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Old 09-15-2008, 12:51 AM
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Need an engine for a 2003 3500 or a rebuilder in Calgary

Just picked up this 2003 3500 and need an engine for it or a place in Calgary that rebuilds them. Could go to Red Deer as well, or Edmonton if I was REALLY desperate.





Fully loaded Diesel, 6spd, 4x4 with heated leather, dvd, the pedals even adjust for shorter/taller drivers! Got it for $8500 cause the engine is siezed. \/

Those H&H trailers are tougher than they look....... I'm glad I went to a heavier duty tire on it though.
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Anyone else thinking a 12v?
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How did the motor die? You lose the #5, #6 cylinders. I've heard a few that have died the same way.
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I am with Tate on this, a good 12valve would be a great conversion.
All the engines I have seen were in Ab have been 8-10 grand to buy. I have only seen 3 of them.
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I have a good '01 24V for sale???
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Can I have the head?
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Sorry Tater, got to sell this one as a complete running engine.
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You could talk to Cummins about a rebuilt engine. or even DSG
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Jamie, you holding out on me. I'm interested. Is it in good running condition? How complete. PM me your PH# and I'll call you later in the week. I have to see, I'm still kinda dreaming about slamming a 6.7L into the old girl. Just waiting for painless to put together a wiring harness. Saw a few wrecked 6.7L trucks on ebay that sold cheap.

Clay, Peak had a few fresh 03 to 05 engine available, they might be gone but you never know. They priced them better than those #'s
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Clay, look on ebay, awhile ago I had found a couple that were around 4 grand complete and running.

Are you going to be parting out the existing engine? If so let me know, I would sure like to get ahold of a reasonably priced 3rd gen head

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Originally Posted by Mike Holmen View Post
Jamie, you holding out on me. I'm interested. Is it in good running condition? How complete. PM me your PH# and I'll call you later in the week. I have to see, I'm still kinda dreaming about slamming a 6.7L into the old girl. Just waiting for painless to put together a wiring harness. Saw a few wrecked 6.7L trucks on ebay that sold cheap.

Clay, Peak had a few fresh 03 to 05 engine available, they might be gone but you never know. They priced them better than those #'s
PM sent Mike...
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Hello Clay-long time no see. I used to cross paths with you back when you and I were into Cherokees. I still have my old gray one-parked out back rapidly deteriorating now.

Check these guys out if you're looking for a new one-not sure what they have now. http://www.rj-performance.com/ They have a warehouse in Calgary-my brother bought a 12 valve head through them a few years ago that worked out OK.

I will also have a good running '01 24 valve engine for sale soon. It needs to be resealed as it's slobbering out of the rear main and between the gear case and block . I'll be listing it once I get the gaskets replaced. Ran like a champ before I pulled it.

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Clay, that truck looks really good.. and that trailer looks really small.

Seriously, it looks like it is in great shape.. Nice find.

I thought you said it was an automatic trans in your other thread about this truck but you mention 6 speed (manual) here.
If it is a 6 speed manual, that is an awesome find.

How many miles are on it?

As for a new engine, I would 1st start dismantling the old one before yanking it. Pull the head and have a look.
Perhaps you get lucky and just find a dropped valve in one hole and the short block is salvageable.

As for a used/rebuilt engines here is one option in Kalispell. Pricey but these are fully dressed which you would not need.

http://fordcummins.com/engines-for-sale.html


I've been to this shop and it is quite impressive. Plus I was drooling over a 2005 Superduty/Common rail/ZF6 manual trans conversion...


Good luck and keep us updated..

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Thanks for the tips guys. Yes it is a 6spd, before I saw it I thought it was an auto but its not. Would prefer an auto(yeah I'm lazy) but for the price I think I can make do.

How much power can the stock clutch and 6spd take? I have the Edge Juice w/attitude on my '01 and would like to put it on the new '03, website says it adds 150hp. I like the all in one package for the gauges and being able to change the HP level on the fly. If I have the engine out anyway I may as well put a HD clutch on if needed. Have heard that it runs hot EGTs when towing though, any comments? Anyone have it on an '03-'04?
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The turbo on the 03 is the small one, thats the EGT problem. If you are doing the engine transplant this may not be a problem anyway.
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