- Dec 8, 2011
has anyone ever replaced the engine in a v8 envoy or trailblazer?? My denali has spun a bearing and needs replacement. The local shops are quoting between 4-7k for the replacement. Any help is welcome.
xxxotiknightz said:has anyone ever replaced the engine in a v8 envoy or trailblazer?? My denali has spun a bearing and needs replacement. The local shops are quoting between 4-7k for the replacement. Any help is welcome.
exact same thing happened to me... i feel(felt) your painxxxotiknightz said:What i cant figure out is where it went. There are no signs of a leak anywhere that I can find. No oil on the block, no oil on the bottom. Not even a spot on the parking spot at work and home.
Black_tb said:if the vehicle is payed for and your out only 5 grand and you have a 5 year warranty that isn't terrible considering what a whole new vehicle would cost just my two cents
xxxotiknightz said:unfortunately the vehicle is not paid off and we owe too much to make trading in worth the money. Plus I love this thing. Its a great vehicle and the you can't beat the comfort for the price. its nearly 6 years old and has 93000 miles on it. if it lasts another 6-8 years I'll be more than happy. Plus maybe I'll get some of those lost horses back that escaped over time The real luck in this situation is that I still made money on it. I re-enlisted in the military 3 weeks ago and got my sign on bonus at christmas. So I got 8k to use for what ever I want. I didnt want to use it on the engine but at least I'll still have some left afterwards to put in savings. Plus tax season is upon us and I should get some of the taxes they swiped from it back. All in all, yeah it sucks but somebody up stairs was watching out and took care of us. And I learned a valuable lesson: Keep up with your maintenance really closely.
Well, I just got my truck back and believe me, it runs better than ever. However, I wanted to share a few things that may be noteworthy...xxxotiknightz said:Well, im taking the Denali home to Tennessee to my old mechanic. He's putting a new engine in w/ 5yr- 100k mile warranty. $5000 bought and installed.
TGFB87 said:It's a V8. The engine I got was $2750 from GM with a 3yr/100K warranty. For my situation, it really was the best choice over a rebuild.
xxxotiknightz said:new engine is in and it runs like a champ. I hated to spend the money but it was worth it.
TGFB87 said:Mine is in as well and I cannot believe the difference. I also changed out the trans, transfer case, and diff fluid at the same time. It really does run like a new truck. And while it was a lot of cash, its a whole lot cheaper than buying something new and going into debt.
Dont forget to change the oil at 1000 miles and keep track of maintenance for warranty purposes. (Trust me - I hear the smallest knock in this engine, its getting warrantied!)
xxxotiknightz said:I was going to post a pic but everything I have is too large. Just imagine a 2006 Envoy Denali swb in metallic pewter grey. It feels more powerful to me. All those escaped ponies are back and pullin strong.