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View Poll Results: What to do with my OBS's engine trouble??
Drive the truck with the current engine until it blows 4 44.44%
Drop in a re-maned PSD short/long block 2 22.22%
Drop in a 12v/24v 5.9 cummins engine 3 33.33%
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What to do with my OBS??

Hey Ya'll:

I know some of ya'll are busy trying to get the chapter reorganization going but I hope ya'll can spare a few minutes to read through this and give me ya'lls input/vote.

Well, some of you know that I finally had my OBS towed to my buddies mechanic shop and I have been making a bi-weekly payment to him to put towards the repairs needed to get it back on the road. He has been telling me that he thinks my constant oil leak has to do with building too much crankcase pressure cause by excessive blowby. Then, today he told/showed me that I have essentially dusted the turbo/ engine. So, my guts telling me the enigne is on its last leg.

I have three options and wanted to get a poll put together and get ya'll opinions on it.

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Don't spend any more $ on the engine. Drive it until it blows up.
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If it doesn't, swap in something else.

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so just the engine is in need of repair? trans and everything is good? if you drop a reman engine or cummins in , the trans will go not too long after.

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so just the engine is in need of repair? trans and everything is good? if you drop a reman engine or cummins in , the trans will go not too long after.
thats the kicker.... i already know it needs a front pump in the tranny.


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Figure out the total cost of where you want it to be going either route, the most cost effective bang for your buck and having a reliable vehicle would be my vote. Cummins transplant would be neat.... but you could probably do a cheaper 7.3, with tranny swap. Just depends on what you want and what you want to put in that truck?

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I'd do a cummins swap, that's my future plan for my 07.

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Cummins swap is expensive and you wont be any better off unless you put in a rebuilt cummins, which makes it that much more expensive. Look around and find another 7.3.

These arent close to you but might be worth the drive or at least examples of what you can find.

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Cummins swap is expensive and you wont be any better off unless you put in a rebuilt cummins, which makes it that much more expensive. Look around and find another 7.3.

These arent close to you but might be worth the drive or at least examples of what you can find.

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I'd have to agree, I looked at doing a Cummins swap and to do it right it's expensive... I mean not worth it to me. And I've been seeing allot of decent deals on 7.3's, I think that would be the better idea like JMart suggested.

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Cummins swap is expensive and you wont be any better off unless you put in a rebuilt cummins, which makes it that much more expensive. Look around and find another 7.3.

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I'd have to agree, I looked at doing a Cummins swap and to do it right it's expensive... I mean not worth it to me. And I've been seeing allot of decent deals on 7.3's, I think that would be the better idea like JMart suggested.

I was starting to think that too.... Cause I wouldn't want to half azz it and to do it right is pretty expensive. I just dont think the cool factor of having a destroked OBS is worth the price tag.


I actually saw a post on here from someone who was selling their 95 OBS that has severe body rust and was talking to him about buying it and switching the body/bed over.

Here's the post: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...-cclb-4x4.html


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