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Old 06-15-2014, 06:28 PM
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Early 99 engine rebuild

Had a problem with white smoking after I put new injectors after a no start problem. Now I have put a lot of money into an engine with a couple of toasted cylinders. did a compression test and my average was 300, couple were 240 and 220 psi. Thinking of rebuilding the engine, upgrading to a late model turbo , bellowed pipes. Anyone have suggestions on which kits are best or best turbo swap. some helpful rebuild tips would be great also.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:06 PM
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If I were you I'd look into just changing to a D66 turbo that will bolt right up to the early 99 and re build your engine with parts that will hold what you want to do with the truck. What are your plans with the truck? Tow, race, daily driver, ect.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:56 AM
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Daily driver. And towing with the occasional show off... I wa s thinking of doing the conversion kit from riff raff. With the 38r cause I will need bellowed up pipes anyway. Has anyone gone with this kit before?
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:09 AM
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Be cheaper to find you a used motor, I just picked up a complete 97 motor with all accessories and wiring harness for 500.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:40 AM
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Rebuild kit is only 500 more. I would rather have a rebuild engine than a used one
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:13 AM
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Up to you but have you figured in your machining cost yet or are you just planning on buying a rebuild kit and putting in yourself.

I wouldn't be scared of a used motor especially if you have compression numbers. Another thing to remember if you can get a good deal on a used one with everything included then the swap becomes pretty much free other than labor to pull/replace since you can sell the used injectors, turbo, ac, alternator, ect.. or keep them as spares if they will work.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:18 AM
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Also you are going to spend quite a bit upgrading to the late 99 items so if you found a used motor from 99 up you would already have all that included so would save you there as well. There is no gain just going to a l99 turbo over what you have you just have the option to drop in a 38r but if your staying stock injectors then I would just go D66.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:26 AM
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Ya. I have a machine shop down the street. Going to put out together myself. Should I gave the engine spec out before I order a certain bore size. What's the best bore size to go with
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:36 AM
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Pretty sure you are going to need to tear it down first to see what your bores are like and they will let you know what size of kit to order. Might really want to talk with them and get a quote before you go down that road you could easily end up into it quite a bit.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:16 PM
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Decided to just have the machine shop rebuild mine to a short block. Going to do something with the transmission while the motor is out. Will be running stage 1 injectors, 38r turbo, tw 6 position chip. any suggestions to what I can do in the transmission department
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