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ENGINE OUT, What things should be done while easy to work over?

I just pulled a 7.3 from a 2002 truck I recently got to transplant into an Excursion and wanted to know what I should do to the motor while it is all sitting there, and easy to work on. This is not going to be a hotrod, just mild mods for a family battle wagon. Still kinda new so need guidance from the experienced.

Has 145K miles, and ran well when pulled (even compression numbers from 350-400). No LL injector in number 8 hole. GP's looked good. No codes at all. NO LEAKS. I did notice it was slow to tach up and seemed to be fluttering or sputtering a bit while goosing it at idle. I plan on doing Harpoon in the tank & will be switching the oil pan. The turbo is off too.

What maintenance should it get? Water pump & thermo/are valves easy to adjust or need it/any gaskets that go bad and hard to change while in truck/etc. ??????

What can I do myself with tools or kits that is little cost or free that will make it run better.... like can I smooth flashings & match gaskets in the exhaust manifolds? Should I change antifreeze brands or do anything updated? Or can I do stuff to my turbo or fuel system or injectors or, or, or.... Basically, what would you do without braking the bank or tearing it down?

Let me know if I missed any major points, like tranny fixes or cleaning certain spots. Thanks for the help
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Turbo and HPOP o-rings for sure, up-pipe gaskets too...

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I guess you could do all the easy DIY mods while its out?

If you want more info on them I could get some links.

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That is exactly what I want, easy to do DIY mods & routine repairs that would be much easier while the diesel is out. Dump um' on me, I am ready to soak up the goodies.
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Ha sounds good!

Here are a few...

AIH Delete-
I just did this one you can use my thread.

AIH Delete

Foil Delete-
Foil Delete

The last two are more for once you get it in.

Zoodad Mod-
zoodad mod

DIY air intake filter-
Go to NAPA and order a 6637 filter for when you put it back in.

There are some others like the 10k mod, EBPV mod and so on just look around and you can find them if you want them, I dont have them but alot of people like them.

Hope this helps!

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Oil pan, up pipes, exhaust manifolds if they're rusty.

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