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Old 06-25-2013, 09:18 PM
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94.5 PSD dead cylinder

Hey guys, 1st post here, looks like a great site!! I have a 94.5 PSD with 220K miles that has no compression in one hole so Im thinking that it might either be a burnt valve or a hole in the piston. I have it at a shop now and they are gonna pull the glowplug out and stick their lil camera in there to see what it might be. Either way what am I looking at on cost for this? I have found a couple complete trucks with around 180K miles with good drive trains for around $1000. Would it be worth swapping the engine out for one that runs properly, or doing the work myself. This truck also needs a turbo as it is leaking oil out where the downpipe joins the turbo.

Im sure this has been beaten to death here, but I also considered doin an old 12 valve cummins swap. I found one with 140K miles for $1800. How hard would this be?

Thanks in advance for any informative advice!

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 PM
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The 12v swap is a good swap but you will be out a lot of money to go that route. I suggest stuffing a used take out in there or rebuilding your engine. I think the benefit to cost ratio is not high enough in my opinion.


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I thought about doing a 12 valve swap in my 97 but factoring in the cost of rebuilding both engines because I wouldn't just put a used one in if I did and then all the other parts plus buying a 12 valve it was more cost effective to overhaul my stroke. I've owned dodge cummins pickups before the 24 valve I had pulled just as good at same mileage only thin is missing a little bottom end grunt with the powerstroke but stick engine for stock engine they run down the highway just as good in my opinion.


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Old 06-26-2013, 08:03 AM
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Ok...I did a lil research last night and I didnt realize it was gonna be as costly as it is. What would an approx cost be to replace a piston or burnt valve and is it something I could do myself being reasonable mechanically inclined and a normal set of tools? Or would it just be better to swap it out? I found a '95 7.3 w/ allison tranny out of a schoolbus. Full maintenance re ords and guy says it runs flawlessly but bus was rear ended and cant be fixed. $1500 n I pull em out. Is this a good price? 225k miles.
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What, if anything yet, did the laproscopy reveal?
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