Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dear Junkyard Dogs....

Enlisting your help.

I need an engine.  I honestly don't care how many miles are on it.  I need it to NOT cost me $3-4k+ shipped (zip code 42642, business)....I need it to run, not just be some usable parts.  I've got $1600 to buy the bitch and that is it.

2004 Dodge Durango 5.7L V8 Hemi, 4x4, VIN 8th is D.

Yes, I've ebay'd it...yes, I've done online searches....yes, local junkyards have been called (the one we know has one is currently battling insurance companies to get vehicles released for parting out).

I'm beyond tired of this game.

I've gotten ugly with Dodge on FB (hey, it's a KNOWN issue that THEY have refused to do anything about).

I'm thisclose to just burning the bitch down...but there's the whole owing money on it and pretty sure it would be illegal anyway.

Any leads you got, blast them to me.


tweell said...

Sorry, the best I'm seeing in junkyards here in AZ is $2k.

Catherine said...

I feel for you. I lost my '04 hemi engine last year--ended up dumping waaay more than $1600 into replacing it. Stupid Mercedes.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Jess (Ozark Momma) said...

Thanks tweell and C...

I've managed to stumble across a couple that are under $2500...Tanker is going to make a few phone calls tomorrow in hopes of wrangling together the rest of the needed funds. Hate to get a loan to do it but if it's JUST what we need, it can be paid off in May.

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke