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Got my truck back from the mechanics.

I have a stuck valve on the drivers side. Didn't check the passenger side, which is fine, I'll do that.

Gonna take the heads off too and make sure the piston isn't cracked. Got to take them off anyway to replace the valve.

So I'm out so far $66, and the guy said I should send the heads to a machine shop to have them looked at, milled, and cleaned up, which will be another $100-$200 or so.

Hopefully nothing else is an issue.

I am gonna start this weekend.
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glad to hear its nothing too major or too expensive. good luck with everything though.
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Yay!!!
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If it was a rod, I was going to start looking for a 5.0.

If the heads or pistons are messed up, I might still. The guy at the shop said just for them to do labor would be about $700, and to completely fix it, it would be over 1000. I'd rather spend a little more, LOL!
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Good Luck James!!! Hope its not to big of a problem but if it is it sounds like you will move on to bigger and better things haha
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If it was a rod, I was going to start looking for a 5.0.

If the heads or pistons are messed up, I might still. The guy at the shop said just for them to do labor would be about $700, and to completely fix it, it would be over 1000. I'd rather spend a little more, LOL!
Pull the rod out, bend it and get a 5.0. Case closed.
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Pull the rod out, bend it and get a 5.0. Case closed.
As awesome as that would be, if I can, I am gonna wait till after school.
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You're no fun.
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Get the 302, i'll make a road trip and come throw it in your truck for you, I'm sure Trigger will help to, right?
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Glad its not worse. Good luck!
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Get the 302, i'll make a road trip and come throw it in your truck for you, I'm sure Trigger will help to, right?
Pick me up on your way through, I can lend some moral support lol.
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Alright, Will Do!
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Get the 302, i'll make a road trip and come throw it in your truck for you, I'm sure Trigger will help to, right?
Sorry, but I don't really want to drive 2340 miles(one way).
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Sniff Sniff Sniff..............Smells like








hold for it















hold on

















I almost got it










Ah yhea I smell a 5.0 swap!!!




Do it just do it. Don't ask no questions just do it
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I could understand that. I only have to drive 2010 miles one way.
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mybad I'm a idiot!
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YAY 5.0 swap in his futureee
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Were going to Columbia Falls, MT
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I could understand that. I only have to drive 2010 miles one way.
You can just drive to my house which is 1200 miles and I can drive the rest....
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If you guys want to drive out here, I would probably do it.

Only reason I would want to wait until after school is money and the knowledge I'm getting from it.

It'll happen one day, though.
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You can just drive to my house which is 1200 miles and I can drive the rest....
Well we might want to take my truck, its kinda like 302 in a Ranger Cliff Notes.
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