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Old 05-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Just wondering...

I think this might be a stupid question, but I really wanted to know so here it is. I own a 2012 Camaro and was wondering if the engine's life ends within 6-8 years (hopefully), would it be possible to buy a whole new engine and just place it in the car? Rather than buy a whole new car? Also, is it possible to replace the V6 with a V8?
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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I think this might be a stupid question, but I really wanted to know so here it is. I own a 2012 Camaro and was wondering if the engine's life ends within 6-8 years (hopefully), would it be possible to buy a whole new engine and just place it in the car? Rather than buy a whole new car? Also, is it possible to replace the V6 with a V8?
You should not wear out an engine in 6-8 years. It should last a long time with just regular maintenance. 20-30 years may be more reasonable unless you drive a lot. You can however buy complete motors.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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You should not wear out an engine in 6-8 years. It should last a long time with just regular maintenance. 20-30 years may be more reasonable unless you drive a lot. You can however buy complete motors.
I meant 6-8 years plus the 2 years I've had it. At this rate, I'm putting like 13,000 miles on it a year.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:00 PM   #4
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I meant 6-8 years plus the 2 years I've had it. At this rate, I'm putting like 13,000 miles on it a year.
It will last longer than that.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:03 PM   #5
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I meant 6-8 years plus the 2 years I've had it. At this rate, I'm putting like 13,000 miles on it a year.
I think you're worrying too much
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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I think what he's looking for is to replace his engine. But why not just sell your engine to cover some of the cost to replace the one you want?
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #7
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I think you're worrying too much
Maybe but cars are cars you know? Sometimes you just get a bad motor...I haven't had any issues besides a misfire due to a shorted spark plug but I just can't see hitting 200,000 miles on a Camaro. Not trying to put Camaros or GM down it's just it's a sports car that's driven hard!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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I think what he's looking for is to replace his engine. But why not just sell your engine to cover some of the cost to replace the one you want?
I don't want to sell my engine. I just want to maybe buy a new one engine when this one is done...instead of buying an entirely new car.
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The engine in your car is the same one used in almost all of GM's V6 applications. It's meant to last.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:37 PM   #11
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Haha thanks man! Hopefully I won't need this website for a while!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:40 PM   #12
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The engine in your car is the same one used in almost all of GM's V6 applications. It's meant to last.
Well hopefully it lasts long! This car is my baby and I worry about everything way too much!
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Haha thanks man! Hopefully I won't need this website for a while!
No problem,
I think you'll be surprised with the life of it
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #14
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You can always have the engine rebuilt too....my Silverado is a 2005 with 140,000 and she still runs great. It really depends on how well you care for your car. Change oil, etc....

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We've had cars go over 290,000 miles on the original engine. And keep going for the next owner.

You're worrying too much. 6-8 years is nothing for that engine.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #16
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You can always have the engine rebuilt too....my Silverado is a 2005 with 140,000 and she still runs great. It really depends on how well you care for your car. Change oil, etc....

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I care for my car the best I can. The lowest my car has ever gotten on oil level is 8% and I use the fully synthetic oil. And I try to avoid driving it hard but sometimes can't help it
You would be amazed at how hard people drive their cars and how little they keep up with them... Having some fun in your car isn't necessarily all that hard on it. Sure redlining it all the time isn't great, but some spirited driving shouldn't harm you too much.
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