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    I was wondering if anyone knew a good price for a used 6.0 chevy engine. I found one that I can get for $1000 with the computer, and wanted to swap it into my '02 Silverado 1500. Just would like to know if that's a decent price or too much...and if I do get it, I will be having a 4.3 V-6 for sale with just under 100K miles on it
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    Originally posted by welderdude402 View Post
    I was wondering if anyone knew a good price for a used 6.0 chevy engine. I found one that I can get for $1000 with the computer, and wanted to swap it into my '02 Silverado 1500. Just would like to know if that's a decent price or too much...and if I do get it, I will be having a 4.3 V-6 for sale with just under 100K miles on it
    Which 6.0? There are many! Some are worth a bit, some are dirt cheap. Some are tuned for different torque bands, i.e. the LS2 makes a poor truck engine. Now a LQ4 I could see doing.
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      Well, I would probably have to get the VIN to find out about that. All I know is that the engine is out of a 2004 Silverado 2500 HD. The entire truck is totaled, but the drivetrain is still good. My truck is a 2002 1500 reg duty. I plan on puttin on some HD springs in the rear end. Also, would I have to upgrade the gearboxes, or just not pull a whole lot of weight. I wouldn't really be pulling too much right away, nothing more that I do now, but just want more power to if I need to. The V-6 is a little dog-y when pullin anything. Plus, power to weight ration would have to make some kind of change in the mileage.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by welderdude402 View Post
        Well, I would probably have to get the VIN to find out about that. All I know is that the engine is out of a 2004 Silverado 2500 HD. The entire truck is totaled, but the drivetrain is still good. My truck is a 2002 1500 reg duty. I plan on puttin on some HD springs in the rear end. Also, would I have to upgrade the gearboxes, or just not pull a whole lot of weight. I wouldn't really be pulling too much right away, nothing more that I do now, but just want more power to if I need to. The V-6 is a little dog-y when pullin anything. Plus, power to weight ration would have to make some kind of change in the mileage.

        Hmmm probably has the LQ4 then. I dont know if its going to be an easy swap as I believe the entire chassis harness is different along with the chassis and engine ECUs. Im not sure about the driveline. There may be little detail differences that arent easy to spot. Kinda makes you wish for days of carbs, points, and all huh?
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          Indeed it does. Things were much easier to just pull the motor and tranny and put in the new ones. NO D@MN COMPUTERS!!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by welderdude402 View Post
            Well, I would probably have to get the VIN to find out about that. All I know is that the engine is out of a 2004 Silverado 2500 HD. The entire truck is totaled, but the drivetrain is still good. My truck is a 2002 1500 reg duty. I plan on puttin on some HD springs in the rear end. Also, would I have to upgrade the gearboxes, or just not pull a whole lot of weight. I wouldn't really be pulling too much right away, nothing more that I do now, but just want more power to if I need to. The V-6 is a little dog-y when pullin anything. Plus, power to weight ration would have to make some kind of change in the mileage.
            V6-6.0 is a night and day difference, I use my 07 6.0 to pull my 40' two car trailer, and it does it fine. I do need to get a dually as I am 1,100 lbs overweight, but it seems to do fine for now, (once every 2 months)./

            Anyway, that is an LQ4, and is a good motor, but you might find it more trouble than it's worth to swap, much easier to sell your truck, and buy the 2500.... Trust me, MY 2000 Camaro SS has been through **** and back with swapping stuff, and you will find going from v6 1500 to v8 2500 is not as easy as it used to be. The frames are also different, im not sure the hd truck oil pan will work. Pretty sure the HD has a 4" taller frame in the rear, and 2 inches in the front.
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