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Maabco reman engines. Feedback?

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Anyone have personal experience? I know they have been around forever and mass produce these.
I do not believe in the cheapo engine thing...however

My 02 1500's 5.3 has almost 190k and pretty sure I have a lifter on its way out.
My oil pressure gauge is going crazy also..dont know if its a sender, a bad o ring or what.
I can get a longblock for 1799...figured Id do some portwork, [email protected] torque cam that can smog (already did the intake/TB) and run it til I can take the original and slowly do a rebuild I have more confidence in.

This is my primary need it running. Guess I have to get the El running eh? this should be interesting. 112 deg heat and a car thats been sitting a year LOL

Not expecting greatness from this thing just get me by for a year.
A used one with unknown history and tons of mi is still 1g-1500
Some yards claim theirs all have under 100k I find that hard to believe they are 20 yrs old!

Other options? Suggestions?
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My LS swap 5.3 liter truck motor in my 70 EC had 150,000 miles on it when it went in and a little over 154,000 miles on it now. No oil usage, very good compression and 48 PSI oil pressure on hot oil at highway speeds, 30 PSI at idle. This engine ran well up til the moment of its crash inside the original 1999 GMC Sierra donor vehicle. I have had to replace a few engine sensors and fuel injectors and somebody had replaced the valve seals before I got the motor.

So pick a 5.3 liter motor out of a wrecked vehicle. I paid $800 for this engine already pulled out of the donor and I've been very happy with it. I have every expectation of it reaching 250,000 miles with no more than normal service.

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