cost to replace engine on 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

needs new engine

Asked by for the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500
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?
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I paid $6300 for new vortec 6.0 at dealership, with 3 year warranty...