So, I bought my very first Chevy ever. It is a 99 4x4 tahoe 5.7 vortec. This thing is clean it has 126200 miles on it, I have always liked the way they looked so I got it. 5 days later driving down the road I decided to romp on the gas to see what she HAD. She didn't have much, I lost all power and died. I couldn't get it started back up so I cought a tow to the house went out the next day started right up but now I can hear a bearing going bad in the engine. I don't know which bearing it is yet but it is in the front part of the engine. Yes I removed the serpentine belt to confirm it wasn't a fan clutch or pully. My question is what would be my best option to buy a short block and use my motor to complete the engine I found one for 700, a long block best price I found is 1500 plus core charge, or could I replace the bearings myself and it would be good.