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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2007, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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1984 help?

i have a buddy thats looking at a 84 4x4 6.9 with engine problems, needs a rebuild. What would he be expecting to pay for a new motor, rebuilt, or doing a rebuild himself? The owner wants 600 for the truck. So if its not to much he wants it.

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if it's 7.3 PSD, you're looking at least $5k just to start. and i think that's a little on the conservative side.

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na its a 1984 f250 with a 6.9 IDI motor.

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it's still gonna be about that much. former roommate of mine blew up his 6.9 IDI a couple years back and checked out how much for a new motor. it was gonna be about 5k including labor to swap everything out.

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oh i see, well labor is nothing to him, just needs the motor. lol

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if i were him, i would scrap the 6.9 idea and go with a '03 7.3 with as many goodies as i could afford!!!
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oh a 12v cummins, might be cheeper if we can find one.

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There were a few IDI 7.3's for sale in the D/FW area awhile back for 500-3K depending on used or rebuilt.

I would upgrade to the 7.3 IDI.

EDIT: Or cummins.

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oh a 12v cummins, might be cheeper if we can find one.
if i were to open that can of worms, i would just go to a parts house (kragen or the dodge dealer parts counter) to get one.

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