My '08 F-150 likely needs a different engine. I do not want an engine out of a wreck or from the junk yard or one rebuilt by a local shop. I am looking for a remanufactured engine. Does anyone have any experience with or insight into the quality difference between a
The truck is currently at a Ford dealer, but, quite frankly, the more I talk to them the less I trust them and the less I like their cost estimates. I can buy either a Jasper or a Ford reman and have it installed by a trusted large local shop that is a preferred Jasper installer and does a lot of truck fleet work and has certainly done scores of these. I have seen this thread on the f150forum website.
The Ford engine is more money, the labor is more but it has a 3 year unlimited mile warranty. The Jasper one only has 3 year or 100,000 miles. It is highly unlikely I drive it 100,000 miles in three years. I have 75,000 on it now after 5+ years.
I discussed a trade in with the Ford dealer both as a fixed truck (reman engine) and as is, and the prices they valued the trade in either way were so far under the worst estimates from edmunds or KBB that I laughed. Under the trade in value, not the private sale value. By their prices, they clearly do not want to take the truck. The body is in good condition. One ding that is only noticeable from a certain angle in a certain light, and the interior is in excellent condition.
So, I am going to essentially buy a used car from myself with a remanufactured engine. The only decision at this point assuming I don't want to try to replace the cams, the phasers, the timing belt, etc is which remanufactured engine to go with.
Anybody have experience with a Jasper engine or insight or opinion on a Jasper v Ford reman?