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I have a 1992 Chevy Silverado truck with a 5.7 engine. I have a brand new engine still wraped up that I want to install but its made for a truck with a carburator. I want to convert the engine to fuel injection like my current engine has. My engine is at a shop right now. They want to charge me $1700 for the install & to add the fule injection kit. Is this a good price?

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HI MICKEY,I THINK ITS A LITTLE ON THE HIGH SIDE,BUT NO REAL FAR OFF.IF THE ENG IS OUT OF YOUR TRUCK AND THEY JUST HAVE TO INSTALL THE NEW ENG AND FUEL INJ KIT, WE WOULD PRICE THAT OUT AROUND $1300 TO 1400, IF THIS IS THE LONG BLOCK.HEADS AND ALL ON IT.. I WOULD SHOP AROUND AND SEE WHAT OTHER SHOPS WILL DO IT FOR..KEEP IN MIND YOU HAVE TO TRUST THESE PEOPLE..THIS IS YOUR TRUCK THEY ARE PLAYING WITH..I WOULD CALL AROUND TO SHOPS THAT HAVE A GOOD PAST WITH CUSTOMERS...HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU...TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

Experience

I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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Education/Credentials
high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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MANY CUSTOMERS IN OUR BUSY SHOP.

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