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Dead #8 Cylinder
Well after months of trouble with the truck I purchased used in Feb. Found out today that the #8 cylinder is dead 225 psi. Definitely had the problem when I purchased it, just did not reveal itself to me until later. Live and learn...
So, I am looking for advice on what to do next?
Options I believe I have at this point, the truck is paid for. I paid 11K for it in feb of this year. Don't have the cash to do any kind of repair on it now, maybe next year.
Take truck to carmax and get what they will give me (only option I can act on now)
Get cylinders machined and put in slieves (cost?)
purchase a used motor and have it put in (from my understanding motor will run 4-5K)
purchase a reman and have it put in (complete reman including injectors 7500 with 2 year unlimmited warranty).
I can do alot of stuff mechanically to the truck, but this is way over my head so I will have to hire the work out.
2001 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4
Last edited by bwvick; 12-01-2011 at 09:56 AM.