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97 7.3 piston issue (need serious answers)

bout a month and a half ago when i was changing fuel lines on the fuel bowl, i knocked a small hose clamp into the intake plenum, but i soon found another small hose clamp at the bottom of the valley(thinking that was the one i knocked off) ran fine for the month untill i gunned it and it ended up getting CRUNCHED into the piston, now i dont know if its any good, any ideas?








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Re: 97 7.3 piston issue (need serious answers)

In my honest opinion. Id replace it.

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i know thats a must, can this be done through the bottom? knowning the is a conversion truck

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i know thats a must, can this be done through the bottom? knowning the is a conversion truck
If you can get the oil pan off. You have to push the pistons out the top and you have to put them back in from the top cause you need to use a ring compressor.

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If you can get the oil pan off. You have to push the pistons out the top and you have to put them back in from the top cause you need to use a ring compressor.

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pretty sure i have enough room, im guessing i might have more room since its a diff truck

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I dont know the answer to your question man, other than I wouldnt want to run that. However, I can only imagine the horror you felt when you figured out what happened. Hope you get her all fixed up and running in tip top shape again!

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I dont know the answer to your question man, other than I wouldnt want to run that. However, I can only imagine the horror you felt when you figured out what happened. Hope you get her all fixed up and running in tip top shape again!
just need to put everything back together now, already got the new parts

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Thats good news man! Good luck on the rebuild, let us know how she runs once bolted back together!

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Not sure if you have done it yet...were you able to replace it (get the oil pan off) with the engine in the truck? I didn't think it could be done. At least you thought you had found it, Ive seen people on this forum just decide to start the truck KNOWING something has fallen in haha.

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Not sure if you have done it yet...were you able to replace it (get the oil pan off) with the engine in the truck? I didn't think it could be done. At least you thought you had found it, Ive seen people on this forum just decide to start the truck KNOWING something has fallen in haha.

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i think he has a thread on PSN abou tthis and he cut the crossmember out of the truck.

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