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Old 03-08-2011, 08:15 AM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:22 AM
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Sorry about the typo in the thread title, should say "my" instead of "mt" but I don't know how to change it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:28 PM
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:36 PM
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The easiest thing to will be to find a short block.

I would put some ARP head studs and a EGR delete while it is apart.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:55 PM
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I would definitely do ARPs and an EGR delete on anything I put in, wondering if I should take some time and part out my engine to help me get enough $ to buy another one? What would a set of stock injectors fetch? Are the heads or block worth anything? Turbo? I know of a few used engines in town but I would need to get 3 or 4 grand together before I could pick one of them up.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:07 PM
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Wow how many miles where on your truck ?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:11 PM
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Bought it with 200,000 kms in september and put on 10,000 miles as a daily driver since then. I have seen the highway once and never towed with it. Needless to say I'm pissed off and wish I bought my dads duramax instead...

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:24 PM
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If you found a short block you wouldnt need to find new heads or injectors. You would use the ones on your truck now.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:13 PM
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I'm actually pricing out used complete motors right now, has anyone ever heard of this happening? I found 1 similar thread after days of searching. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket?
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:34 PM
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It is rare, but does happen.
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