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Old 02-22-2011, 09:09 PM
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Replacing 7.3 for 7.3 help

My 02 4WD crewcab with 184K mi on it threw a rod and cracked the block this weekend. The shop wants $12K I don't have to get her running again. I found a used 7.3 with 60K on it a guy is selling everything under the hood for $3K. I am looking for advise, tips, procedures, and possibly someone to talk me out of attempting the changeout.

I am a little frustrated at the moment and am currently working on my 2nd 5th of JD for the night so I apologize if I'm not making any sense. I have the Haynes manual for the truck and the engine , but the books can only do so much. If anyone has done this type of job b4 and could give me some info I would greatly appreciate it.

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It's really not that big of a deal to swap the engine yourself. If you can save 9 grand, that's all the more reason. Have you ever pulled a motor before? There are plenty of pictures here of it being done. You'll just need to invest in a good engine hoist before you start since the motor is heavy.

Another option is to find a cheap junk yard engine and just order a rebuild kit for it for around $1,000 and rebuild that engine before you drop it in.

Any idea what caused the damage? Got a chip or tuner? Got any pictures? Got two aspirin for in the morning?
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If you can get a complete engine with everything for 3k and only 60K milesthats good go for it.Maybe you have a budy that can help. I never did deisels before either but have done enough gas rigs where I would give it a go and pocket the money or just not spend it.
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Diesels are about the same as a gas when swapping whole engine, just a lot heavier. X2 on where you are located?
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After a 5th of JD, Probably on the floor.
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Yea, he's not up yet this AM. LOL!

I pulled my engine in about 4hrs last time... did not remove hood or AC condensor.

I think Clay can get ya a longblock from FORD for about $4500. I'd be very tempted to do that if ya cant tackle a rebuild. $3k not a bad deal for a COMPLETE 60k mile engine though!!!
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How much does a complete 7.3 weigh?
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My 02 4WD crewcab with 184K mi on it threw a rod and cracked the block this weekend. The shop wants $12K I don't have to get her running again. I found a used 7.3 with 60K on it a guy is selling everything under the hood for $3K. I am looking for advise, tips, procedures, and possibly someone to talk me out of attempting the changeout.

I am a little frustrated at the moment and am currently working on my 2nd 5th of JD for the night so I apologize if I'm not making any sense. I have the Haynes manual for the truck and the engine , but the books can only do so much. If anyone has done this type of job b4 and could give me some info I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
I feel your pain. My 01 with 170k did the same last week. Did you have any mods done to the truck? Tuner, turbo, injectors? The 7.3 with 60k sounds like a pretty good deal.
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