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Old 02-28-2003, 01:22 PM
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Post Engine swap on a 1994 Chevy 1500 4wd

A friend of mine has a 1994 Chevy Silverado 1500 4wd truck and the engine has no power at all. He is thinking of pulling the motor and dropping a non-computer controlled 350sbc in it. How hard would it be to swap these motors? Would there be any transmission problems with the new motor? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly welcomed!!

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Old 02-28-2003, 01:28 PM
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Well first off you might want to check and see if it will pass state inspection. Plus why in the world would you want to take that beautiful fuel injection off the truck. Just change out the cam and injectors and intake and get yourself a chip. and wha lah more hp!!! <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" />
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I'M LIKE CUDA66.. FUEL INJECTION IS GREAT. EASY STARTS. MORE POWER. IS YOUR MOTOR WORE OUT? OR DO YOU JUST WANT MORE POWER THAN STOCK?
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Apparently, from what I found out, the oil pump wasn't giving the engine enough oil and he kept driving it anyway. What kind of things would happen if the engine wasn't getting much oil to keep it lubricated? He says it has less power than a cheap 4 cyl. Could the cam, crank and other parts be really worn now?? Any help would be great!
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It is safe to say the engine has had it if there was no or little oil going to it. A cheap fix is to drop the pan and replace the bearings. Main and rods, along with installing a new oil pump. Not the best thing to do but a way to keep it running. With the bearings removed rub a penny across the bearing surface on the crank. If it leaves copper on the crank the crank must be(MUST be ) turned or polished. Sounds like the engine swap is in order to me. My 2 penny`s worth.
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