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dumb question just wonderin like to do my own work on the truck tryin to learn these in powerstrokes used 2 the old 7.3 naturaly aspirated
 

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if you have 2000 and newer you have (Pressed incorrect.) Powdered Metal Rods ( correct. PMR ). I do not know if this applies to the 6.0L or not though. As well as the 6.4L
 

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Powder Metal Rods. They are formed with the sintered process of compressing a metal powder into shape.
 

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if you have 2000 and newer you have Pressed Metal Rods ( PMR ). I do not know if this applies to the 6.0L or not though. As well as the 6.4L

Not all 2000's have them. 10/2000 is supposedly the actually month they switched, but the PMR itself came out in August of 2000, so its hit and miss from august to october of 2000, and there were a few forged rod motors in first few months after the switch over from my understanding.

I thought PMR stood for Powdered Metal Rods?
 

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^^^^^ What he said.
 

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Thats what i thought. just makin sure i was thinkin straight:hehe:
 

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I'm sorry it is Powdered metal rods. My fault I take full responsibility.
 

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02/00 I have a non pmr motor right?
 

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i have a 5/1998 so what your sayin is that any year below 2000 should have forged rods
 

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no oil will come out.
 

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Thanks strokin!

Another question, When I look in the hole, will I need to turn the motor at all?

Its hard to tell from the pics, is this on the drivers side or the pass side?
 

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You might need to turn it over just to get the rods in the right place to see the studs. All I did was pull the plug then look it...if I couldn't see it good enough I just stuck the plug back in there a few turns and bumped the motor! then looked again.

As far as pulling the plug you need a 5/16" square driver. I found it at a plumbing store. It was tough to find.
 
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