Price for engine rebuild - spun bearing on 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

About how much would it be to get my engine rebuilt due to a spun bearing? Parts vs. Labor? Best case scenario vs. worst case scenario?

by in Stillwater, MN on May 16, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , May 16, 2011
Repairing the damage from a spun bearing could be very expensive. A crankshaft main bearing spun could ruin the engine block as well as the crankshaft, and a spun connecting rod bearing wouldn't necessarily damage the block but would ruin a connecting rod and damage the crankshaft as well. I don't know how much this would cost, estimating would be quite a job, of course I'd have to inspect the engine myself to evaluate the damage if I were estimating it. I think you may be interested in finding a guaranteed used engine and have a qualified Subaru expert install it. You need to find a Subie specialist and get him to evaluate your situation. If you want to find a specialist, here's our directory link for you:
ANSWER by , May 16, 2011
spun bearings normally indicates a ruined engine, so having your engine "rebuilt" is not a good idea. labor for a long block is about 15 hours plus all the little odds and ends. the engine depends on what's available and how much money you've got. maybe as low as $4000 engine/labor and maybe $6500 on the high end. great time to also install a new clutch if you have any extra money.