Rebuild or replace

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by dw6171624, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    Just wonding on yalls thoughts of when to rebuild the motor or would you replace it with new i have 212000 miles and runs like a champ just trying to plan ahead camt wait to hear yalls opinions
  2. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    depending on the condition. you can rebuild the engine and do a valve job cheaper than buying another engine if you have the knowledge and tools to DIY. If you want to get a little feisty, have a machine shop do a little port work and buy a little bigger cam, spring and lifter kit too. 8)
  3. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    Now thinkin bout it i could prolly get it rebuild and add some goodies for about the same price as new id hope
  4. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    do you have ratchet, wrenches, and a torque wrench?
  5. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    Everything but a torque wrench i could do it my self most likely but my schedule is hectic
  6. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    Don't know what ya have, but my last 4.3 had 360,000 and my only 4.2 had 240,000 and a 2.8 was well over 200,000. All were still working very well when sold.
  7. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    I got 212000 on mine smoke no knock but u no 200k is still alota wear and tear
  8. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    Its a 350 or 5.7 however u wanna say it
  9. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    Not really, with proper maintenance and without abuse, 200,000 is not a lot of wear and tear. I've heard of Chev 350's being torn down after 300,000 and there was very little wear.

    Of course, a lot of factors have to be considered. How did the miles accumulate (highway/city)? did the truck do a lot of towing? Etc, etc.
  10. dw6171624

    dw6171624 New Member

    Well i got the truck with 200 k and its lifted 6 inches with 37s so i have a feeiling there will be were
  11. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    theres still a lot of power loss with that many miles. Unfortunately, that's fact. They still run great, but not as great as they should.

    My suggestion, drive it as long as it holds up until you have vacation time and them do it.

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