2008 Cts 3.6 DI
So just recently my 2008 CTS DI engine locked up just a few days ago. When I was driving the car, the engine simply shut off. So I had the car towed to the dealership to find out that the car was low on oil causing the engine lock up. (Please don't blast me in the comments but no check engine light nor indication alerted us that the car was low on oil) Now the quote I've received back came around 8 grand and some change not including labor to get the engine replaced. Some people and the dealership are telling me to get a new one. But we want a car note and we've become pretty attached to this particular car. Mostly because it is hard to find another 2008 CTS DI (Hot Lava). This is my mother's car and she has worked very hard to get it, and I don't want her to spend any additional money on top of everything. So I want to do the Engine Swap myself with absolutely not that much experience with working with cars. But It is not a hard concept for me to learn. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand give me step by step directions. I just want to be pointed in the right direction, like things I should look out for or keep note of. I have access to all of the tools needed. Hopefully, you all can help me. Thanks!