My 2006 Dodge Charger SRT 8 has a blown engine. Where is a good place to find a rebuilt engine for it?

Asked by Aug 23, 2017 at 08:57 PM about the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is it worth replacing the engine? Would it sell for anything without a running
engine?

1 Answer

28,895

Most salvage yards may have engines from a low-mileage wreck, and some yards will even install it with a short warranty on the work (around 6 months or so). Just call around. These are not rebuilt engines however, just pulled from a scrapped or wrecked car. Rebuilt engines will run you quite a bit more, places that carry them will sell you a rebuilt motor and you would turn your old one over to them as a core (if they don't do the install you would still need to find an installer). You can also have your own engine rebuilt, however this would be the most expensive route to go. Finally you can sell your vehicle with a blown motor as a "fixer upper" or project car, but you won't get much for it obviously. Check the car's blue book value, then deduct the engine repair costs from it and see if the car is worth it. A $2,000 car with a blown motor may not be worth trying to fix just to sell, as it is likely to cost you that much to swap in a used motor. And a rebuilt motor will run you 2K+, and rebuilding your own double that. However you might get 1K for it as a project car, and that may be the best way to go. (I actually don't know the BB value of your particular car, so just threw that number out there). Just figure a blown motor deducts about 2K from whatever the BB value is. Check the blue

Your Answer

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
    Supanovah
    Reputation
    2,230
  • #2
    Willie Francis
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
16 Great Deals out of 1,090 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chrysler 300
140 Great Deals out of 910 listings starting at $2,411
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
152 Great Deals out of 3,607 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
179 Great Deals out of 1,096 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
543 listings starting at $4,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
196 Great Deals out of 10,079 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Durango
178 Great Deals out of 1,110 listings starting at $4,490
Used Ford F-150
657 Great Deals out of 10,076 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
78 Great Deals out of 1,123 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Maxima
41 Great Deals out of 385 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
3 Great Deals out of 746 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
51 Great Deals out of 494 listings starting at $3,488
Used BMW 3 Series
178 Great Deals out of 2,014 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 For Sale
1 listings starting at $35,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.