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#41 Mad Bomber

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:59 PM

6k but I'm getting full core back. I found out that dealers only get about 5 to 8 hundred off. I will be getting it from Portland so no tax.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 08:13 PM

In doing this does anyone have a engine stand a tranny jack and a engine hoist

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:48 PM

$6000 really is not that bad.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:58 PM

I realize you have a motor on the way but I saw this for sale today and figured I'd share it anyway. It's a Facebook like no, hope it works.

https://www.facebook...112404389408109

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:07 AM

$6000 really is not that bad.

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I guess not. I just paid $6800 for my built 47RE tranny from Revmax. $6000 for an engine ain't too bad.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

I guess not. I just paid $6800 for my built 47RE tranny from Revmax. $6000 for an engine ain't too bad.


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I will tell you what you really need Steve is some Snow Cap. :right:



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:11 PM

 
I will tell you what you really need Steve is some Snow Cap. :right:

Lol! Bathtub incident still hasn't been forgotten after almost 20 years!


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:25 PM

Lol! Bathtub incident still hasn't been forgotten after almost 20 years!


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Wow, that came up again???  lol



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

By the way sorry to hear of you 53 block woes Eric, that really bites.  But a new motor you will be set for a long time.  I thought mine bit me a couple weeks ago because I lost quite a bit of coolant and found it dripping down the passenger side of the block at the rear.  I have a 53 block, 222,000 miles.  Turns out it was just a bad heater hose.



#50 Mad Bomber

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

Vaughn, I only got to 179K. Do you ever tow?

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:17 PM

heck if I hang long enough I may actually get to a "normal" for year mile truck .. now at 276K on a 2001.5 truck 

 

was high mile for a long time do to my commute miles back before I retired as well as travel/tow time., now sits mostly until we hook up the trailer to go again.  probably under 5-6K a year now



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:50 PM

Eric it's odd you had a 53 block in your '01.  Yes it's a fairly early '01 but it seems most of the 53 blocks wound up in 4x4s while 2-wheel drives more often had Mexican blocks.  My '01 I let you drive that Evan Beck had ordered, and then the second one Evan ordered and still has, both have the Mexican block. It's the best block to have, higher nickel content and harder walls and none have been known to crack.

 

From the information I have my truck spent much of its miles before me towing a 5th wheel, all over the US and Canada, until I bought it at 157,000.  I haven't towed much since then, but have turned up the power a little with Stage 2 injectors (no box). I just rolled 222,222 a couple weeks ago.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:59 AM

My 99 2wd had a 53 (No problems)



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

My 99 had the 53 block had long hard miles it didn't crack until 365,000 guess it's never to late my buddies twin truck crack at 225k there definitely a ticking time bomb.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:09 AM

My 99 had the 53 block had long hard miles it didn't crack until 365,000 guess it's never to late my buddies twin truck crack at 225k there definitely a ticking time bomb.

i do believe as well the ticking bomb



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

I am afraid the block has to be changed. You can try some bandaids but the fact of the matter is nothing is going to last long or be reliable for long trips IMHO.

It is probably going to be cheaper to find a motor from a running truck and just swap the whole long block. I will keep my eyes open for a candidate.

Sorry Eric. No one deserves this situation.

This is the best solution imo. I wish I would have seen this like 2 months ago there was a good running 24 valve for 2500 2wd 5speed

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#57 Mad Bomber

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:19 PM

I'm starting tear down today no garage to work in so out in cold and rain

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

Lots of people have been doing it that way for ever.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Potentially save time?

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