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7.3 Engine Rebuild Need Input

Has anyone on this sight rebuilt a 7.3 and what is the average cost? Where is the best place to buy a KIT from? I love my and it only has 234,000 on the clock now, but I always hope for the best, but look for the worst. I figure I got at least another 100,000 to go but want options in case anything does happen.
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I believe you can buy a rebuild kit from Ford for about $2k.

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I've got 260K on mine. Pulled the engine to repair oil leaks. Thought I'd look at the main and rod bearings, they were toast. Cyl walls looked good though.

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Price breakdown is generally.
~ $1500 for rebuild kit.
~ $700-$2000 in machine work (bore job vs deck resurfaced etc)
~ $600-$1200 for a new turbo (no point putting a tired turbo on a new engine)
~ $300 in fluids
~ $150 for a new water pump
This is assuming you're doing all of the assembly work yourself.
If you take it to someone they'll probably charge in the ballpark of $5k, and re-use the old accesories.

Really boils down to how the engine has been maintained, and how worn out she is.

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You could make the rebuild even more worth it and do a bunch of performance mods while you've got everything apart and come out with a basically new beastly motor


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if you don't want to or can't do it yourself you can buy a long block crate engine, just do a bit of research as the prices and builds vary.
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I'm getting ready to do a upgrade rebuild to my spare engine and I'm budgeting about 2k. That's with my replacing all the bearings, seals, head gaskets, getting the heads/deck spec'd out & an ARP stud kit, and I'm debating the water pump.

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^^You must be getting a good deal on parts or machine work

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I'm getting ready to do a upgrade rebuild to my spare engine and I'm budgeting about 2k. That's with my replacing all the bearings, seals, head gaskets, getting the heads/deck spec'd out & an ARP stud kit, and I'm debating the water pump.
1k for the kit, 600 for arp, 150 for water pump. So like $300 for machine work?

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1k for the kit, 600 for arp, 150 for water pump. So like $300 for machine work?
Yeah actually less then that. That's if it doesn't actually need any decking I'm doing the honing myself, I just need the specs checked for me

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