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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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i have no compression in my, im guessing, 8th cylinder.
the mechanic says that it melted a hole in the piston from overfueling and high combustion temps, thats what confuses me cause i didnt know that it could melt down because of that. And just FYI i have baby swamps injectors and im guessing old tony wildman tunes, im not exactly sure because it came on the truck (there are 4 tunes). And i think that the old tuning may be what caused this over time?, just my opinion.
But heres my question, he says it needs rebuilding or a new motor.
Well i know a rebuild kit goes for around 1k not including it being machined for bore size, which he told me costs around 300 bucks? But we found a motor for 1900 bucks with 90k miles and it comes with a year warranty.
So which should i do?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: well im FUCT

WHOOPS, not the OBS section.
but i guess i can use yalls opinions too lol

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Re: well im FUCT

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imelted a hole in the piston from overfueling and high combustion temps, thats what confuses me cause i didnt know that it could melt down because of that.


Probably be much cheaper to drop in another running engine.
If you plan to keep it for a very very long time, and adding more power, you might want to rebuild it so you know whats in there.

I'd change your tunes, and pay more attention to your EGT's. You should have the probe in the manifold as well, not post turbo if you have it there. (never hurts to have both)

If you rebuild the motor with good parts, it wont take long to have more money into the motor than the truck is worth. Just keep that in mind if you don't plan on keeping it for at least another 100,000 miles or 2.

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yes i want to ad more power whenever i have the money to spend, but right now my dad wants me to put stock injectors back in instead of the baby swamps so ill probably save up and get new tunes a t-500 hpop, along with the e-fuel and what not...
and i think that it has the probe in the manifold not sure, i will have to look

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