The engine seized 1600cc what would be cheaper search for used or rebuild and how difficuld to rebuilt?

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Asked by Apr 30, 2011 at 08:38 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

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cheapest would be finding a used engine. the problem is you won't know the condition and it could blow up on you in a day or a year! as for rebuilds, there are several places that rebuild vw motors. most will run you around a grand for a rebuilt longblock. if you want a complete engine then somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 grand. that's for a stock motor. it's not difficult to rebuild one yourself, but if you have never done it before you may be better off buying one already done. to rebuild one correctly you will need to find a good machine shop that can check out the case to make sure it's still good. other than that, and a couple special tools they are pretty easy to put together.

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