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Old 07-20-2018, 01:35 PM   #1
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Lfx motor replacement

So its been two weeks since Iíve blown the motor in my car itís currently sitting at Chevy and they have told me thereís a hole underneath my block. Does anyone know where I could find another lfx motor? Or even if thereís a chance at rebuilding it? I want to hear from you guys what options are out there. And no I cannot afford to upgrade to a V8. Lol one day though.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you drive a 2015, are you not covered under the 5 year 100k?
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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If you drive a 2015, are you not covered under the 5 year 100k?
I highly doubt it will be covered since it was tuned. They are waiting for someone to come look at it and either approve the warranty or deny it and I feel like it will get denied.
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I highly doubt it will be covered since it was tuned. They are waiting for someone to come look at it and either approve the warranty or deny it and I feel like it will get denied.
You never know. Worse comes to worse, maybe they can source and engine and help split the costs. Just raise hell, and get GM Corporate involved too if you need to. I would fight it before I dropped the coin to get a new LFX put in.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:58 PM   #5
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I mean, everyone knows what they're getting in to when they tune their vehicle. It's kind of a pay to play zone.


That said. What happened to your motor? I money shifted mine and got the motor replaced (full bolt on, untuned) under warranty but I'm not sure if I got lucky or if I just doubled down with the right service manager present.


If you want the dealership to do it, you might be able to get them to find a used LFX motor since I'm pretty sure dealerships like to scoop up engines from previously wrecked vehicles. You don't really have a ton of options to be fair.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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Yeah I know what I was getting myself into when tuning. Thats why I’m almost sure they will deny warranty. Its not up to the dealership itself to determine if it will be covered, I was told someone will come down from Chevrolet or something from them to probably look at it and read the ecm. And what they think it is, is that it probably threw a rod.
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:25 AM   #7
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I highly doubt it will be covered since it was tuned. They are waiting for someone to come look at it and either approve the warranty or deny it and I feel like it will get denied.
Derek Lewis had 25 flashes on his ecu counter and a supercharger and they replaced his engine. They have to prove that the tune lead directly to your engine failure. Stick to your guns!
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:54 PM   #8
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Derek Lewis had 25 flashes on his ecu counter and a supercharger and they replaced his engine. They have to prove that the tune lead directly to your engine failure. Stick to your guns!
Thanks this brings some hope in me again lol. I wonít know until this week coming up I suppose. If they tell me they canít warranty should I ask why and what their belief of failure was?
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It's worth a shot.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:23 PM   #10
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Or just prepare to get screwed by GM like I did and pay the cash for a new engine. Now my engine was 14k past the 100k warranty with no performance mods. GM and the dealer were just nasty to the end. I am screwed since I still have a few payments left so I will just keep it and drive it. Good thing that I sorta still like my Camaro.
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They said if warranty didn’t cover it I was looking at 7-8k for a replacement. When I heard that My jaw basically dropped lol. I’ve seen used lfx motors for like 2k around that ballpark. And I know of plenty of mechanics around here that can put it in for me. But does anyone have a good recommendation of where to buy a motor? I’ve seen ebay and automotix
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Hoping Chevrolet will help you out with this, if not, I don't think I would be paying that much money for a replacement engine. I just jumped over to eBay where many salvage yards have fairly low mileage LFX engine for about $1600.00, some with free shipping. There are a number of them right here in our home state of NC. This would be a complete engine with all accessories.

Only car I have tuned is my 96 Impala SS, engine built and tuned by RPM Motorsports out of Garner. I don't touch my 2014 Camaro 2LT/RSS, if I want more HP I would trade her in for a SS/ZL1 or Z28, but that's not going to happen because I am happy with what I have.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:56 AM   #14
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They said if warranty didn’t cover it I was looking at 7-8k for a replacement. When I heard that My jaw basically dropped lol. I’ve seen used lfx motors for like 2k around that ballpark. And I know of plenty of mechanics around here that can put it in for me. But does anyone have a good recommendation of where to buy a motor? I’ve seen ebay and automotix
If you want a new block, then buying it from a GM parts outlet is probably the best option. Scoggin Dickey Parts has them for just under $5.K.

A used block can be bought from a variety of sources that sell used parts. You can even try Copart.

I see low mileage engines on Ebay all the time. You can also check your local Craiglist for wrecking yards that may be parting out late model Camaro's.

What exactly happened? Throw a rod out through the side of the block running too much n20?
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