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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.