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    Just ordered used engine

    I just bought a 99 Y code northstar with 29K miles. It should arrive early next week for transplant into my 98 seville SLS. Should I make any improvements to the engine before installing (timeserts, sensors, gaskets, etc)? I bought this engine because of bad gaskets on the original motor. What should I do with the old one?

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    Re: Just ordered used engine

    Why didn't you timesert the old one? Seems like it would've been cheaper. That said, timesert and sell the old one.

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    I did'nt do anything to the old one because of the costs and that it was reported there was a lower end knock from a dealer. I brought it to another shop and he pulled a bearing out and I said forget about it...

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    Re: Just ordered used engine

    With a bad rod bearing the old engine isn't worth much but you might see if someone on th eforums wants it.

    Regarding the new engine, I would probably timesert it. It's a lot of work to install and you don't know how good the head gaskets are on this engine. It's a fairly easy job while the engine is out.

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    Re: Just ordered used engine

    i may be interested in the old motor for something new to play with!!! although its quite a drive for me to come get it, let me know what you decide to do with it, i have wanted one of these motors to tinker with for a long time, just been waiting for a junk one to show up!!!

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    I am going to bring it to the house. I don't know what I will do with it yet. I am not sure it is junk though. Can probably be fixed.

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    Re: Just ordered used engine

    well just save my name somewhere and if you decide to get rid of it let me know, but i am only interested if its messed up, i dont want a fixed or rebuilt one because i plan to tear it all apart, just keep me in mind

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    Re: Just ordered used engine

    I understand.

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