Should replace my vehicle or my engine??

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  1. Msbruton

    Msbruton New Member

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    Should I replace my Tahoe or my engine??

    I have a 2010 Chevy Tahoe LS 5.3 L V8 with 131,100 miles. Well maintained, the only major repair, I've had the alternator replaced (in my opinion, prematurely, but that's another story).

    The "oil pressure low stop engine" light came on so I took it into a garage. They did a diagnostic test and a oil change (I needed one) and determined that there wasn't anything defective and it wasn't leaking oil, they said the engine is burning the oil. They advised to keep some oil on hand and check it daily, and if it got to the point where I had to add oil daily, the vehicle is done! So, I'm at the point where I'm having to add oil daily!! What should I do...replace my vehicle or my engine?? I still owe about $6000 on the vehicle.

    Please help!!

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Bertisamust.maximus

    Bertisamust.maximus New Member

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    I think it ultimately depends on your financial situation and how much you love your truck or not.
     
  3. Cycho

    Cycho New Member

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    I agree, If you like the vehicle and there are no other problems with it, I'd replace the engine. Especially being that you still have payments to make.

    Although...I was in your situation around 1975 with a Jeep Wagoneer. Was making payments and the engine went South. Really likes that Jeep but I couldn't afford a new engine so I sold it to my brother-in-law who just took over the payments, then I bought another car...on payments. :cool:
     
  4. Abaka

    Abaka New Member

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    One of the best lessons my dad taught me was that a vehicle is one of if not the worst investments you’ll ever make in your life considering depreciation and maintenance. But if it were me, I’d fix it. Who’s to say the vehicle you replace it with won’t do the same thing or have a different extremely costly problem. If you fix it you’ll have the piece of mind knowing your running a good engine instead of hoping a replacement vehicle has one. But that’s just my opinion
     
  5. Nate K

    Nate K New Member

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    I have the same vehicle and there is an oil consumption issue caused by a flaw in the driver's side valve cover. I replaced the valve cover two days ago and so far so good. Google Tahoe oil consumption.