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I have a 1987 Chevy camaro with 5.7 v8 engine

One side of the motor, the piston/s seem to be knocking as i accelerate and as the engine temp rises. should i fix the problem or buy a whole new or rebuilt engine..whats cheaper??

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    Andrew Alvarado Jan 31, 2009

    thanks guys..but what do you think the cost will be?

  • Andrew Alvarado
    Andrew Alvarado Jan 31, 2009

    salvage.

  • Andrew Alvarado
    Andrew Alvarado Jan 31, 2009

    for both the engine and the labor??

  • Andrew Alvarado
    Andrew Alvarado Jan 31, 2009

    thats quit a bit....dang...with past experience do you think i can get this done cheaper, depending on mechanic??

  • Andrew Alvarado
    Andrew Alvarado Jan 31, 2009

    kay thanks dude for the info , you helped alot....=)

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Youre better offf getting another engine..make sure you hear it run before you by it

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 31, 2009

    for a new engine or salvage yard engine?

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 31, 2009

    550.00 650.00 range

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 31, 2009

    probably 1200.00 with labor

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 31, 2009

    check with differet shops and see what they would charge you to install it

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