Need Advice - 2018 Yukon Denali - needs new engine

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How is $6k labor arrived at? Remember, I was guessing at $200 an hour for 30 hours, is $6k. That was a deliberate huge exaggeration. What is the motor price, alone? What is the breakdown for the rest.....fluids and such?

What is their labor rate per hour?

They will still make another run at you for a new vehicle. The core change, bait and switch, was left in on purpose to floor you with a huge price and get you to jump for a new vehicle. There was sales people left over to work on you after the tech is gone. Then the next day, the core charge is removed and they apologize. Rat fink b*a*s*t*a*r*d*s.
Weird thing is it's like this electronic invoice but not itemized and I've asked the advisor to send me something itemized which I've yet to receive.
 
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So assuming I get a motor installed, is there any opinion on trusting that motor to tow a boat or take the truck on long trips? This is a family vehicle that we need to rely on and my wife isn't feeling warm and fuzzy?
 

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I've got a friend that works at a dealership by my house. It's a Chevy dealer but it's not the same owner as the Chevy dealership in Wilmington NC. He's doing some research on parts prices and will do the work. I'm towing 140 miles to hopefully save some money
It will be worth it. Guessing a $500 tow will save you more than that. Unless AAA covers some of it. Make AAA aware of why you are towing away from that dealer.
 
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So assuming I get a motor installed, is there any opinion on trusting that motor to tow a boat or take the truck on long trips? This is a family vehicle that we need to rely on and my wife isn't feeling warm and fuzzy?
I would consider a transmission gone thru too. If you plan to keep the vehicle and it meets your needs and is paid off, it can be worth it, as long as you have taken care of the rest of the vehicle. I have an advantage by doing most of my own work. I tell people all the time that they need to have a savings just for the vehicle and put money in that every week.

She may only feel warm and fuzzy with a new vehicle. Buying another used vehicle, is just a guess as to what it may need or how soon it will need it.
 

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So assuming I get a motor installed, is there any opinion on trusting that motor to tow a boat or take the truck on long trips? This is a family vehicle that we need to rely on and my wife isn't feeling warm and fuzzy?
i'd be more concerned about that 8 speed than anything........ unless you got lucky and have the 10 speed, 18 was the first year
 
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First thing I'd do is charge that battery. Then I'd unhook the fan/alt belt, start the motor, and listen for any serious noises from the engine by itself.
The motor wouldn't crank at first, once it did they ran it for a few seconds because of the noise. So they tell me.
 

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For what it's worth, the engine on my 2015 Suburban 5.3 took a crap on me last June. The transmission was on its way out during that time as well. After lots of research, I determined that instead of replacing with what I had, I would purchase a fully dressed engine and transmission together and have it swapped in.

I sourced a GM L8T 6.6 liter engine AND transmission for $7200. This engine and transmission was fully dressed with all accessory components, catalytic converters, ECM/TCM, etc. I had an independant shop do the install. My labor was $6500, but that labor also included replacing several steering and suspension parts while it was in the shop.

All said, I was roughly $13k for an engine and transmission that had only 5 miles on it.

How could this apply to you?

Well there are PLENTY of GM L8T engines on Ebay with under 10... yes TEN miles on them. These engines bolt right up to the 6 speed, 8 speed, AND 10 speed transmissions. These L8T 6.6 liter engines are made without the cylinder deactivation junk, and in most cases these L8T 6.6 engines can be found for CHEAPER than the 6.2. Another bonus... it runs on 87 octane while putting down 401 HP and 464 TQ.

I have a fairly detailed build thread on this forum that you're more than welcome to take a look at.

I know its a lot to think about but I am a firm believer that knowledge is power.

Also, if you're looking to spend 22k... just buy my rig for 22k and sell off your Yukon LOL!!
 
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