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!