Cost for v8 swap?

I have an xj6 4.2 and I’m interested in having a different engine in there.

Does anyone know how much it usually cost for a basic v8 swap

So many variables!!

Starting with your location. Local costs and emmision requirements. IN CA, high and strict.

Which engine, used or crate? Shop in your area for a figure. I’d guess a median around here of 2500.

A swap kit. About three sources. Around 1000

Harness Buy at about 700 or remake the ones you have…

Drive shaft alteration, muffler install.

Fluids, belts, hoses.

When I built mine, I started with a list of costs. Abandoned!!!

But, it turned out just great. I learned a lot, got tons of help. Plus a great sense of accomplishment.