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Old 11-07-2013, 05:26 PM
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2000 V10, just bought it, my 2002 7.3L ZF6 powertrain is going in.

I got t-boned in May in my 02 350 7.3 6spd. Bought it back and have been hunting for a cab. Found this 2000 excursion today on Craigslist that's right up the road, 4wd, and has a "blown up" v10. Price was right, so now its mine. Guy didn't have a good explanation on the "blown up" part, so we're going to give it a cursory glance to make sure we can't get the v10 running, and assuming he's correct and its toast, I'm pulling everything out of the 350 and putting it in the Excursion.

This won't be a quick/fast/in a hurry project as the garage is currently full, there are projects on the back-burner that are still ahead of this one, etc, but I couldn't pass up the price on this Excursion, so I went on and bought it.

I'm actually kind of hoping the V10 will run, be a lot easier that way, plus I can flip it for a few bucks I'll keep ya posted.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:10 AM
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throw up some pics of the motor

I'd bet money that the motor likely spit a plug out. It's awful freaky when the mod motors throw a plug out. It does sounds blown. stupid easy to fix for about $100

also, it could have a really bad exhaust leak due to rusted header bolts. another common issue the gas engines have and many people diagnose as "blown" when they hear
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:55 AM
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So we picked it up last night. Talked to previous owner who said it had a terrible leak at the header and he replaced some portion of the exhaust studs after it sounded like a "knock" (I forget the exact number of studs he said, but less than "all"). His timeline got foggy, but apparently after some period of it sitting while he piddled with working on it he finally got it back together and it wouldn't turn over. He has 5 of 10 plugs out, and the belt off of the front of the motor and said he couldn't get it to turn in that mode using a breaker bar on the crank.

We're going to pull the other five plugs and put a breaker bar of our own on there and see what happens, then we'll go from there. I find it hard to believe that a motor (even it was knocking) just "locked up" while sitting there.
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idjiot might have left the cylinders open and had some rust form inside the cylinder wall

been there, had to recover from that. I agree get all the plugs out and try to bar it over by hand. it isn't idea for the cylinder, but the piston should be able to easily clean that crap out once you get her spinning
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All plugs out, belt off, piece of pipe on a breaker and nothing wanted to budge. Sucker's locked up :-(

Got Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinders. Figure its worth a shot. Have saved a boat motor that was seized up using nothing but MMO.

That said, we're already talking about the logistics of getting the Excursion and the F350 close enough together to make the swap go smoothly. Pretty much written the v10 off.
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That should be pretty sweet. An excursion with a 6-speed, that would rock!
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I love my 6sp trk... tell my wife I want to swap it into her Ex every time drive it. Nice project... keep us posted.

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:11 AM
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Speaking of wives...mentioned the garage was full in my first post...well when I started to pull the front clip off of the X this weekend in the driveway, my wife informed me that such a project would only occur after clearing enough room in the current garage or in a new one we've been talking about building.

So I think I'm going to build a steel building and then do the swap in there. Might be a few weeks.
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Driving to pick up a 30x50x17 steel building Friday night/ Saturday. Not sure if I can get a concrete crew over the holidays, but if I can, I'll pour the footers and try to get this sucker in the air so I can rip apart these two trucks!
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Driving to pick up a 30x50x17 steel building Friday night/ Saturday. Not sure if I can get a concrete crew over the holidays, but if I can, I'll pour the footers and try to get this sucker in the air so I can rip apart these two trucks!
Damn I wish it was that easy for me.
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