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Old 01-23-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Engine replacment pains

Morning all Well it finally happened. Water in the oil pan so I have a beautiful milkshake inside a 97 7.4 Vortec Aghhh Anyway I knew I had a blown head gasket and parked it at home so It should be safe from cracks and such it also sounded like a lifter (Hyd roller) was collapsing. I'm actually looking at a reman from Powertrain Direct mostly because of the warranty plus they can finance. Yes I would absolutely love a OEM long block but I would be looking at $5800 which is about $3K more then I have. Im stuck driving a Camry cause my 3500 CC/Dually (Daily driver)is wounded and it hurts especially being in the "Land of the Prius drives" (San Francisco Bay Area). Help a brother out guys I will listen to any suggestion.... Thanks
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: Engine replacment pains

GM offers 2 engines, a brand new one and a remanufactured one. They have the same warranty.

A new one lists for $5806.67 and has a $600 core charge.

The reman is $3599.58 and has a $300 core charge.

I put a reman in my 99 in 2017.

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Old 01-23-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: Engine replacment pains

Jeg's has some ATK engines available. https://www.jegs.com/c/Engines-Compo...29856&sbv=true

Summit Racing might as well.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Engine replacment pains

Didn't know that GM had a reman. I think Im going to have to check it out.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:56 PM   #5
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A rebuild kit and some machine work would be a lot cheaper.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:31 PM   #6
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I know your right but I'm also looking at time. I am going nuts driving my Camry and it sucks having to borrow a truck to pick up plywood or go to the dumps.
I did come up with another plan tho. After I buy the reman I'm going to keep the core then when I finish rebuilding my Nova's 454 I'm going to rebuild this one. I will have the time and money to piece it together.
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I know your right but I'm also looking at time. I am going nuts driving my Camry and it sucks having to borrow a truck to pick up plywood or go to the dumps.
I did come up with another plan tho. After I buy the reman I'm going to keep the core then when I finish rebuilding my Nova's 454 I'm going to rebuild this one. I will have the time and money to piece it together.
Thats an excellent plan.
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A rebuild kit and some machine work would be a lot cheaper.
Thats what I was thinking.
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