Originally Posted by StAndrew
Check the bb site and click on rebuilt title.
Originally Posted by Sacrifice
you should not have a rebuilt title just for rebuilding a motor. rebuilding a motor doesnt effect a title in any way.
a rebuilt title is for a vehicle that was salvaged and "rebuilt" to be road worthy.
either way, i think the motor refresh will add some value depending on the rest of the truck, but i wouldnt count on it being more than $1500 more. all depends on finding the right buyer though
100% correct. No state in the US requires that a vehicle with a rebuilt engine get a "rebuilt" title. Those are only for vehicles that have had previously flagged or "totalled" titles, and have then had the VEHICLE rebuilt.
On average when you are looking at trying to come up with a fair price for selling your truck with a rebuilt engine I have found the following formula to be pretty accurate:
Run KBB for the vehicle with it's current mileage. (313,000)
Run KBB for the same vehicle with the mileage before the rebuild. (260,000)
Now add the two values, and divide by two. This will be a fair asking price. Why this formula? Because while the ENGINE only has 56k miles or so on it, the rest of the truck still has 313K miles. The engine is just a small part of the major wear components. The transmission still has 313k, as well as the rest of the drivetrain and body/frame/interrior.