Dead engine replacement through warrany, should I accept remanufacterd replacement?

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My problem with a reman is if I spend $85k+ on a vehicle and theres a parts failure that's covered under warranty then I don't want an $85k truck with a re built motor
Not sure what the price of the truck has to do with it.

Think this out, if your truck's engine fails to the point it is a candidate for an engine replacement, fixing the original engine or replacing it, you will have the same result, a re-built motor.
 

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Let's see, I started with a used engine, blew it up (I am actually surprised that they didn't fight him on it, since he drove it knowing that it was leaking coolant), and they are offering me a rebuilt used engine.
So I would go from a used engine with XXXX miles on it, to a freshly rebuilt engine with 0 miles on it - for free or small deductible.

I would accept that deal.

If rebuilt correctly, a rebuilt engine can be better than new. The block is already stress relieved and any bore/hone should stay truer longer.
 

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Not sure what the price of the truck has to do with it.

Think this out, if your truck's engine fails to the point it is a candidate for an engine replacement, fixing the original engine or replacing it, you will have the same result, a re-built motor.
My point with the 85k is when your paying a premium high price tag for any automobile you should recieve a premium service and experience . Plus if it's under waranty the last thing I'd expect on a new vehicle woud be to recieve rebuilt parts when I bought a vehicle with all new parts. Theres no way I'm going to personally spend a large amount on a vehicle and knowing that if a major part fails that I'm going to recieve a non brand new part. It's kind of like if a crate motor and a reman are equal in quality then why is it cheaper to buy a reman, because even the manufacturers understand that the quality isn't the same . I understand my high level of expectation isn't necessarily for everyone but like i said I've got plenty of time to stand up for what i believe is only right.
 

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Remans are less expensive because you already have an engine to start with.
That and the thinking of "new" vs. "rebuilt" - people but a premium on new. Though it isn't always of a superior quality.

The price gets closer if a core is required.
Many of the core parts that will be reused already have all of the machining done, holes drilled and tapped, etc.
All of this adds to the cost of new vs. reman.
 

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You realistically don't have a choice, the powertrain warranty explicitly states, in writing, they can use exchange parts. Sure you can probably lawyer up and try to fight it, with no guarantee except costs in time and money.
 

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Good news! You can get a “new” create motor, just buy it yourself. If your going though warranty, your gonna get what they give you.

It’s just the way it works. You could just spend another $85k and buy another truck.
 

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Wow . I bet warranty states you get a rebuilt . Everyone’s so entitled these days , l want , l won’t , I must .
 

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After thinking about some more.

Op, you deserve a new truck! Stand your ground and tell them I don’t want a new create motor, I want a new truck! Then explain how you deserve a new truck.
 

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I don't think the OP is feeling entitled, he just asked a question looking for opinions. As always on these forums, you'll get both good and bad advice.
 

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What is the difference between pulling your old engine and repairing it (rebuilding), and taking someone else's blown engine, rebuilding it, and putting it back in your vehicle?

Likely your old engine will get rebuilt.

The biggest difference is just time.

As far as new crate vs reman. There is probably little difference, although you may have had cylinders bored, and crankshafts machined. You could even gain a couple of HP. But, say you put 10 more years on the engine and choose to get it rebuilt in a decade. Then prior machining could put constraints on future work.

It won't be your problem if you sell it before that time.
 
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