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swap motor or not?

So I have a lead on an 84,000 mile year 2000 motor that was in an insurance write off. Price is $1500

My motor has 202,000 miles but I have maintained it very well and she runs great. But PMRs

Do I buy this motor, go to the trouble of swapping it, and get forged rods out of the deal?

Or spend the $1500 on stage 1's for my truck and leave well enough alone?

I dont have a shop and would need to do the swap in a very timeley manor as i use my truck for work. And I have a great driveway, but no shop. I do however posess all the tools and skills to do the job.

I plan to keep this truck for AT LEAST 5 more years, but maybe more.

What are your thoughts?

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I would get the motor and sit on it if it were me.

Actually, I also have a low mile 2000 for a spare, the 7.3 is great but they can die.

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I'd jump on it.
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You could sell it for twice that if not more....if anything its an investment, buy it and sell it, now you can afford injectors and a turbo! Or keep it, sell your old one and then buy more performance parts.

Every situation looks looks a win win to me. Anything major ever happens to your motor you will be into it around $1500 with parts and labor.

Just the block or you get turbo, brain, harness, intercooler anything else with it?
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what schlut said..

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Comes with all computer and wiring harnesses, comes with a 2wd tranny too.

Thanks guys, I'll make a run at it and see if we can strike a deal.

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Worst case scenario swap the motor in and keep your other one for parts or sell it and build the crap out of the new one and have a low mile powerful 7.3

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Yaaaaa, I know that I should buy it.
Its just hard for me to part with $1500 right now even if I will get it back. This was a bit of a slow year for construction around here.

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What happens when its a slow year and your motor dies and you dont have a $1500 motor sitting in your garage just waiting for you!!??

Ill say it again, this motor is cheaper than any major repair you might have to do to your truck if a shop does it. Plus you get all the wiring and a tranny you could sell to recoup some of the cost.

Or flip it for a profit! then its not such a slow year any more....
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Buy it! I would if I found a deal like that!

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