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Teleman

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Posted: 02/18/21 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2000 Airstream Land Yacht with a 7.4 Vortec motor with 90k miles on it. It runs perfectly and I have no reason to think it's going to need to be replaced anytime soon but should that day come what should I expect it to cost, roughly?

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I have over 200,000 on my 7.4. Treat it right and you should get that kind of miles. No engine work, just routine maintenance.
Long block is about $3000. add in external components another $1500. Installation will put cost up to nearly $10,000.


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I was gonna say $8-10k having all the work done, probably $4-5k if you DIY. Change oil and filter every 3k and you will never have to worry about this.


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Good to hear. 3k oil changes for sure.

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I will add that if or when engine goes out, I will be having tranny gone through! Add another $2000 for that!

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If, it ever fails. I would replace it with a HD version of the 502....If they make one.


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20 years to put 90,000 on a 200,000 mile engine?
Nobody can guess prices that far in the future. Or say what the house/frame or rest will be like then

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The main engine block should be fine if you've kept up on oil changes and not otherwise abused it.

The concern I see is the ancilliary stuff. Belts, hoses, water pump, radiator, computers, etc... failing.

Then you have stuff like wires becoming brittle and does it become a challenge to find faults.

Eventually, even though the main core of the engine is perfectly fine, is it more hassle than it's worth.


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valhalla360 wrote:

The main engine block should be fine if you've kept up on oil changes and not otherwise abused it.

The concern I see is the ancilliary stuff. Belts, hoses, water pump, radiator, computers, etc... failing.

Then you have stuff like wires becoming brittle and does it become a challenge to find faults.

Eventually, even though the main core of the engine is perfectly fine, is it more hassle than it's worth.


I agree, but by the time the truck parts get to be more hassle than worth much of the house will have passed that point.

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A few years ago I knew someone who had the engine in their Fleetwood Flair replaced after it self-destructed while they were in Florida.
It cost a little over 10K.

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