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5.8 351

how reliable is a 351, i got a 95 5.8 at the shop i can get for 400$ that needs HG's im gonna do em both, not sure of the mileage on it, i think its about 154k. how reliable is this engine. its auto 4x4. i think im gonna pick it up and maybe drop an IDI in it later on with a D60 up front with 450 springs

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351W's are pretty stout motors.. see alot of em around.. i'd drive it.
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went back there today, sold the truck blow hg's and all.

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SOLD: 1999 f-350 crew cab lariat short bed 4x4 3.73s
2002 extended cab short bed 4x4 XLT fx4 interior 3.73s AFE intake, 305/70/16 toyo MTs plow truck
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That sucks. 5.8's are stout. Just really thirsty lol

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That sucks. 5.8's are stout. Just really thirsty lol
That aint no lie i got about 160 miles out of both tanks in my 95

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my mother in law had a 5.8 with over 300,000 on it when she sold it. it was still running strong

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Best gas engine I ever had, 170,000 on 6" lift and 35's since 40,000, replaced heater core and starter the entire time I owned it, great engine and truck.


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351w are good motors sold a 350 van that had one in it 186k on it still running see it around every now and again.

Some people are like slinkies they are completely useless but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a set of stairs
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studdgage your sig is the best ive seen hahaha

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SOLD: 1999 f-350 crew cab lariat short bed 4x4 3.73s
2002 extended cab short bed 4x4 XLT fx4 interior 3.73s AFE intake, 305/70/16 toyo MTs plow truck
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