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post #1 of 28 Old 02-24-2020, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Price for selling a 2008 KLR engine with rod knock that doesn't turn

I've got a 2008 KLR which has run out of oil and the piston doesn't move anymore. How much do you guys think I can sell this engine for?
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A 2008 that has been run low on oil to the point where the engine is seized is worth not much more than scrap value.

The first thing to go is the exhaust cam journals as they run out of oil. They can be repaired, but the repair is just about equal to the value of the head.

You say that the engine will not turn over, indicating that the engine has seized. When a 2008 runs out of oil and totals the head, usually the only remaining value is in the bottom end. If the engine is seized then everything in the bottom end is suspect and it has no value as a bottom end.

There is some value in the individual components, but you would need to disassemble the bottom end and evaluate the condition of the crank, transmission, clutch, cases, balancer sprockets, etc. Aside from the crank, these are not high-value components and the labor cost of getting them out is a significant fraction of their value.

Buying the engine you describe is a complete gamble. I would pass on it, as the cost to ship it anywhere far exceeds its value.
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Great, thanks for telling me right after signing up here that posting here and asking for help in this forum is useless. I'll delete my account again, thanks for the early heads up!
My apologies for being a little flippant with my reply but ask yourself this - what would I pay for a seized engine run out of oil?? - because that’s what I asked myself and thus my reply. I just answered the question asked.

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Yep, sorry it has little to no value.......I wouldn't bother taking it for free unless it was local.

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Thanks for your replies. I understand.
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I've got a 2008 KLR which has run out of oil and the piston doesn't move anymore. How much do you guys think I can sell this engine for?
I'll be kind and suggest that if someone fairly local to you needs a transmission, clutch, complete balancer system or engine cases and can drive to your house for pick-up, you might get a couple hundred dollars.

If that person is inclined to sell the other parts and they can and will sell and ship individually for a couple hundred and be 'net zero' for their needed parts.

The rolling element crankshaft might even be usable if it was bent valves that locked the engine up. Partial dis-assembly would be required to investigate.

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