My 2001 Dodge Dakota has a blown head gasket and I am trying to choose between just a head job or just replacing the entire engine with a rebuilt one. The truck has had 163,798 trouble free miles, I bought it when it had only 3 miles. Aside from a faulty crank sensor there have been no major mechanical issues. It’s been to the dealer once and that was for a wiring recall. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to purchase a rebuilt motor? I have googled and a rebuilt engine is going to run me anywhere from $1400-$1900, it’s a 2.5l. No one I know has ever replaced an engine so I am not sure if I should just pick one off the google list. The mechanic I use is recommending Jasper. I figure my budget should be $3500-$4000 for the engine, install kit, new clutch and installation. Tell me if I am way off. Junking the truck is out of the question.