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Long story short, while changing spark plugs one broke and pieces of the porcelain shell fell into the engine. I thought I vacuumed all pieces out but I missed a piece. No compression on 5 and 3.


230k miles and the engine was still running strong.


Ordered a used engine with 108k that will arrive tomorrow. Today I begun removing the old engine.


I wish I already had ordered the headers, this would of been the perfect time to put them on.


Any helpful hints?
 

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It makes a little more sense now. Was looking over in the parts for sale section and a thread mentioned you replaced the engine on a V6 G8. Unsure how much your used engine cost, but at one point, new ones were running slightly over $4,000 but that was quite a while ago. Best of luck on the repairs and getting her back on the road.
 

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Total cost for the engine including shipping to my front door was $1025. The engine had the exhaust manifolds but I had to switch over my alternator, starter, power steering pump and A/C unit.
 

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Here is the engine installed
 

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Nice work. Definitely agree that it would have been the perfect time for headers.
 

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Nice work, i plan on getting a new engine to do it up, bore and port, stuff like that. I'm at 178,000kms on my V6.
 
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