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Pic related but black is black. Shop says a rod was thrown. $9200 to replace engine. They offered to buy it for 1000$. Am I being ripped off
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>>25920103
Yes
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>>25920117
Can you elaborate ?
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>>25920125
What’s the mileage?
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Mileage and condition please.
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>>25920103
How hard can it be to swap in another 5.3? Its a shitrod engine so it's smol and simple. Delete the time bomb lifters while you're at it?
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>>25920103
Dude, those gen 4 5.3L are like $800-$1,000 from a junkyard.
There are millions of them.
Furthermore, even remanufactured 5.3L arn't $8K
Repair it yourself
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>>25920162
170k and fair condition. Not as clean as picrel, but not bad. Some nicks and dings here and there. Cracked dash.
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>>25920185
How much labor should a shop charge to switch one out? They want to use a remanufactured engine. I didn't ask for the labor / parts break down. I was a little floored by the 9200 figure. 2 other shops, which I only called, wanted 10k+ as well for a 5.3 swap. I've never swapped out an engine myself.
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>>25920103
Do you have ACM/Displacement on demand? If so it might be a lifter issue, but I have no clue how the shop reached their conclusion.
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just go find some black bubs and pay them a case of malt liquor
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>>25920185
>just swap an engine with no tools and no experience on your daily driver
this board is genius
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>>25920487
>just swap an engine with no tools and no experience on your daily driver
Yes.
I never removed and replaced an engine before.
Untill I tried it.
It's not that hard on a truck.
It's also an LS, so even easier.
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>>25920487
I did exactly this 10 years ago, don’t act like it’s hard - you’re just retarded
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>>25920487
Yeah YouTube exits old man gotta start somewhere.
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>>25920103
You’re being ripped off, you can literally get a LQ4 from any junkyard in this country for $400.
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>>25920487
Start on friday night. Use youtube to see how to do it before hand.
Shouldn't be that bad in a 2009 truck.
Just get an engine hoist.
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>>25920487
it can be daunting, but it isn't hard in that there's so much complexity etc. it just takes a lot of time. Probably the most difficult thing you'll encounter will be bolts in awkward spots, or bolts that haven't been touched in 20 or so odd years and so you'll be fighting to loosen them.
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>>25920103
Yes. They're fucking you in the ass either way you go.

Engine isn't worth $1k in virgin condition. $8k in labor should buy you literally anything at all on any vehicle, let alone a fucking 5.3 swap.

They're good trucks. But don't spend over $3k or so on it.
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>>25920103
Yes, sort of. Get a junkyard engine and. Swap it yourself
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>>25920510
>>25920516
No experience means never even changed your own oil before
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>>25920103
Should have tuned it pleb, I have a 2009 Cheby Silverado also and the 5.3 on premium with shorties and a exhaust sounds like freedom
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>>25920658
Yes I get it, I did it on my shitbox second car at 19 years old and my swap wasn’t to the exact same engine, I went bigger and had to deal with several custom parts and changes. I 100% used the Internet.

I’ve also worked on a bunch of LS engines and know they’re infinitely simpler and more straightforward than any late 80s TBI.
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>>25920667
>2nd car as a kid
exactly
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>>25920667
In this case OP needs to grab a new engine, get a new long block from a junkyard, have a machine shop lightly handle it to make sure the bearings are all good if he wishes.

Take all the accessories off the old engine and swap the two.

It cannot be simpler. FYI I work into a white collar job now and never went into turning wrenches or the such.
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>>25920676
who the fuck has a machine shop nearby? never heard of that before. thats like having a blacksmith that'll make you a sword nearby
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what op needs to do is get a second fucking opinion, no point in doing a swap if it's just a bent pushrod or exploded rocker bearing. that is of course unless there is a visible inspection port in the block, in which case it still needs to go to less scammy shop.
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>>25920680
>who the fuck has a machine shop nearby
Literally everyone who does not live hundreds of miles from the nearest human.
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>>25920680
The machine shop is the only reason I ever have to go into the city of Raleigh, NC.
If it wasn’t for the damn machine shop I would never have a need to ever go into a shitty ever again.

There are a couple blacksmiths local though, I’ve had them help restore some of my great grandfathers inventions with period correct parts.
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>>25920480
Inb4 op does this and now needs an engine, radio, and wheels
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>>25920680
>>who the fuck has a machine shop nearby?
i live in bumfuck nowhere and i know two guys who i can go to
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>>25920487
please tell me you lease your vehicles
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>>25920658
Doesn't negate the fact that if you can't follow simple directions using simple tools you are a moran.
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>>25920680
>I can't find them on doordash therefore they do not exist
zoom zoom
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>25920680
DO NOT FEED THE FUCKING TROLLS
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>>25920516
Don't forget lazy. Retarded and lazy.
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shop labor prices are around $100-200/hr
you can find a engine for cheaper through the junker or other rebuilders, or you can get one "new" from the dealer with some warranty
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>>25920487
Adults have more than one car and a garage. You have failed at being an adult.
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1000 bucks for a chevy truck any year even without an engine is a rip. Especially a GMT900. Damn you're dumb. Anyway just pay a shop to put in a 5.3 and ask them to remove cylinder deactivation. If you like the truck then it's worth keeping. GMT900s are great trucks but their flaw is cylinder deactivation
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Not even meming, if you can get it to your largest local junkyard there will likely be Mexicans hanging out there who can swap an engine for you. They even have an engine lift with them. They just sit in the parking lot and wait for people to show up who need help. If you can borrow a car, head down to your biggest junkyard and see if anyone's around who can help you and talk to them. Also check for a good engine while you're there.
This should cost you a total of $1500-$4000 max.The lower end being for the parking lot Mexicans and the higher end for a shop.
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>>25920684
They said a rod was thrown into the oil pan. The new remanufactured engine and oil pan is 9200. When I towed it in some shop guy rolled under and said he couldn’t see anything but he thinks it’s a rod thrown into the oil pan. The shop called 2 days later and said they looked in further and it’s a rod thrown into oil pan, 55$ diagnostic fee. So I’m assuming they looked into it further, can’t say for certain. If I had the space and time I would give it an attempt at replacing myself, but it’s just out of the question until I get a better place to work with. I can’t afford the 9200 and am inclined toward selling. Is 1k that bad or is it worth more toward 2k - 3k ? The shop wants me to make a decision by Monday.
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>>25922819
> The new remanufactured engine and oil pan is 9200

$9200 for a 5.3. Find a new shop. The shop owner must have just bought a boat or owes the mafia money.
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>>25922819
I don’t even know how this is a question.

You can get an engine and swap it for $800 including a machine shop checking out the engine. Spending $9,200 is beyond retarded, hell you can put a fucking supercharged V8 into the truck for that cost.
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>>25922819
what the fuck is it a built engine making 700 na hp? thats literally the only possible logical reason just the engine is 9 grand. that shop is kiked to oblivion, run far and run now.
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>>25922037
Truckfags can't understand that you don't daily drive a fucking truck
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>>25920680
I unironically have both nearby.
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>>25920680
My town of 12k has a machine shop.
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>>25920103

Go to a private mechanic to swap in a refreshed engine from salvage. Should be in the 3k range, and that includes new mounts, retuned ECU, top end clean up, fluids, etc.
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That POS is still worth ten grand even with no engine. Yes someone will buy it. Maybe they'll be smart and replace it with the 6.2l chad engine (L9H). People that buy 5.3s are dumbasses and the only way to redeem yourself is to immediately remove the cylinder deactivation bullshit.



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