Blown Connecting Rod in my 05 6.0
Dealer is saying cylinder 8 overfueled and hydrolocked causing it to blow the connecting rod. They suggest buying a new motor saying i would have to lift the cab to get to the back-side of the engine to work on it. I am $800 into diagnostics alone and dont know what to do.
There is a local guy parting out an 05 6.0 motor with a hole burned through one piston, I could get parts from him but I have no clue where to start with getting this thing fixed.
I am 19 years old, am in college full time, have no money and have minimal mechanical knowledge. I also have a three-tonne topkick with a Cat/Allison combo, my buddies are joking that i should throw that in my f-350. Been trying to sell the big truck for a couple of months now but no bites, what are my options? Rebuild? Cummins swap?
Thanks guys, I am currently at a loss for what to do with my $20,000 lawn ornament...I thought the bottom ends on these motors were supposed to be bullet proof? I expected to eventually blow head gaskets, but this is insanity.