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Timing Chain Troubles in Your GM Crossover SUV?

Great Car. Dead Engine.

Don’t Worry. I Have a Plan that Works.

You are not alone in your timing chain troubles. The solutions are harder to come by. Timing chains usually stretch in GM Acadias, Chevy Traverses, Buick Enclaves, and Saturn Outlooks. If you don’t have the problem, you are likely the exception, rather than the rule.

But what do you do after you’ve invested in and paid off your car? Do you let it sit on the blocks until you can replace the engine? Or do you do what it takes to get it back on the road? If you can change your oil, we can guide you in your engine swap. You should be able to get more life out of the vehicle you’ve already invested so much in.

Start with our Perfect Engine Removal Tools List.

Get Your Perfect Engine Removal Tools List

The Perfect Engine Removal Tools List is a complete list of the tools you’ll need to do an engine swap in your own garage. The List includes source links and current prices so you don't have to search around for the right tools. All that work has been done for you, so you can perform that engine removal yourself.

My Gift to You

I’m Big Red, and I’ll show you how to do tough jobs in your own tiny two car garage (or one-car garage, if that’s the case). The Perfect Engine Removal Tools List is my gift to you for signing up below. I replaced the engine on my SUV in my garage. We captured the whole engine swap on video, and created a comprehensive instructional video course to show you, first hand, how to swap your engine.

The Perfect Engine Removal Tools List

The Perfect Engine Removal Tools List is a complete list of the tools you’ll need to do an engine removal in your own garage. The List includes source links and current prices so you don’t have to search around for the right tools. All the hard work of finding the right tools to perform an engine removal has been done for you.

Why is this the PERFECT TOOLS LIST? Because it’s not just one list, but TWO!

The Essential Tools List contains the minimal set of inexpensive tools you’ll need.

The Premium Tools List contains a list of the best tools we could find for wrenching at home. The Premium Tools should make your engine removal, engine replacement, engine swap, and general wrenching, faster, safer, and more fun.

BONUS! Start your own engine removal with my FREE Engine Removal Checklist.

The Engine Removal Checklist is the first step on your own journey to swapping or replacing your own engine in your own garage, like I did!

I have been been working on cars out of a regular garage for many years. I have an engineering mind set that solves complex problems, so you don’t have to!

Use the Social Media links below to visit my channel on YouTube (and watch fun stuff on TikTok) to give you a preview of the quality you can expect, while giving you something great to watch!

Get the Engine Removal Checklist for an orderly list, which will lead to a successful repair. It all starts with the right tools you’ll need to remove, replace, or swap that dead engine.

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Who’s to Blame?

Are timing chain failures due to owner maintenance or manufacturer error? Irregular oil changes can damage your timing. Then there’s the fact that the oil gauges on the 2008-2010 GM Crossover SUVs were set to 8,000 miles per oil change, though you could run out of oil by 5,000 miles. GM blamed customers for negligence on this score, but after many complaints, they recalled the cars to change the oil gauge. However, the timing chain failure continued.
timing chain

What to Do?

Timing chains are supposed to last the life of the vehicle. They should never need replacement in order to maintain the car. If the timing chain breaks, the piston and valve will collide. This will damage the cylinder head, valve, piston, and/or camshaft. These are very expensive to repair or replace. You’d be better off with either an engine replacement or trading your car in for a new one. Good luck selling a broken car.

I Have A Plan That Works

A combination of good engineering, straightforward directions, and sturdy tools make you up to the challenge of an engine swap.

You don’t have to know all that’s involved in engine removal and replacement up front, but you must bring certain skills to the table.  Make your skills work for you. Get started on that engine replacement!

If You Can Change Your Oil, You Can Learn to Remove and Replace That Dead Engine

We have compiled a list of things you need to get started on the engine removal and replacement. You can access it for free.

Even with the list, you’ll need to actually know how to do the engine removal and engine replacement—and we’ve got you covered there as well. Step by step videos recording the whole process of the engine removal and replacement are available for preorder right now! You will be able to catch all the action up close, with our first and third-person camera angles. The 1080p high-definition video doesn’t miss a step in the engine replacement. The professional lighting makes sure there are no shadows blocking your view.

Pre-order now, while we are still recording and finishing up the course, and pay only $159 for the whole engine removal and replacement course.

Wait until we’re done, and you can still buy the video. But it will be full price: $597.

Get Your Copy of the Engine Replacement Course!

Step by step instructions and high-definition videos walk you through the whole process of the engine removal and replacement. The entire comprehensive engine replacement course is available for order right now!