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Old 02-13-2014, 03:45 PM
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99 with compression issues

Sent my truck to the transmission shop for flashing OD light after placing in park.
the trans range selector switch was bad which I had suspected because the fuse was blowing for the backup lights again. after replacing the switch the truck was very low on power and blowing smoke like it had a stuck injector. The shop did a compression test and found cyliders 6 and 8 at about 130 pounds compression. I bought this truck from a local bank 5-6 years ago and it always smoked some. When i drove the truck home from the shop it ran like a sewing machine. the truck has blowby and uses quite a bit of oil so I know the end is coming. Where do I find a good reman or used engine to keep this truck on the road? I don't have a lift to do this kind of work myself so I need to send this to a shop for repairs that are this large. I am in Northern IL. the closer to home the better. Is there any other way than to pull the cab to do this job? Thanks ahead of time, You guys have been great whenever I have had problems. 335K on the clock.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:39 PM
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No need to pull the cab. the 7.3 Comes right out the front of the truck. With air tools, about 4-5 hours first time to remove.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:37 AM
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Thanks, I thought it didn't look so tight it wouldm't come out of there. I've done other work to it that was supposed to have the cab removed. I have the stuff to do that.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:31 AM
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Yup the whole front comes apart. The top brace above your radiator comes out and then the rad and intercooler. I was surprised how easy pulling the motor really was
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