cheaper option, but it really ain't worth it. Scrap it and get another. If you're getting another model of the same car, keep as many useful spares as possible.
Peter -- "The truth is working in television is not very glamorous at all. I just go home on my own at night and sit alone and eat crisps."
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AstraVanMan
Because the previous owner neglected to check the oil?
Yes, if they're well maintained.
Well it often seems this way with a car, but it really is the best way. There are plenty of other cars in decent nick to buy.
Peter -- "The truth is working in television is not very glamorous at all. I just go home on my own at night and sit alone and eat crisps."
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AstraVanMan
Depends where you live. In my area, =A325+VAT seems to be the average for= =20 small garages.
--=20 Conor
Opinions personal, facts suspect.
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Conor
I had an engine dump all its oil at high speeds once, when a seal went. All it actually needed was new big end shells, even the crank was unmarked! Fitted the new shells, ran sweet as anything, although the seal kept blowing oil out, and I couldn't get at it, so I fitted a s/h engine anyway... Was by far the easier way of fixing the car.
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Stuffed
A little bit more than the oil you are still trying to source, Can you say H-A-L-F-O-R-D-S ??
Every thing seems easy / cheap / simple to you. Checking oil seems simple to us
Dream on sunshine. Have you ever watched Monty Python ? well it's like his parrot, it's brown bread and it probably was as soon as it left the Nissan works. Have you ever noticed that when they are new they are Nissans but when they are clapped out they are Datsuns. You have a Datsun.
You could try leaving the keys in it and asking the 12 year old when he's nicked it how he managed to get it going.
-- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
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John Stevenson
My old spanner monkey charged £25 + VAT / hour and was _very_ good.
I'm now realising the downside of moving a couple of hundred miles away....I now have to find another trusted, cheap mechanic.
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SteveH
Be honest, if it's a troll it's a decent attempt - and if it's not it's damn funny!
krystnors
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krystnors
Does throwing the oil out cure pinking?
cheers, clive
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Clive George
I'll give you the same answer /she will - It's totally scrapped. If you really want to prove it, put a compression tester on it, look at the totally shit compression readings and you know you are into four pistons, four ring sets and a rebore plus the labout to pull the block out.
As the Python's would say, it's an ex-engine, it is totally knackered.
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Chris Street
You b*****d I need a new keyboard now!
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Chris Street
If you really think that it is worthwhile then take a trip to your local scrapyard and have a look at the sort of cars that end up there nowadays. Very few are irreparable and most could be got back on the road for a couple of hundred quid and a day or two with the spanners. But why faff around like that. The car manufacturers have done such a great marketing job over the last ten years and modern build quality (Italians excepted) is so good that few cars actually die in the way they used to.
Also look at the auction reports at
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Last week he mentioned a mid eighties Polo with MOT to Feb going for £20.
A time comes when it is cheaper to replace the whole car than bits of it.
Harry
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harry
I've been fortunate and had the opposite to you. We moved 120 miles into a village with a superb and very cheap mechanic. Not yet met anyone with a bad word to say about him and he's been great with us when I haven't had the time to dabble.
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Doctor D

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