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Questions - 03 Engine in Late 04..
First off I am a 100% 7.3 guy and I know very little about the 6.0s other than the basics, but I am learning more and more.
I have a late 04 that I bought a while back just because it was cheap. It had LOTS of fuel in the coolant and was pretty ruff running. I was planning on new Black Onyx head gaskets and ARP studs anyways so we decided to pull the heads as I just automaticly thought it had to be injector cups and we would just slap all new ones in. But I guess that was my first mistake as this is not a 7.3 and I made the assumption on my experiance with the 7.3.
After pulling all the cups we did not find any of them that appeared to have any issues. So I started researching and making a few calls and found out that the heads have porosity issues. After finding this out I have called and called trying to find someone in our are that could pressure check these heads and no one around has a clue how to check them out.
So this has left me at the point of having to spend the money for a completely different set of reman heads for around $800.00 as I have not figured out any other gopod option. I have been putting this off for a good while now hoping a better option would come along.
Well I came across a guy that has a 03 model with 120,000 miles (50,000 less than my current engine) on it that he is pulling out to swap a Cummins in. The engine runs excellent with no leaks or issues of of any kind other than it dies when it gets warmed up.
The complete engine with EVERYTHING will cost me $1100.00 by the time I go get it.
My quyestions for you all are the following:
Is this a good and smart option for me to do??
Should I just strip both engines down and use all of my 04 stuff on this 03 engine or is there stuff on the 03 I should use that may be better??
I just need to get an advice that I can as to what route I need to go on this deal. This is going to be my personal truck that I will be driving and hauling with a lot and I want to be sure I am doing eveything the best way possible.
I have a set of 30,000 injectors from a 06 model I am planning to put in also.
I also plan to go ahead and do the EGR Delete, Head Gaskets, Head Studs, New Oil Cooler, Swamps Hot FICM mod, PHP FICM Flash and PHP Gryphon Module.
Any help and suggestions on this would be greatly appriciated as I need to get this thing going ASAP. I have sold my other two trucks and will vehicle less shortly.
2001 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4WD
1999 Ford F250 Reg. Cab 4WD Pulling Truck - First Custom Parallel Twin Turbo System on a 7.3L Power Stroke Truck - Just a few minor supporting mods