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Unhappy 2009 5.7L - Cracked Piston. What now?

Hi everyone.

I'm the original owner of a 2009 Dbl Cab 4x4 Rock Warrior with 185k well maintained miles. It has been a really great vehicle until today. I found out that it has a cracked #7 piston / cylinder scoring and I need some help. I'm trying to figure out my options. Even though I am very mechanically inclined and knowledgeable, I simply do not have the facilities to remove/replace an engine. What are your thoughts?

1st option- Replace with a used engine. Dealer says about $5k for a 118k mile used engine (No labor). I still have to research other potential used engines to see if this is even a good deal.
Do I want to spend $8k - $10k to install a used engine with the potential of this happening again?
I checked with Jasper. They don't rebuild this engine. I also can't find any short blocks.

2nd option- Sell the truck as is, private or junkyard. It's in good condition. Some paint chipping and minor scratching but structurally sound. Undercoating is on truck still so there is no rust on frame, etc. What's it worth? I'm guessing $7k-ish for private?

Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.
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Check ebay too. Here is one with 47k miles '16 though. Probably more listings on there..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Toyota...0AAOSwNHBdKNRB


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I can't help with option 1, but I think you'd be extremely lucky to get half that price for option 2. Who is going to pay $7k for a 10 year old truck with 200k that doesn't run?

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Look into "Remanufactured" engines. You will need to take it to a good installer but if your truck is paid off maybe your least expensive option.
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Looks like I've found some used engines to choose from.
From what I can find, either a V or a Y engine will work as they are one in the same.

The question I have is; What year range should I stay in? 2007 - ?
I've found a few 2016, 2017 engines available.

Thanks!
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newer is always better but there are minor differences in how the egr valve is connected.
not a big deal since you can transfer your parts over to new shortblock.
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Try this company:
https://www.lkqonline.com/2009-Toyot...y/-hSFOnOKcnnP

..and I would use a good rated independent shop to install it. Only go to the dealer for warrantee work. Good luck!

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