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Old 10-20-2008, 01:32 PM
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hey guys I went to one of the local yards recently and noticed 2 vortec 5.7's sittin on the core shelf. I was only interested in the heads, but when I asked the owner he said $150 for the heads per set...... OR $250 each and I can have the whole motor, but only if I buy both of them for $500. I asked him if he know's whats wrong with them and he doesn't.... I also asked if I tear them down and find they're cracked will he refund PART of the money, like $75 for a head and $75 for a block, and he said NO!!!
Says he will not honor any garentee on cores AT ALL. All he was willing to do is let me see if they spun freely and they both did...

I know they are worth the money if they're good, a lot more infact!!! But I don't know much about the newer vortecs like recalls or problems. I mostly work on the pre 85' stuff. He says they're Both are out of 96-99 silverados. One has the 062 heads and one has the 906 heads.

Do you guys know of any common problems strucurally (cracking, breaking, ticking, locking) GM had or recalls with these motors???? My thinking is even if i have to piece them together to end up with one good one It's still worth 500, and if theyre both good the that'll be just great....

What pistons are in these, dish of flats????? Thanks
Danny

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Old 10-20-2008, 04:28 PM
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Buy 'em, for that price. Those are factory roller cam blocks, and the Vortec heads are worth that much alone. Not a lot of cracking issues, more intake manifold leaks, heater cores, ect. IIRC, these are either a flat top or a slight dish, not much. Vortec rods are fairly stout, as well.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:35 PM
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I guess it's just the way I am, but if the bum wouldn't guarantee the parts not to be cracked, I'd tell him to go p*** up a rope and go somewhere else that would treat me better.
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yup... any of the junkyards I deal with, gaurentee there parts to be rebuildable if not reusable as is.... The U pull I use it even gaurentee engines to run unless they obviously won't ( seized, ect... )
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seems like a good deal. He probaly wants to sell them as-is to save himself a lot of headaches
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Hey Tech.....have you ever tried pi---- up a rope?
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Yes, when drunk many years ago. A good way to wet yourself down.
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