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hubreb
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Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
My son drives a 2015 Silverado that was nearly sunk 3 years ago, we've had to replace transmission and several other things since that occurred...last week it really started acting up and we dropped it off at the dealership

They say the engine has to be replaced at a cost of 12k and a 1 month wait...talked to a used car guy that will pay 14k for it with it needing the engine replaced, he is also going to see if he can find a used engine to drop in it..if he is willing to pay 14k for it, given used car prices i'm thinking replacing the engine may be the way to go

have any of you ever replaced an engine on a vehicle? if so how did it go?


tigerdup07
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
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have any of you ever replaced an engine on a vehicle? if so how did it go?


yes. but it didn't nearly cost 12k. it was more like 8k


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civiltiger07
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
I was quoted $5-$6k to replace an engine in a 2010 GMC about 6 months ago. $12k seems high


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The Torch
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Look at wrecker yards.

We put one in a Pathfinder once we found the motor in a wrecked vehicle, seems like it was less than 3K for motor and install.


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oleyeller
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Mam you can get an engine for 3-4k


12k is ridiculous


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F73ME
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
As others are saying, shop prices.


hubreb
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Member since Nov 2008
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
just talked to a mechanic, he says buy a Jasper engine / can probably get it done for under 6k


kengel2
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Is it the 5.3? Surely, you can find a junkyard motor or have that one rebuilt for less than 12k.

There are ads on facebook and the 5.3/6.0 motors are plentiful and cheap. Maybe find a small shop that can swap it.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
$12K for an engine replacement is crazy EXCEPT at dealership prices. That's why you stay away from dealership shops!

Which engine does it have in it? I would assume the 5.3 and you should be able to get a crate engine for under 5K. Plenty of shops that will install it for way less than a total of 12K. If I had to make a guess, you can probably find a rebuilt around here and have it installed for less than 7K. Just my guess.


rsbd
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Pro Engine sales in Kenner, La $5,000.00

Or clear codes and trade it in
This post was edited on 7/22 at 10:23 am


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hubreb
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
thanks for the responses, you all are confirming what i'm hearing after making some calls after posting this


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Should be FAR less than that. Find a rebuild shop and get it rebuilt. I've never done it but I'm pretty sure those engines are super easy to overhaul and therefore should be far cheaper than new.


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Barneyrb
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
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buy a Jasper engine


Big mistake, far better off taking your engine to a machine shop and having it rebuilt. Takes longer but far better quality


NYCAuburn
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
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replaced at a cost of 12k


12k on an LS? I hope its pushing 600hp +


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Get a used engine.


Jack Daniel
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
If it’s not under warranty, why the hell would you use a dealership?


omegaman66
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Stories like this are why i drive an old arse truck that cost five times less to fix.


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Yewkindewit
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Member since Apr 2012
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Go online, order a long block, you and a buddy with an engine lift replace it. It’ll basically be plug and play.


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hubreb
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
Getting a used engine installed for $6.2k - 70k miles on engine and 1yr parts and labor warranty.


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upgrade
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re: Silverado engine losing compression / dealership says it has to be replaced
When you get the truck fixed, have them cancel the cylinder deactivation.


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