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Old 11-20-2011, 09:30 PM
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Rebuild engine or install used engine?

Just picked up an 06 f550 and pulled engine, found head gasket was blown on six cylinders. Rust has it locked up on cylinder walls around pistons. Entire cooling system was clotted up. About 2 quarts of coolant came out with oil when I drained it. So here is my deal, should I spend the money to have this engine rebuilt. Or I can get a used engine from the salvage yard for a little less.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:59 PM
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If I were in your situation, I'd probably look for a decent used engine, have it checked out, have the heads checked out, New OEM head gaskets, have it studded, EGR deleted and Oil cooler changed (Blow through/Clean any parts of the cooling system that you can access) then flush everything once you get it installed... After that, you'd probably have a pretty good engine on your hands... Hopefully for less money than it'll cost to rebuild your's. It sounds like it needs a serious overhaul. Like I said, this is just what I would think about doing if it were me- Good Luck to you! Keep us posted!
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Reman 6.0, $4495
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:08 PM
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if you have the capeabilty id rebuild it. id mine for less then $3500 all parts and machine work.
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Im all about building motors and LOVE doing it. However if it was me, I would find a used or reman 6.0 like NYC posted. What would be ideal is finding just a short block and I would bolt on my own heads, injectors, and turbo.

Personaly, I would'nt do a Fummins. I know it will be sugested here but the more I play with these motors, the more I relized they are freaking great.
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This looks like an awesome deal for the price. It has everything ready...studs, egr delete, new oil cooler!!
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Yeah that ain't bad considering all the stuff done already. If money wasn't an issue, what better time to make a pulling monster. Or, I wonder if a 6.4 could find its way between the framerails and work?

If you could rebuild it for less, it may be better because you would know exactly what's been done, and who done it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:36 PM
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I had a chance to stop by the salvage yard today. They had a very clean 06 with 83k and are asking 5k for the entire engine. We hooked up the batteries and it fired right up. Sounded great with no smoke. I told them I would get back to them on it. So this might be the rout I go. This truck I have is a out of lease vehicle from the new Mexico oil fields, (it was rode hard and put away wet) lol. I plan on installing a total solution kit and was wondering if aftermarket head gaskets are any better than the oem? Anyone had good luck with the h s mini maxx tuner? Any other mods I sould while the engine is out?
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:57 PM
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5K is high for a junkyard engine.
Try Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market and check out what is in your area. Junkyard diving from the comfort of the chair your parked in right now. Love that site.
At the bottom, select "distance" and enter your zipcode. It will sort all the engines by the distance from your area code.
For 5 grand, I would go with the engine I linked above. It comes with everything you want to do to it already done.
If you go the other way, the stock Ford gaskets have a much better reputation. The gaskets were never the issue, it is the stock head bolts that stretch due to a failed egr cooler (caused by a plugged oil cooler, caused by lack of maintenance on the coolant) that makes the head gaskets fail. ANY head gasket in that situation fails, period.
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That's a great price on a reman engine.... Thanks for the link! Filing that away for future reference...
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