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Will a Job 3 motor go in a Job 1 truck?
I did a dumb (DO NOT OVER REV YOUR ENGINE with the higher Spartan tunes), and messed my truck up pretty thoroughly. It's out of warranty now, and I am weighing options. I know where there is a wrecked truck with a good engine. The only problem I really see (aside from the time it takes to change that effer) is that it is a job 3 truck, and mine's a job 1.
Is there any physical differences in the engines, or is it just computer and body changes. Or am I going to run into a problem like the people that try to install a '06 6.0l in an '03 6.0l truck. That is, they bolt up, but don't actually work with the computer without major computer re-working.
In case anyone actually read it this far, and want to know about what I did to mess the truck up: 4.30 gears won't let a truck go over 120 mph without running out of revs. So don't. I heard a resounding "BANG" and then I let out. I thought for sure that a connecting rod let go. It wasn't. Once I got to stopping, I realized that the engine was popping out the intake. I think I smacked a valve, and bent/broke a push rod or two. Which is quickly followed by the lifter rotating in the lifter bore, and scratching the cam shaft. I think that TwinTurboStroker (Julian) did about the same thing when he did a burn-out one time. If I recall correctly, it cost him about $6000 to have one piston/con rod, new cam, new lifter/push rod/rocker, new valves, re-grind the valves, and a bunch of labor for pulling and completely breaking the engine down to it's nuts and bolts and putting it all back together.
So, for a little bit more, I can get a "new" engine with ~30K miles, and it comes with turbos, accessories, etc.
Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
'07 F250 CC SB 4x4 XLT - SCT /w Innovative Tunes
4 '09 & '10 E350 6.0l ambulances
1 '08 Duramax 6.6 (LMM) van ambulance