I have a 5.7L diesel 81 Eldorado that recently blew a head gasket and possibly cracked cylinder head. The shop tells me that no more gaskets exist, and no more cylinder heads exist as well. Rather than crushing this beautiful car into a cube, I would like to get the engine replaced. I found a shop that quoted me 5k for the replacement. Perfectly reasonable. Now I have been told that the 6.2 Detroit Diesel should fit in my car without too much trouble. However, not sure about the height. I’m also trying to put together a checklist of what I should be looking at when having such a swap done.
Any ideas or insight would be much appreciated.