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Old 02-05-2014, 08:47 AM
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Viable 7.3 swaps

Hello!
first off,
I have been a F series owner for the past 15 years, with GAS trucks.
I AM A DIESEL ROOKIE!
I know ill catch some shat for being a noob.
dish it out, I can take it.

I have recently purchased a 01 F250, 7.3L powerstroke, and a 4R100 automatic trans. crew cab, 4wd shortbed.
(stole is more like it)

the previous owner overheated it.
He did not know the damage it caused, so I jumped right into it, replaced the fuel bleed off valve, installed new batteries, and tried to crank it over. the only thing I got was diesel into my cooling system.

instead of replacing the heads, I want to do a complete swap.
I have found a 2002 7.3, that has been sitting in a garage for about 7 years.
40k miles on a F250 2WD.

I was told that the truck ran perfect, and the transmission took a crap. however the fact that the truck has been sitting for that long makes me crindge.
this guy wants 3500 for the complete engine minus turbo.
which the turbo has been taken off and again been sitting for X number of years.

What are your guy's thoughts on an engine that has been sitting for this long?

I appreciate any insight!
Thanks, and have a great day!
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:21 AM
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That is a chunk of change...especially minus the turbo. I would look elsewhere.
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Pull the injectors out of the engine that's in there now. It might just need injector cups.
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You can definitely do better on the price. I bought a complete running 7.3 with turbo and everything that bolts to the block for $250. Just have to be patient and have friends looking out for you. Make friends with wrecker drivers!
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Pull the injectors out of the engine that's in there now. It might just need injector cups.
I bought another set of heads, they are in the machine shop getting injector cups in them right now.

I initially thought of just swapping heads, but I want this thing reliable as can be. my fear that the lower end may have some issues with it.

I cannot get the truck to fire at all. but I guess with all the fuel going into the cooling system, it is not getting the required fuel to get it to fire.
am I incorrect?
this isn't like my '71 F250 lol
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