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Bird Freak

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Posted: 10/05/20 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a word of warning. DO NOT buy a Jasper rebuilt engine. They will not stand behind their engines.


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Do some shopping around. You should be able to get the job done for about half what that dealer quoted. Lots of those engines on the internet with warranty for 4-5000. Visone RV salvage has some low mileage 8100's from 3-4000.00

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Try a used engine, maybe you can find a diesel.

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grldst wrote:

Do some shopping around. You should be able to get the job done for about half what that dealer quoted. Lots of those engines on the internet with warranty for 4-5000. Visone RV salvage has some low mileage 8100's from 3-4000.00

This is good advise shop around and have it towed to a repair shop. I'm sure there are some good used engines around, or Internet rebuilt short blocks and use whats still good on yours. I use a local shop that is 1/2 the shop rate of dealerships. Someone pays for that pretty building they are in. I was a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury mechanic coming home from Vietnam.


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A crate GM 572 dart block, ready to run long block on ebay 745 hp 700+ft lb of torque $10,000.00 and change. A hot rod engine a bit much?
You can find factory new crate 454 ci engines from a bit over $5,000.00. If you go the time to shop via phone, you can have one of the builders put a cam suitable for a Mh in the engine. They must be charging a lot for removal and installation, which can be a challenge I'm sure.
Just an option. If your insurance is handling it let them do their thing and they might even rent a car for you for a period of time.
Dealers are gettign really out of lien today on prices on everything. Son' 07 Soltice jsut had the A/c reworked and then it quit again. $400.00 for a half hours work and four sensors that would coat after market $20.00 each at the mos
If I was younger you give me a check for that amount, I'll give you a motorhome ready for super Stock, so to speak, not literally.
On edit, of course you put in a stouter engine more heat so bigger radiator and oil cooler and trans and cooler. And long tube approprate headers will help with cooling. The mufflers would be bigger of course.

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Just make sure that you find out what caused the problem. A bad MAF has been known to make the engine run lean and burn a piston. There could also be an issue with the ECM or O2 sensors.
Basically you want to make sure that if you get a new long block that you do not use any bad components from your old engine when you bolt on all of the accessories.

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x2 don,t let the dealer do it, they just rip you off . find a mom,pop shop for half that money and a better job.

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How many miles on your 8.1? I had 183k on my Suburban and the motor was still strong when I sold it. If you opt for a replacement engine vs a the dealer rebuild, watch what you are buying. The 8.1 is not the same as the 454, and 8.1's were built for several applications, so be sure to get one that was built for an RV application, not built for racing.


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BurbMan wrote:

How many miles on your 8.1? I had 183k on my Suburban and the motor was still strong when I sold it. If you opt for a replacement engine vs a the dealer rebuild, watch what you are buying. The 8.1 is not the same as the 454, and 8.1's were built for several applications, so be sure to get one that was built for an RV application, not built for racing.


Only 52K, but it sat in Florida for years without running, so the who knows what condition the inside of the engine is in.


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BurbMan wrote:

How many miles on your 8.1? I had 183k on my Suburban and the motor was still strong when I sold it. If you opt for a replacement engine vs a the dealer rebuild, watch what you are buying. The 8.1 is not the same as the 454, and 8.1's were built for several applications, so be sure to get one that was built for an RV application, not built for racing.


Don't think GM built any 8.1 (496) for racing. But there were a ton of 502 big blocks built for racing.

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