Thinking about buying a spare engine from Pull-A-Part. The price sounds cheap enough. my question is how do you pull an engine in their yard? Do I disconnect everything, and they pick the motor up with a lift, or what?
The price is for the entire engine. It says so in the price list. If you only want a short block, they have other prices for that.
If their yard is like ours, have fun pulling it across the gravel from the import section LOL.
Put a wrench on the crank bolt and make sure it spins freely. Ideally a battery hooked up and a remote switch to the starter to spin it and check compression. If the car wasn't wrecked, it's there for a reason. Check for splits in coolant hoses, check the condition of the air filter, the plugs. These can all be helpful in determining if it was taken car of or not.