Well it's been a week of discernment.. but ultimately think making a sound decision... I want something more than 5.7 single screw pushing the luhrs alura. Will go diesel eventually but not with the 8.2. It work fine if wanted to put around. But got an old wood boat with twins for a grand. I'm gunna break her up after getting AC and other things off. Allison twin disk 1.54/1 gears. Will work toward a diesel. Warranty gunna fix whatever is ailing Vortec. But think I'm working it too hard. Anyone interested in the gears etc.?