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8.1Vortec 03-17-2021 11:08 AM

Best place to buy or rebuild an 8.1 vortec
 
Where is the best place to buy a remanufactured 8.1 vortec or take one to be rebuilt. Engine is already out and I can do the install myself. Iím just looking for a reputable company that specializes in rebuilding the 8.1L. I already know of all the typical engine reman shops: Jasper, Powertrain Products, Blackwater, etc.. Iím looking specifically for shops that specialize in the 8.1L or for any firsthand experience from people who have had to replace an 8.1L.

Thank you

F4Gary 03-17-2021 12:25 PM

Where do you live?

D Gardiner 03-17-2021 01:12 PM

Honestly,....I'd check with local hot rod guys on a reputable (local) engine rebuilder.

Personally, my dad has had nothing but trouble from online big engine rebuilding companies.

RayJr 03-17-2021 01:13 PM

GM reman
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 8.1Vortec (Post 5676091)
Where is the best place to buy a remanufactured 8.1 vortec or take one to be rebuilt. Engine is already out and I can do the install myself. Iím just looking for a reputable company that specializes in rebuilding the 8.1L. I already know of all the typical engine reman shops: Jasper, Powertrain Products, Blackwater, etc.. Iím looking specifically for shops that specialize in the 8.1L or for any firsthand experience from people who have had to replace an 8.1L.

Thank you

Years back I needed a 454 and got a GM reman with a warranty, you didn't mention them.

F4Gary 03-17-2021 01:41 PM

This one popped up on a search...


https://www.blackwaterengines.com/pr...evygmc-engine/

RS505 03-17-2021 01:42 PM

Raylar builds nice 8.1 engines.

bmcgc 03-17-2021 06:25 PM

Blueprint engines through Summit carry a 30 mo/50,000 mile warranty.

Arch Hoagland 03-17-2021 07:14 PM

8.1 Vortec ....What happened to the original 8.1?

Isaac-1 03-17-2021 09:02 PM

I would be talking to Raylar

8.1Vortec 03-18-2021 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F4Gary (Post 5676180)
Where do you live?

Central Michigan.

8.1Vortec 03-18-2021 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by D Gardiner (Post 5676230)
Honestly,....I'd check with local hot rod guys on a reputable (local) engine rebuilder.

Personally, my dad has had nothing but trouble from online big engine rebuilding companies.

Itís looking like thatís what Iíll probably end up doing. It seems like all of the bigger name reman companies Iíve come across have nothing but bad reviews from using cheap parts and not honoring their warranties. Everyoneís sacrificing quality to make an extra buck. Iím just looking for an honest company that has experience with the 8.1.

Busskipper 03-18-2021 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 8.1Vortec (Post 5676091)
Where is the best place to buy a remanufactured 8.1 vortec or take one to be rebuilt. Engine is already out and I can do the install myself. Iím just looking for a reputable company that specializes in rebuilding the 8.1L. I already know of all the typical engine reman shops: Jasper, Powertrain Products, Blackwater, etc.. Iím looking specifically for shops that specialize in the 8.1L or for any firsthand experience from people who have had to replace an 8.1L.

Thank you


Tis would be my first place to look a bit. -https://www.ebay.com/itm/284111761325?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=284111761325&targetid=10683238504 70&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9007983&poi=&camp aignid=11612431626&mkgroupid=113527555336&rlsatarg et=pla-1068323850470&abcId=9300456&merchantid=114779685&g clid=CjwKCAjw9MuCBhBUEiwAbDZ-7vq85gPE9ENRZH2Ljyc2D2Ls3CuxYsWYtKx8uYTyG7DjTIo39o SshBoC7XIQAvD_BwE

ktoutoor 03-18-2021 03:42 PM

I would like to know the cause of your engine failure?
Did it run hot ?
Run lean?
How many miles?

8.1Vortec 03-18-2021 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by RayJr (Post 5676233)
Years back I needed a 454 and got a GM reman with a warranty, you didn't mention them.

That was one of my first thoughts too but I couldnít find any 8.1ís coming from GM. You might still be able to buy individual parts for them from GM but I havenít seen any assembled 8.1ís for sale from GM. Iíve found a couple of sites claiming to sell genuine new or GM remanufactured 8.1ís but when you dig deeper and ask questions they admit that they are remanufactured by an outside source, not GM. At which point I might as well just buy a Jasper reman and hope for the best.


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