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GMC pickup 7/23/2012

1980 GMC C1500 Base 8 Cyl 5.0L

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I have a 1970 GMC pickup and have been advised that dead clinder has a bad connecting rod, sugested a rebuilt engine

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CVO 7/27/2012

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Dead cylinder? Bad connecting rod? Does the cylinder get a spark? Are the valves opening & closing on that cylinder? Is the connecting rod bent or the bearing scored? Sometimes a "mechanic" will replace an engine rather than repair the immediate problem. Consider the mileage, the overall condition of a 44 yr old vehicle, & your time & budget. Don't get double-talked into replacing an original engine and lowering the value of an historic vehicle.

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