parts are starting to get here. i'm going to slowly attempt to make my truck look fresh again. clean thread, from scratch documenting the process. thanks to everyone who has given advice up to this point and thanks for the help that is yet to come. the engine is new from GM via summit. if you look at the review score it's 4.5 stars. 33 reviews total, 2 bad. here are the bad ones: should I pull the pan and check the torque on the mains and CRs? will this void the warranty? I thought gm would be building these with those crazy machines that torque all the bolts on a particular component down at the same time. I realize of the thousands, if not more, of these particular engines sold only 33 people decided to leave a review. I figure that if anyone had as bad an experience as the previously mentioned reviewers did, a good portion of them would have left a review. so maybe it's super uncommon to get a zero mile engine from GM that has poorly torqued parts? I'm leaning towards just building it up and leaving it be but I thought id ask so the more experienced engine guys could chime in with their opinions. carved out a little space in my garage. my wife doesn't know it yet, but I might have to pick up a carport from Costco if my new garage takes any longer.