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post #1 of 13 Old 08-31-2010, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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7.3 Dead?

So my 2000 7.3 finally went down yesterday its been knocking for a while and everyone I have talked to told me that it sounds like the injectors knocking but was like I don't think so the truck seems to run fine it just sounds annoying. But anyways on my way to work yesterday the knocking got louder and I was like DAMN! But I work 2hrs away from home and I couldn't exactly just get it back to the house at that moment so when I got to leave work I stop at a shop in seminole tx. On the way back to lubbock and the mechanic was amazed the truck was still running sounding that bad and he pulled the oil cap off and it was just blowing out white smoke and he said that's not good I either have bad rings hole in my pistons or a cracked or melted piston so I was a little upset to hear that news but anyways I was like the truck seemed to run fine so I went ahead and headed home and about the time I pulled into lubbock in a matter of 2min truck over heated lost power and started blowing out white smoke bad but luckally it did get me home what a bummer..so needles to say I'm looking for a rebuilt 7.3 anyone have any ideas? And has anyone heard of the black mamba 7.3 and know anything about the company that makes them?
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There's a review of the blackmamba here do a search I'm not sure were I read it
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was your truck blowing out grayish blue smoke on take offs before it got worse?

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On startups but yesterday it started doing it while it was idling
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Prices start at about 5900$ and go to 10K. I bet you can rebuild it for less than 6K
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if you want to do work yourself, get a wrecked truck and pull the motor. or find an old OBS and use the core. but if your havign someone else do it, have your rebuilt or get a reman one as previously posted.

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While I would personally prefer to rebuild the oiginal motor that was in the truck if you can buy a used motor to throw in to run, then rebuild your broken motor and keep it till the new old motor breaks would be ideal.
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anyone know how much to get the 7.3 rebuilt?

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i bought a used 7.3 from craigslist 90k miles, it came with everything. tranny and tranfercase, inter-coolers and pipes, computers. for $1300 so you can find deals you just got to be patient and keep a watchful eye on the list. Good luck!

you should do a compression test on your truck to figure out what cylinder is bad. you might be able to change a piston and rings and be on the road again!
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