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post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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Bad piston

I have a 97 f250 7.3 with 200000 miles doesn't smoke runs great. A small screw was dropped in the turbo intake on the passenger side head and to make along story short the screw was stuck in number 1 piston, head is fine, should I replace the 1 piston and put new rings on all the pistons and do a mild hone job. Any help would be great.
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If you are sure it didn't damage anything, head ect. there there is nothing else you need to do except replace the piston. I have to wonder how the screw got pounded into the piston though, obviously it was hitting something, probably the head. Just make sure everything checks out.

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