Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baker, Mt
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Looking for a reputable engine rebuilder
I've been having problems with my truck lately, rough running with blue smoke. At first I thought it was a problem with the UVC harness or gasket burning out again. No problems there. I unplugged the IPS and map sensor to see if it would run better, that didnt help. Also I noticed quite a bit of oil coming from the turbo, with some damage to the compressor wheel.
So I took my truck in to a local diesel performance center in Billings, Mt to have them help me out with the engine running rough issues. They did a compression test on it and told me that #2 cylinder had 0 compression and told me that I have to replace the engine and that it would be about $13,000 to do that. There has to be somebody that can do a rebuild for much less than that. Im hoping that someone here on the org has some ideas where I can have the engine rebuilt for much less than $13k.
I dont drive the truck hard or even play around that much in it. I use it as my daily driver and towing my fifth wheel. I do regular scheduled maintenance on it so I dont know why I would have a bad piston in one cylinder. The truck has approx. 238k miles on it.
I really appreciate any help that anyone is willing to offer. Thank You in advance.
E99 F-250 SCLWB Lariat, Born 10/98
7.5" Skyjacker/Icon lift, 37/13.50 20 Toyo M/T's on KMC Rockstars, Bushwacker flares, 03+ lighted towing mirrors, smoked tail lights, new OEM 4" chrome nerf bars, Banks 4" TBE, Superchips tuner, K&N
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