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Old 12-06-2012, 02:43 PM
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what to replace while motor is out?

Hello everyone. Long time reader, first time poster. I have always lurked around these forums reading posts for years, most problems or answers I needed were always asked by someone else once before so usually just read old posts for info. But I thought it would be a good idea to jump in since I have a 2/3 (cab staying on) frame off restoration that I just started (my first ever) and am surely going to be asking for advice along the way
Currently I have a 1995 F350 CC auto that I am rebuilding. I just found a 1997 7.3 with a well taken care of 100k miles. Engine is 100% OEM.
I would like to ask and collect ideas from all the experience around these forums on what things I may want to replace now. Not because they are bad atm, but 100k miles and since engine is already out sitting on a engine stand I would like to "freshin" up the engine now while its easy.
Current parts I have in closet for new motor are a fresh OEM turbo, new glow plugs, harness, relay, valve cover gaskets, and water pump.

Any advice on motor and tranny, besides calling john woods is really appreciated, thank you.

The Project

Only thing left is drivers fender and cab.

The "New" Motor

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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since the motor is out i would change the up pipe donuts and oil cooler o-rings since it is alot easier with it on a stand
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:57 PM
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I would address any exhaust leaks, either from the manifolds or up-pipes while it is out.
Also check the oil pan and where the dipstick enters the oil pan for leaks. The engine has to be removed from the truck for the oil pan to come off, so might as well re-seal both of those while its out regardless of current leaks.
Depending on how far you plan to go performance wise, a set of ARP of H11 studs would be a nice addition while the engine is out of the truck. They are pricey, but a stock aged head gasket with studs will hold 70+ psi of boost. Doing them with the engine out will make your rib-cage love you long time.

BTW I recognize the truck from craigslist. Nice to see another Washington State member on here.
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hell if ya have the coin send off your injectors to get bigger ones, send off your hpop for a termy, and your turbo for a d66, other things could be like gaskets o rings and stuff like that, you plan on pullin any parts of the motor off at all aside from the turbo? good luck with everything, btw is your motor a cali model or 49 state one, and your 95 is it a psd? that wasnt mentioned earlier
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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A new Melling LPOP.
Plugs in the back of the heads
check rear main
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