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post #1 of 10 Old 06-05-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Motor Blown/Broke something - new engine suggestion

2008 F-450.....

The idiot techs (yes 2 different techs with 2 separate screw ups) at my normal lube shop screwed me. One didnt fully tighten the oil pan plug and the other screwed around with with my coolant.

needless to say, my engine seized about 50 miles down the road....and I walk away with a 15,000 dollar check to keep my mouth shut.

So....I need replacement suggestions.

I guess I should let you know that I run a hotshot outfit.....normal load of about 10k pounds on a 38 foot gooseneck trailer weighing about 7k pounds.

Whats up with Black Mamba Engines? I keep hearing all kinds of good things about them. Im a nazi when it comes to general maintenance. Oil changes every 5k miles, fuel filters every 20k. I make sure my moneymaker is well taken care of.

I dont know much about upgraded performance...and it would sure be sweet to be able to haul over the 26,000 pound (or so) max tow rating that ford gave me.

If I wanted to stay within a 10k budget (to get everything done.....new engine, installed, with warranty) what would you guys recommend?
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Your best bet would be to check with blackwater engines and also rudys diesel performance and see who gives you the best price.

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Not much of a general maintenance nazi if you're replacing fuel filters every 20k.

How did you get the lube shop to pay you?
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^^That and the making sure she's taken care of comment kinda contradicts the thread title






OP: I don't know anything about the Black Mamba engines but I would recommend deleting your EGR coolers, and DPF, installing an aftermarket Intake like AFE or S&B, and getting a H&S tuner

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Sorry to hear that, how exactly did the engine blow? No oil? No collant?

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2008 F-450.....

The idiot techs (yes 2 different techs with 2 separate screw ups) at my normal lube shop screwed me. One didnt fully tighten the oil pan plug and the other screwed around with with my coolant.

needless to say, my engine seized about 50 miles down the road....and I walk away with a 15,000 dollar check to keep my mouth shut.

So....I need replacement suggestions.

I guess I should let you know that I run a hotshot outfit.....normal load of about 10k pounds on a 38 foot gooseneck trailer weighing about 7k pounds.

Whats up with Black Mamba Engines? I keep hearing all kinds of good things about them. Im a nazi when it comes to general maintenance. Oil changes every 5k miles, fuel filters every 20k. I make sure my moneymaker is well taken care of.

I dont know much about upgraded performance...and it would sure be sweet to be able to haul over the 26,000 pound (or so) max tow rating that ford gave me.

If I wanted to stay within a 10k budget (to get everything done.....new engine, installed, with warranty) what would you guys recommend?
I'd figure out what is wrong with yours first. For $10k you could build one hell of a truck
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Well I think fuel filters should be done every 10K possibly sooner depending on fuel. Anyway I think you should rebuild your current engine, keep the block and heads, bore the block as needed, massage the heads, replace the other hard parts, rods crank (stroker crank, Im sure someone makes one) pistons cam etc etc, Fully forged & balanced. Also do your own oil changes, saves money and you make sure its done right.

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im calling BS post....


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Im a nazi when it comes to general maintenance. Oil changes every 5k miles, fuel filters every 20k. I make sure my moneymaker is well taken care of.
I would suggest a new Lube shop of do it yourself I would recommend getting in touch with Rudy's Diesel Performance they could get you a nice setup in that price range im sure.

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Oil at 5K and fuel filters at 10K, doing it yourself is the only way to ensure its done right. No punk teenage kids at a lube shopnare ever going to work on my rig.

Or you could put in a 5.9 in stock form just for reliability.

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