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Old 11-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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A little help needed with a 7.3l!

Hi all,

This is my first post here on the forum, though I have been dabbling around a bit. I have got lost (mostly sidetracked with future project ideas) while on here. I know my way around gas engines pretty well, and I'm adapting to diesels. I guess my biggest qualm is the spark plugs. There aren't any. But now that I'm accepting this, I am doing my best to save this truck from becoming another piece of redneck lawn art.

Here is where I'm at: I have pulled an old '00 F-250 work truck from the bone yard. It was parked a couple years back when it started knocking, and I'm doing what I can to get it going again (haven't cracked it open yet, but I'm guessing powdered shell rods). It was a pretty stout truck back in the day, and got a new tranny, turbo and exhaust less than 1,000 miles before the engine got noisy. I have a new long block inbound and have pulled the old engine, but I need to know what consumable parts (gaskets, o-rings, random nuts and bolts) I'll need to stock up on before I begin swapping over the parts from old to new. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 11-27-2013, 05:28 PM
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I would just order a full gasket set online. if the truck is a manual would not hurt to put a clutch in it. If you ever plan to increase performance, now is the time to add head studs, and make sure that your up pipes do not leak, and if you are not sure, now is also the time to do some diy bellowed up pipes.
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