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Q: engine replacement cost compared to rebuilding on 1998 GMC 1500 Pickup

I have a 98 GMC 1500 series pickup with a V-8 5.7 liter engine that has no compression. Trying to find out if it is cheaper to rebuild or buy a new engine or rebuilt one and what it would cost for the job of replacing the motor?
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The cost of the repair is high. The engine is a significant part of the cost of the vehicle. Instead of rebuilding, consider buying a rebuilt long or short block (depending on your mechanics advice and the condition of the cylinder heads).
Also consider getting a guaranteed used motor. I'd choose the guaranteed used motor if cost is a big factor. I sure wouldn't rebuild it, a technician cabable of doing it right comes at a much higher price than a guy who could install an assembled motor.
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