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Replacement 7.3

I have a 96 7.3 with 62K that has had a coolant leak by the oil cooler since it was new and is steadily getting worse. It was a manufacturing defect that affected the machining of the blocks during about a months time frame. I don't have the bulletin number off hand. Navistar would come to the Ford dealer and perform the repair to the block. Anyhow I'm too late on the warranty so I definitely do not want to try and get this fixed. What would be a good way to go about this? I want a late 97 or later block and heads. A crate motor or? Just looking for ideas.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 09:08 PM
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Find a good used engine and swap it in
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I have a 96 7.3 with 62K that has had a coolant leak by the oil cooler since it was new and is steadily getting worse. It was a manufacturing defect that affected the machining of the blocks during about a months time frame. I don't have the bulletin number off hand. Navistar would come to the Ford dealer and perform the repair to the block. Anyhow I'm too late on the warranty so I definitely do not want to try and get this fixed. What would be a good way to go about this? I want a late 97 or later block and heads. A crate motor or? Just looking for ideas.
With only 62,000 on your rig I would be doing the fix. Research what navistar did to the engines and do it yourself. Such a waste to right off an engine because of something that is fixable, that engine will run for hundreds of thousands of miles more. Don't waste it. Anyways whatever the fix may be, it can't be as hard as removing and replacing the engine!
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Lil bondo, some duct tape..she be jus rahght.....lol

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I'd stay away from remans if I could.

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Re: Replacement 7.3

With 62k miles I would try the fix for sure

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I have a 96 7.3 with 62K that has had a coolant leak by the oil cooler since it was new and is steadily getting worse. It was a manufacturing defect that affected the machining of the blocks during about a months time frame. I don't have the bulletin number off hand. Navistar would come to the Ford dealer and perform the repair to the block. Anyhow I'm too late on the warranty so I definitely do not want to try and get this fixed. What would be a good way to go about this? I want a late 97 or later block and heads. A crate motor or? Just looking for ideas.
My last motor did this too. Got pissed off with the leak and swapped in one from a 95. Going to see if a machine shop can do a lock and stitch LNS Products Page and keep it as a spare.

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You can try talking to swamps...they knew some on blocks and keep a supply on hand

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