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Can I sell my 4Runner for parts?
'96 4Runner with about 175K on it. It's at the dealership right now, dismantled, with a leaky head gasket and two cracked cylinder heads. (Tech says there was a coolant leak. I'm :mad: the dealership didn't catch it at the last service.)
Fixing it is not an option (the dealership shop wants $5K for a used motor, or $6,500 to put in new heads & gasket). AutoTrader says it's worth about $6,200 with its clean history, if it were running. I'm not in a position to sink that much $$$ into it. We're up to $700 in tear-down right now.
I don't need a replacement (have another car).
Not going to take out a loan.
I've got to cut my losses, or find a cheaper way to fix it. (Like in the neighborhood of $2k or less, on top of the $700 I've already got into it.)
I'm not sure how long I can let it sit at the dealership without annoying them--I've known about this for less than 24 hours, so I think I've got a day or so. I'm doing all I can from here, and I've got my Dad calling car guys he knows, but it would be good to have some additional expertise weigh in.
Thanks so much!