Well under warranty repairs we also have to replace the high pressure fuel pipe and any of the torque to yield bolts such as fuel rail and GDI pump along with injector combustion seals etc.. it comes as an engine replacement service kit that is around $100.That $2200 is just for the engine right? How many hours of labor time does it take to remove and replace an engine? If I were to guess, I’d say no more than $1500 more?? 2200 + 1500 = 3700. That’s still a lot cheaper than $12k.
Labor warranty is like 6.8hrs, labor by Mitchell and Aldata is something like 14.4 hours if memory serves right. How long it actually takes depends on the skill and ability of the mechanic, some will take all day to do one and others can do 3 engines in a day.