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Old 05-22-2012, 03:21 AM
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Buying a motor. Is it worth it?

I have an opportunity to by a 7.3l that came out of a 2000 van. It was running when it came out and has 143k on it. It is a complete ready to run motor with a turbo. He wants 800. Is it worth that? I think it might be. I have two 7.3l trucks, so it might be good to have this motor.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:38 AM
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If you saw it run then yes, if not get it for as cheap as possible
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I think it's worth it, and as stated above, would be nice to hear it run before you buy it, but it comes down to trusting the seller if you can't. I got one for $300, mostly stripped, no turbo... was worth it to me, core charge on injectors is that much...
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Psshh yes. You could at least core/part out a lot of it for close to 800.
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I figured the objectors and turbo have to be worth 800.

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I haven't seen it run

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Yes worth it.
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