Just did the heads $2000, 2 injectors $600.00 water pump $200 , uvch and glow plugs with realy $250.00 and the thing still smokes and has a rough idle & that was just parts I did the work, Could have bought a new gas engine by now! love the 7.3 but just waiting my options before i do an over haul or something crazy! A diesel is kind of over kill for just driving to work, I spend more in fuel warming it up than driving it.
wow man, thats terrible....
(( im sorry did it hurt?
-There is a guy selling magnafluxed know good heads on my local craigslist for 300obo a set.
-you could have spent 1200 and had all 8 rebuilt and upgraded to stage 1's
-friend just got a waterpump for 80$ off rock auto with a decent warranty...
-you also got taken on glow plugs and all that jazz as said before...
-you should have checked compression, sensors, fuel pressure, HPOP ect before throwing everything at it like that....what made you think it needed head work? and how did you figure 2000$ was the price to pay?
-if your spending a considerable amount of money in fuel letting the truck idle, your probably just washing the thing down....just plug it in a few hours before work, 10c KwH...really not expensive.
a engine swap will be a lot of work, you will be dropping the value of your truck thousands of dollars and spending even more to do so.
I personally would pay more for what you seem to think is a broken pile of scrap 7.3 then I ever would with a 460 gas running flawless.
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