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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:37 am 

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Got a great deal on a 2012 caprice. Now I just need to install a new engine. Looking for some tips on doing the job

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am 
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Welcome to the forum! Engines can be had from a number of salvage yards if it's truly totaled, best thing to do is search to do some cost comparisons. If the engine is not totaled and just needs internal work, you might consider a rebuild and doing the AFM delete along with a cam swap. What's physically wrong with the motor?

If you do have to replace the motor, I'd strongly consider dropping a 6.2 into it if you can. Basically it's virtually the same physical profile.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:35 pm 

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Welcome! As Eric asks, what's wrong with the current engine? Failed lifter/AFM stuff is commonly just replaced by even GM, and send the car down the road. Our '12 got a cam and a couple of lifters at about 40K miles.

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
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1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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