2001 F250 119k miles - help!
This is such a cool site! I didn't know it existed until I bought this truck. Now, see if anyone can give me some advice...
I just bought a 2001 F250 supercab longbed with an automatic transmission and 119k miles. It bellows white smoke all the time. The local diesel mechanic ran a compression test and told me the #8 cylinder had no compression. He suggests that it is a bad ring and the entire engine needs replaced. I kind of figured this whenever I bought the truck. He said if I could find a used engine he would put it in for $1500. I thought that sounded a bit high...is it? Also, what would be the most economical avenue to pursue to find a used engine. The local salvage yard quoted me $3500 for one without a turbo (I'd have to use mine). I see reman longblocks on ebay for $2700. What year model powestroke engines would be interchangeable for this truck? I really don't care how many miles they have on them. I just want to get this truck on the road as cheap as possible. Thanks for you help!