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Blown Engine,,,Please Help!

I have 2008 black and white smart fortwo. Im pretty sure the engine is blown on it. Id like to get some advice,,,input,,,recomendations,,,anything from people here that know more about the car than some dealer that I have no idea about.

Should I replace with new or used?
Where can I find engines?

Thanks for your help!!!

Craig
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 08:59 AM
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I have seen 2 or 3 cars on Ebay with front end damage so I'd guess the motors might be OK. If you are theone paying for the replacement of the motor, I'd get a quote for new and used motors. Used motors may be in short supply so there may not be a big price difference. With a used motor, you won't know how it was broke in or if it wad abused or not. Rebuilding the motor may also be an option. Hard to say without specifics on what happened to the original motor.
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Thanks for responding,,,,I did go onto ebay but was unable to find such damaged veh.'s. My kids drive the smart car and didnt pay attention to the oil light. Im pretty sure the engine is blown for that reason. I have done some research to even find a wrecked smart car, but again, unable to locate one just yet. Still looking though.
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Is the engine seized? If not, add oil as needed and run it to see what happens; not much to lose at this point IMHO.
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No,,it cranks but wont start. It sounds really bad though. So,,thats the reason I think its blown...Your right,,,not much to lose though.
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I've not actually checked myself, but there was a thread here a while back where somebody had checked into the price of an engine, and I believe they were quoted about $8K.
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I just got off the phone with the dealership....OOOMMMGGG....$10,602.00.
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I just got off the phone with the dealership....OOOMMMGGG....$10,602.00.
OMG indeed! That's insane. Someone else on here bought a slightly wrecked smart for like 6k from an auction place. A few body panels later he was driving the thing while trying to track down airbags, etc. 10k, as if...
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10K thats crazy. Why not just take it apart to see what went wrong, can't lose anything and you might find that its not that bad.
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It's a mitsubishi engine surely there are rebuild kits available...
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