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Old 03-22-2011, 01:31 PM
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pulling the engine

2001 f-450 cube truck. 7.3/auto

There's some rust starting to show on the oil pan. Not losing oil, but enough to have me worried. I thought about cleaning it up with a wire brush and some paint. There's a lot of rust on the frame too. It's not falling apart. Cab and box were painted a year ago. If I could get in there with a grinder I could get it really clean.

I read the engine has to come out to change the oil pan. Doesn't look like there's any other way. My other truck the oil pump was getting worn. Said it was the little arm that sits on the crankshaft gets worn out, and it doesn't pump as hard anymore. Didn't like going on trips and always glancing down at the oil pressure checking it's OK.

Truck runs good, but I need it to be 100% and there's a lot I haven't checked. I'd like to re-build the turbo, have the injectors tested, head gaskets, o-rings, all that stuff..

I still have a few weeks before the busy season, I'm thinking the best might be to take out the engine so I can get in there and do some work.

Anyone do this before? What kind of engine hoist would I need. I read the motor weights around 2000 pounds.
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2001 f-450 cube truck. 7.3/auto

There's some rust starting to show on the oil pan. Not losing oil, but enough to have me worried. I thought about cleaning it up with a wire brush and some paint. There's a lot of rust on the frame too. It's not falling apart. Cab and box were painted a year ago. If I could get in there with a grinder I could get it really clean.

I read the engine has to come out to change the oil pan. Doesn't look like there's any other way. My other truck the oil pump was getting worn. Said it was the little arm that sits on the crankshaft gets worn out, and it doesn't pump as hard anymore. Didn't like going on trips and always glancing down at the oil pressure checking it's OK.

Truck runs good, but I need it to be 100% and there's a lot I haven't checked. I'd like to re-build the turbo, have the injectors tested, head gaskets, o-rings, all that stuff..

I still have a few weeks before the busy season, I'm thinking the best might be to take out the engine so I can get in there and do some work.

Anyone do this before? What kind of engine hoist would I need. I read the motor weights around 2000 pounds.
It weighs about 1000lbs. Mine has some rust, too. When it gets warm enough, I'm gonna get at it with the dremmel and sandpaper, and prime/paint it up real good. Another month or two and we should be there, lol!

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Old 03-22-2011, 02:26 PM
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Don't do your headgaskets. O rings would be good, especially your oil cooler.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:43 PM
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They sell these 2 ton engine hoists at the Canadian Tire, and a guy near me has one for sale. Used, but still good as new. Would this be up to the job.
Motomaster 2-Ton Hydraulic Engine Crane | Canadian Tire

These guys have a little video of pulling an engine. Except for all the prep removing the transmission and everything else, yanking out the motor with one of those lifts doesn't look half bad.

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i would POR15 or line-x the oil pan. dont bother with the head gaskets.

1. oil cooler rebuild. dieselorings has a good price on the kit
2. rebuild the turbo
3. re-seal the up-pipes or go to bellowed if you want to spend the $$
4. if you have salt on your streets replace the pipe plugs that hold in the coolant
5. replace the oil pump if you desire
6. test, and or rebuild or injectors if you want
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