Due to the fact that most technicians charge between $60 and $110 an hour, it is reasonable to predict that replacing an engine will cost anywhere from $600 to $2,200 in labor alone, assuming that the engine is intended for the car in issue.
Fees for Mechanics To compensate for these expenses, plan to pay between $500 and $1,500 on labor in addition to anything from $500 for a small block engine to $9,000 for a full, high-performance engine. Keep in mind that, depending on the type of engine you choose, you may also be required to pay for extra parts to complete the engine block.
How much does it cost to get an LS swap?
It’s also not exactly inexpensive to have a business do it for you, if you ask them to. The cheapest LS swap, according to veteran racing technician Bozi Tatarevic, cost him roughly $4200, according to an interview with The Smoking Tire (see video below, which contains potentially offensive language). And that does not include the cost of labor.