I bought a 99 7.3L 4x4 Automatic recently. Not knowing anything about diesels I thought I was doing OK. NOT. I took a screwing. But now I'm into it and can't turn around. Are there any Backyard Mechanics in the Austin area/ Leander area that wouldn't mind helping me decide what to do next and the areas of repair that need priority. I'm also thinking of buying a long block and just skipping the nickel and dime repairs. Would any one be interested in helping swap that beast??? I just can't afford shop labor pricing but I can pay. I'm fairly mechanical, just looking for direction and some help.