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Bad cylinder; injector and ICP sensor
2001 F350 dually 7.3 4x4 automatic 171K miles
OK, I've been messing with this thing for over a month now. This is what I know: lots of white smoke when it starts, blow by from oil filler, loss of power. Had it diagnosed by a couple shops and myself. One shop told me bad comperssion on #2 cylinder, the other told me bad #2 injector and bad ICP.
I did a compression test myself. #2 cylinder is low, in the 100-150 lb. range. I don't have the software so pretty much can't do anything further.
Everyone I take it to wants to put an engine in it, to the tune of about $13K. The truck only get driven between 5K and 7K miles a year pulling a trailer for vacation. I can't imagine sinking that much money into it, nor do I have that kind of money to sink into it.
I've been researching long block, drop-in engines, etc. in the internet. If I do a long block they don't come with the injectors. If I the bad one out I'm assuming I might as well swap them all out ~$1600. It's also got warped exhaust manifolds, which also aren't included with the long block.
A drop-in engine is in the $7 - $8K range. Again, a bit hard to stomach for a truck that is driven as little as this one.
Do I have any other options? Could I do a rebuild kit and bore out the cyliners, replace the pistons, bearings, etc. in the bottom end, replace the exhause manifolds and call it good? If I did this would I need to rebuild the heads and/or at least machine them in order to seat correctly to the block?
Thanks in advance for any help. It is greatly appreciated.