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Old 02-02-2005, 03:20 PM
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advance auto parts

I was in advanced looking for some stuff for my car. I noticed their engines and they have a few different choices to choose from. I was looking at the xtreme engines that have a 3 yr unlimited mileage warranty. I was wonder what were yall thoughts on the engines.

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crate engines

Probably no different than any other over priced crate engine.
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If you are interested in a crate engine at low cost and with a warranty; then go with the GM replacement 350 from your local Chevrolet dealer. Basic long block with 4 bolt mains runs around $1300 plus freight. You still need an intake, carb, distributor, harmonic balancer, flexplate, starter, headers, water pump and spin on oil filter adapter.

This is a NEW engine (HECHO EN MEXICO as are all Chevy V-8 engines sold in the new vehicles with the exception of some truck engines), whereas all the other so called crate engines are rebuilt.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:36 PM
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If you drive like me it could be a good investment! lol
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I work there and I haven't had anyone come back with bad engines so they are worth it just make sure you inspect it when you get it I've had one come through where the block was cracked. but it's worth it believe me. and they are cheap as hell
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I got one with the 3 yr warranty. If I had to do it again I would have gotten the Goodwrench 350. It's new... mine was rebuilt. Their are big differences in the 2 engines Advance offers. Basically whether new and used componants are installed and machining tolerances. The more expensive one has a lot tighter tolerances with the crank and bore. I say Goodwrench 350 for the money.
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? why not rebuild the present motor?

Ask at a local NAPA store where is the closest NAPA owned engine re-build shop.
May be close enough to get a quote on re-building your motor and/or a replacement.
Probably a few bucks more but you know what's in it, what was done.

Gotta "guesstimate" miles/years/motor price and car/motor value at the end.

Ex: value in 5 years, I would choose.....?
Jag conversion= crate motor
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a "beater"= "junk yard dog" and a basic home re-build. (amazing how long they last and run)
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In my opinion a seasoned block is better than a new one,the block is where it's going to be 100 heat cycles from now where a brand new one won't ask any good machinist & he will tell you the same thing.LOL
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If the engines are from a company called Recon, stay as far away from them as possible. The parts store I work for and the warehouse company that supplies us quit selling Recon products cause they are JUNK. I have seen their work and I wouldn't hit a dog in the *** with it.

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I once started with a block, crank and rods. Had the block bored, rods resized, picked up a 488" lift claimer cam, 11:1 pistons with full floater pins and a set of rebuilt 882 heads, all for $700. You just can't do that with a crate engine. You also help support the local machine shop.
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If you are interested in a crate engine at low cost and with a warranty; then go with the GM replacement 350 from your local Chevrolet dealer. Basic long block with 4 bolt mains runs around $1300 plus freight. You still need an intake, carb, distributor, harmonic balancer, flexplate, starter, headers, water pump and spin on oil filter adapter.
Do you have anymore info about this? I think this is what I'm interested in doing.
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about all I buy from Advance is oil & wax. I dont buy anything with moving parts from them LOL.sure, they have good warrantys, but how often do you want to pull it apart. just my 2 cents, Im sure others have faith in there stuff.
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Do you have anymore info about this? I think this is what I'm interested in doing.
I think this is what he is talking about.

You could probably do better than the price listed if you search long enough.

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Do you have anymore info about this? I think this is what I'm interested in doing.
Here is what I'm talking about. This engine can be purchased from any Chevrolet dealer and Summit also has them. The biggest difference would be in the freight charges from whoever you bought from.

GM Goodwrench engine
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