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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 car-part.com 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.

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