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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by santana, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. santana

    santana 1/2 ton status

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    Crate engines and rebuilt engines?
    Which would be my best option considering I drive my truck everyday?
    The eng in the truck siezed on me, broken crank and piston/pistons probably damaged block.. 84 350 carburated.. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Hard to beat the standard GM 350 Crate motor. Comes with a 3 year warranty and will run an easy 100K. (I had 145 on mine before I rebuilt it and it was only because I wanted to change it. It was still running fine.) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mrbill

    mrbill 1/2 ton status

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    Hard to beat the standard GM 350 Crate motor.

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    I agree..... Nothing beats the peace of mind knowing you got a dependable power plant. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    I'm putting one in as we speak!!!
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Last time I bought a crate motor, for the warranty to be good it had to be installed by a certified mechanic. Well, at least you had to have a certified mechanic sign the warranty slip.
     
  5. 88Silverado

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    for the warranty to be good it had to be installed by a certified mechanic.

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    That may be so. Not sure it would be too hard to find a mechanic friend to sign the paper. Its not so much the 3 year vs 1 year or whatever warranty, the GM factory crate 350 has been coming off the line for many years. Its a proven, reliable motor. Besides all parts are new, not rebuilt or remanufactured therefore its a great core to use 150,000 miles later for a rebuild /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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