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I am looking to replace a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L

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I am looking to replace a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L engine with a remanufactured engine. Mine mysteriously ran out of oil and now has a rod knock. I am finding 3 styles available, DDK3, DDK37 and DDE1. All seem to be a direct fit, but I am not sure which one to buy. My VIN # is 2D4GP44L87R205025.There is a valve cover tag with bar codes and numbers, TPTE1334604656 P04666619AA 38RS 619 AA. If that helps. My concern is if I buy a long block of a different ID, then my brackets, accessories or electronics may be out of sync. On the other hand,I don't know if one of these is simply better than the other.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  xsvector replied 1 month ago.

this is the factory part #5167338AA new from chrysler it runs $2145

who are you buying the motor from?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have not decided where to get it yet. I am trying to figure out which one to shop for. Is mine the DDK3, DDK37, DDE1, or some other style?Here is an example of what I am selecting from.FAMOUS BRAND DDK3 Reman Info
Crank Cast # 6433; Right Head Cast #(###) ###-####A/AB,(###) ###-####A; Left Head Cast #(###) ###-####A/AB,(###) ###-####A; Block Cast #(###) ###-####B; Dipstick Center, Prod. After 7/23/07; EGR on Left Front Head, DDR1 may be used instead; No Timing Cover, O/P KIT K391 ONLY (Only 4 Remaining)
$1,787.79FAMOUS BRAND DDK37 Reman Info
Crank Cast # 6433; Right Head Cast #(###) ###-####A/AB,4666049AA; Left Head Cast #(###) ###-####A/AB,4666049AA; Block Cast #(###) ###-####B; Thru 7/23/07, O/P Kit K117; 12 Notch Narrow Cam Gear; EGR on Left Front Head (Only 4 Remaining)
$1,787.79FAMOUS BRAND DDE1 Reman Info
Crank Cast # 6433; Right Head Cast # 4688AA/AB, 049AA; Left Head Cast # 4688AA/AB, 049AA; Block Cast # 1511AA/AB, 031AB; .555 Narrow Timing Chain, EGR in Front Left Head; T/C Cast #(###) ###-####A - For I.D. Not Included; Thru 7/23/07
$1,990.79
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That part number was for a short block... I am looking to buy a reman long block or crate.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I see that you are no longer online...I assume that your effort to assist me and has ended, leaving my initial question unanswered.