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Ambulance (engine replacement)

With all of the miles and sitting idle on ambulance engines (7.3 diesel powerstroke), I'd like to know what members think about replacing an older engine with a refurbished one, on a E 350 or E450 chassis. What is the potential cost and pitfalls of purchasing and installation. Recommendations?
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if its an ambulance engine you at least know it was kept up on maintenance


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But long idle times washes the walls down...

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Why do you need to replace the motor?

Before you do anything about that, check compression. If it's got weak or uneven compression, then go for it, but if it's got solid compression on all 8, then there's no reason to worry about the engine - just fix the stuff that needs fixing and go.
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