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Crate motors?

I recently lost an injector and that shot a hole in my piston it seems, theres no compression left in the cylinder. So I'm kind of looking for the best option to replace my motor, I have banks intercooler, EGR delete and head studs on this one. The ford dealer says with the re-man I woldnt get a waranty after all the upgrades I have on my truck. Anyone have any good suggestions where to start?

I hear getting it remaned is around 10,000 by a dealer
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Your best bet is finding a used short block.

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A black mamba is $7-8k I would do that before a dealer reman. But you see guys offin 60-70k mile engines for $3-4k
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check out blackwaterengines.com
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they start at 3900 plus 1000 for core charge and they will put headstuds in for an extra 500. Cheapest I have found. 2 year 50,000 mile warranty to.
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Check where you are losing your compression, Ford dealer told me my engine was done too. Took it to a local powerstroke shop who told me I was losing all of my compression out of the intake. It ended up being a bent intake valve. 1 new head and a set of HG/ARPs and i should be back on the road by the weekend. Good luck!

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my motor was locked up, due to overheating, replaced with a used 06 motor from a totaled truck, look for a used block, or crate motor.


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Has anyone used a Black Mamba crate engine? I see folks bring them up in discussion all the time but, I've never heard of anyone actually runnin' one.

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But be careful! Right after the ford dealer told me my engine was done I went out and bought a used one that ended up having a burnt up piston lucky for me I used the heads to fix my actual problem, but im still pissed!

Once again, I wish you good luck. Might be worth going to a couple of local salvage auctions and checking prices on complete rollover trucks?

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  • 2.5" Level
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  • Sinister EGR Delete
  • 03 Turbo
  • Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheel

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  • T444E
  • 6+ Eaton Fuller
  • 24' Box with Gate

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