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Engine stock 350 has 170000 miles on it. starting to give me a lot of problem. i pull a boat a lot pretty heavy. egine just worn out i guess. but i took care of it. is it possible to put an egine from a 2005 model suburban or newer in it? what kind of problems would i encounter?

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