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Cheaper to rebuild or buy a crate motor

I got an early 99 that i was driving and lost oil pressure and she started knocking and I havent tore into it yet to figure it out but would it be cheaper to buy a crate motor or to rebuild it myself if i have to. i am wanting to add a few goodies to it. The sad thing is it only had 136,000mi on it and i have only owned it for 6 months and any help would be appreciated.Thanks guys.
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Rebuild it if it's not completely trashed. The machine shop can tell you if it can be saved. It will be much cheaper to rebuild, I would think, but I have never done a powerstroke.

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I have never done one either but i got to find a good machine shop i just hope it aint trashed too bad
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sorry man i didnt know what to call her and thats what came to my head. Its a good name though
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sorry man i didnt know what to call her and thats what came to my head. Its a good name though
Haha just messin' with you man. Nice truck

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Haha just messin' with you man. Nice truck

I got a soft spot for Supercab short beds
yeah me too.

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yea me too but what would you guys do rebuild if saveable or buy a short or long block? let me know what ya think.
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Paid $5500 for my new long block. Had to change over turbo and injectors from the old motor... I love my new motor but definitely rebuild if you can.

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