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    Where can you get a 4b crate engine? Any websites I could snoop around? Google isn't helping me out at all...thanks

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    ask Crewcab59

    he is a Cummins Dealer...
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    I have seen in classifieds that jrjeepparts has 4 vans for sale,stick shift versions,contact him,it seems prices were reasonable.

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    cores4u.com might be your best bet.
    94 Dodge 1500 2wd short bed A518 trans, and powered by a Cummins 4BTAA 3.9 27mpg around town
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    Ask Crewcab259 1st
    ...But I swear I've seen several on E'BAY .

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    By the actual definition of a "crate engine" the only source has always been from an authorized dealer or distributor of the manufacturer of that engine. A crate engine for a Chevrolet or Ford has always been a brand new engine from the factory sold through an authorized dealer. A "third party remanufactured engine" put on a pallet and boxed up for protection is not a brand new factory fresh crate engine from Cummins at the following address:
    http://www.cummins.com/cmi/index.jsp...&newsInfo=true
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    Find your nearest Cummins dealer or distributor and ask what is available in new old stock engines. Most of these engines were built for an OEM and didn't get used or there was a production change after they were built. A couple years ago I was buying brand new P pumped 110 hp 4bt's for 3500.00 and when you buy a new one there is no core charge. I think we just bought a 4.5 4bt new for 4500.00 or 5000.00 We go thru Cummins Great Plains But I don't know if they serve your area and Cummins dealers won't usually sell outside their territory. I once had a crew working in Georgia and they needed a part that was in I think Alabama and the dealer couldn't sell it to me because I wasn't in his region. Ended up buying it at our local dealer and having it sent overnight to Georgia boy that was cheap. Just trying to say some will work with you (like Scott@TDC) and some won't.

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    I bought a used 4bt from www.fordcummins.com for $2500. There are several out there on e'bay too and from other sources. A new or rebuilt engine will run you a LOT.

    I talked to my local Cummins dealer about buying a new or reman engine and they looked at me like I was stupid. Business must be pretty darned good.

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    Cool Here's where I got mine:

    And they will work with you too.rebuiltdieselengines.com or gearheadengines.com or call the rebuilding outfit (Reviva) at 877-367-7634. They are easy to work with.

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    You can go to any Cummins Dealer and ask for a "Recon CPL#858 engine". You will get a complete engine with all accessories IE altermnator, PS pump, if you want it that way, Just the way it comes out of the P 30 van.

    Last I heard they were around $8,500.00 + a $2,000.00 core charge, if you don't have a core. Sounds like alot but, they are made to work, and work costs money. Prices from Cummins are generally not considered bargan basement.

    You might be able to buy a serviceable engine on Ebay, they go anywhere from $2,500 to $6,000. Caveat Emptor: You can go cheap and then rebuild if it is weak, or pay more and get more. For 6K you should get a new or almost new engine that has been either removed from a wreck or never installed in a vehicle..

    These engines are not a "cheap" solution to anything, they cost more money than gas engines because they are considered "Industrial Quality" and are more expensive to produce. Even a 350 Chevy crate motor will cost you 7-8 grand before you get it running, because they don't come with any accessories or exhaust manifolds, or flywheels or starters, etc, etc, etc.

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    Devils advocate : I would stay away from crate engines, I could do a whole conversion for the price of one of those crate motors and I feel that a nice low mileage unit (80,000 miles or so) will last a very long time for around $1500-$2000.
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