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97 chevy sub may need new block


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11-15-02, 05:06 PM   #1  
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97 chevy sub may need new block

shop call and said i my need a new motor ? or fix the one i have the top end will be good but bottom will not handle the new presure.motor ran hot and blew a graskt.$2300.00 to fix new motor $6000.00 can,t trade up side down on pay off.

 
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11-15-02, 05:36 PM   #2  
i would call around and check prices for new engines installed at different shops it seems a little high priced for a new engine also call the dealership parts department and check price on a new engine, i imagine the price they gave you was marked up alot and could be done elsewhere alot cheaper well worth paying a tow bill.

 
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11-15-02, 06:05 PM   #3  
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1. Please use punctuation.

2. What exactly will the shop do for $2300? Are they going to replace the cyl. heads & head gaskets, the head gaskets only, etc???

We need more info to provide an accurate answer to your questions. Engine size, 2WD or 4WD, 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton, etc.

 
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11-15-02, 08:37 PM   #4  
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97 chevy sub 1/2 ton 2wd only head gasket and block but was told may need new motor .162,000 on motor

 
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11-15-02, 08:42 PM   #5  
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Ok...you're making me work here. WHAT ENGINE IS IN YOUR TRUCK?? 5.7L gasoline or 6.5L diesel? It makes a HUGE difference.

 
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11-16-02, 03:52 AM   #6  
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5.7 front and rear air

 
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11-16-02, 05:47 AM   #7  
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A 97 Suburban is a pretty expensive vehicle and worth fixing.

Go to www.gmpartsdirect.com and order a new engine. They charge wholesale plus shipping.

It will include the latest parts, upgrades and techniques. Only way to go.

If not, pitch the truck and take the bus .

 
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