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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
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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