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Old 02-25-2013, 03:57 PM
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new thread for 315k miles and upgrades

I thought id start a new thread after reading the existing one for high mileage upgrades. My 97 has over 315k on her and runs really good, to my knowledge nothing has been done as far as injectors and or a chip.

Im planning on a new exhaust as it still has the factory cobra head dp. After that, can i chip it? it runs perfect and doesnt smoke at all after first start up cold. Id like to do in this order

1. new exhaust
2. New Wicked wheel 2
3. gauges
4.programmer

Now let me preface this with, some previous owner must have run it on pure water in the winter. I bought it as a non running basket case, it turned over but thats about it. With alot of help from my brother we brought her back to life and got her to fire after replacing fuel filter, fuel pump and oil. Started to make sure itd run and shut off and tried to fill with water, one freeze plug dumped water because it was gone !!! Replaced it, filled it up with water and ran her. Found a crack in the block above the starter about 2 inches long that was seeping water. Ive put about 10000 miles on it and it continues to seep slowly, maybe a gallon for 2 tanks of fuel. Will this cause a problem adding power or should i just leave it alone and drive it as a stocker?? Thanks for the help CHRIS
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:14 PM
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1. Intake/exhaust. Do it at the same time.
2. Gauges
3. TS style chip with custom tunes

But with a cracked block, I personally wouldn't drive it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:46 PM
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Any other thoughts, would it screw up my otherwise perfectly
running engine by hopping it up a small bit? Thx
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It isnt going to make it leak any worse by improving the rest of it and anything you put on this engine can be put on a replacement if you ever do it
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That's a very slow seep, but it can't hurt it more than it already is, but y not drain it and try to weld or jb weld that crack to stop the leak? But while you doing these upgrades keep in mind you are gonna need a spare block eventually, but yes exhaust/intake same time, gauges, chip
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i have 315k on my truck and it was bone stock when I bought it. Runs great though. I started off with a diamond eye 4" turbo back exhaust. I have a superchips tuner and I have a set of gauges to install. I have no worries about my motor. Maintenance is key as with any vehicle. But with this sort of mileage you can count on needing to replace wear items. Bearings brakes ball joints u joints. I love my truck.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:34 PM
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Great, thanks for the reply. It makes sense, as soon as i get the
add ons ill drain the block , jb weld it and while its drying ill get the
installs done.

Whats the word on the wicked wheel 2?
Should i go ahead and get that too? Sounds like it works good
from the testimonials.
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