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Old 06-22-2011, 11:25 PM
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Major Dilemma ... Rebuild the thing or swap out for used motor ???

Can anyone give me some input on what to do next .. this truck is going to drain every drop out of me ... Ive had nothing but problems with this thing... owning for a year and a half ive spent well over $9.5K in repairs already and now cylinder #5 is destroyed ... as much as ive got stuck in this thing I wanna dump it in a ditch and light it on fire but since i dont wanna go to jail over i need to see if anyone has any input on which would be a better option ... Install a used motor or rebuild the one that ive got if possible ... pros and cons would be great if i could get some peoples opinion ...

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:48 AM
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Why is cylinder 5 bad? What happened?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:57 AM
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That im not sure to tell you the truth. . . the shop that has worked on the truck in the past pretty much said they will put a new motor in it but dont want to mess with it if i want the motor rebuilt... ive already decided that i am not going to have them do any further work.. I cant even get this shop to lock the doors on the truck with programmer and other stuff in there ... They hooked up the truck to their scan tool and did a cylinder diagnostics .. said all where supposed to read 0 psi while running ..cylinder 5 was running -120 psi and I think #6 would fluctuate 40-75 psi .. said that #6 was being affected by # 5 .
Truck let go while just cruising 55-65 mph on a county highway . . really baffling this time ...
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How many miles are on the truck now?
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