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Old 01-23-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Canít afford a new truck, maybe a new engine

I really canít afford a new truck but should I need a new engine I was wondering what it would cost. I have 150,000 miles on this 2012 Silverado Duramax. I was just wondering what a new engine and transmission would cost. I hope to put another 150,000 miles on this engine but you never know.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:14 PM   #2
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At 150,000 i wouldn't even be considering it , unless you're having issues now or suspect you're going to . 187,xxx on my 6.0.gas and have no reason to think about it for another 100,xxx
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:26 PM   #3
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I went through this dilemma with my 2011 F-250. Though it turned to reality. At only 78K, the engine dropped a valve and took cylinders with it. A new engine from Ford, installed and guaranteed for 36 months, was around 20K. A used engine, if I could find one with even close to decent low miles on it, was near 15K with installation, and whatever warranty the shop provides (6 months if you're lucky). The transmission was good, so I don't know about that cost. And I'm sure Chevy is not far off of these numbers. So in the end, I just sucked it up and got a new truck. All new everything, so I wouldn't have to worry about replacing the shocks, which were due, brakes, which were due, tires...they were good, batteries, etc. Hope this gives you a little insight anyway.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:30 PM   #4
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see link. new truck is probably a better option

https://shop.bankspower.com/i-2533-1...l-housing.html
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:33 PM   #5
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I really canít afford a new truck but should I need a new engine I was wondering what it would cost. I have 150,000 miles on this 2012 Silverado Duramax. I was just wondering what a new engine and transmission would cost. I hope to put another 150,000 miles on this engine but you never know.
Well previous post you where all set to buy new camper so take that money buy new truck, Could forgo Alaska trip also to buy truck. Later RJD
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:54 PM   #6
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I really canít afford a new truck but should I need a new engine I was wondering what it would cost. I have 150,000 miles on this 2012 Silverado Duramax. I was just wondering what a new engine and transmission would cost. I hope to put another 150,000 miles on this engine but you never know.


Hi Spock123
Stuff breaks unexpectedly , you canít dwell on issues that havenít happened .

Keep your maintenance up, change fuel filters etc
These LMLs engines will treat you good especially deleted

Emissions are the issue as you know
150k miles your just breaking it in lol🤪
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:21 PM   #7
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Engine shop

Link to an engine shop in AZ. Sounds much different than some have posted.
https://www.bridwellautocenter.com/e...acement-costs/
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Our 06 Duramax has 200,000+ on it and I don't plan on any repairs like you question, that thing has a lot of life left, keep driving!
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Link to an engine shop in AZ. Sounds much different than some have posted.
https://www.bridwellautocenter.com/e...acement-costs/
I'm just telling you what it is around the Houston area. I will admit I did not exhaust all possible avenues, but I did enough looking around, and what I said above is what I found here.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:45 AM   #10
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My buddies 2005 Chevy 2500HD Duramax has 350K miles on it, and still going strong. Only routine maintenance done to it, and it is used for construction.
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