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ENGINE BUILDER- RECOMMENDATIONS?

I'm starting a pretty ambitious project thats going to require some engine work. I'm building a 2004 f350 dually flatbed and its best and highest use will be towing and snow plowing. I dont need a race truck, but I earn a living with it so it will need to be dead reliable. Lots of people say this is a tall order for the 6.0, lol. But I think those people are sources for cheap trucks :)

Anyway, this truck belonged to our local municipality and blew a transmission line while plowing snow. this caused a fire that melted the batteries and some of the plastic on top of the motor, as well as some rubber parts. it burned the paint off of the driver side fender, part of the hood, and started up thru the shift boot. All things considered, it looks pretty minor to me, as fires go. that engine had 35,000 miles on it. I bought a donor truck which is supposed to have 200,000 miles on it, but the engine is so clean you could eat off of it. allegedly the only problem with the donor engine is the crankshaft position sensor.

Im in southwest Missouri and I work alot. I COULD do the work (headgaskets, studs, tubes, egr delete, etc) but I would rather drop the engine off at a reputable shop and have them inspect the rest of the engine. Id like to know what I have is as reliable as can be expected from a diesel engine. does anyone have any recommendations on who could do the work while I spend the time making money? I dont mind driving a ways, or even shipping, I just wanna end up with a nice truck in the end.

I'll be posting up progress reports when i get started. Thanks!
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If you don't mind shipping... Doug @ GoGo. He's in Florida, but I'd trust him with anything.

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where are you located in SW MO?

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You're a smart pup it sounds like, good luck, glad someone still has some faith in the dreaded 6.0

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where are you located in SW MO?
I'm in St Robert.
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Doug, hands down......

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I love my 6.0 and they can be just as if not more reliable than a 7.3 if you do the right stuff. The biggest problem the 6.0 has is the dumb a$$es that work on them. Period. I do all lying own work on my truck from changing oil to doin the head studs. I took my truck to rcd once and paid dearly for it and had to redo the work myself anyway. Find a guy that knows what the Hell he is doin and ull have a good truck. Sorry about the rant but I just had to. Haha

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I'm a mechanic on my own stuff because I HAVE to be. It seems like anytime I take anything to a dealer or mechanic I've been at worst ripped off or at best disappointed. I find it hard to pay for ANYTHING thats not done well. I dont understand why you would get up in the morning and clock in, if you arent planning to not only do your job, but do it well.

I guess thats why I stay as busy as I do working for other people. I fix my own computers, my own trucks, my own buildings...not because i desperately need to find something to burn up my fun time on...but because I cant seem to find anyone else who cares enough to simply do it right...or fix it when something gets messed up.

Admittedly I own a duramax as well and love it (ducks). But in my defense, my superduties outnumber my HDs, lol. I also have a 99 v10 f250 and have grown quite fond of it as well...unfortunately I'll have to sell it to finance the F350 project.
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I'm a mechanic on my own stuff because I HAVE to be. It seems like anytime I take anything to a dealer or mechanic I've been at worst ripped off or at best disappointed. I find it hard to pay for ANYTHING thats not done well. I dont understand why you would get up in the morning and clock in, if you arent planning to not only do your job, but do it well.

I guess thats why I stay as busy as I do working for other people. I fix my own computers, my own trucks, my own buildings...not because i desperately need to find something to burn up my fun time on...but because I cant seem to find anyone else who cares enough to simply do it right...or fix it when something gets messed up.
Most of us feel the same way man. You're in good company here.

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Same boat.
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