should i rebuild my motor in my diesel pickup or buy a new one?

Its a 1991 Ford F350 crewcab. with a 7.3 liter diesel.

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2 Responses to should i rebuild my motor in my diesel pickup or buy a new one?

  1. gary o June 7, 2009 at 5:39 am #

    Depends on condition of truck, but since all vehicles are a money pit, if the truck is in reasonable good shape I would replace the engine with a good quality rebuilt with a guarantee. This way you will only be out $3,000 or so vs $40,000+ for a new truck. Your choice.

  2. Mr. T June 7, 2009 at 5:39 am #

    Rebuild a 7.3 is costly. I would not recommend machining the block as there are no liners & there could be problems due to incorrect PH monitoring in the coolant, the cylinder walls may be thin to start with. I would buy a used engine & drive it until it dies. By then the rest of the truck will be tired.

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