cost to replace engine on 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

needs new engine

Asked by for the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500
I paid $6300 for new vortec 6.0 at dealership, with 3 year warranty...
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the cost can vary widely depending on who does the work and where you get the new motor from.backyard mech.vs. shop or dealer/new engine vs.junkyard or crate moter etc. i would say the cheapest price would be 1600.00 to 2000.00 and the new motor installed at dealer would run 3 times that.Also hows the tranny?
the tranny is good. son-in-laws friend is going to do the work for 1800.
He put the engine in and the computer won't set. Has failed inspection 2 times. Inspection report states not ready. Any ideas?