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Old 07-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Picking up used engine, what to look out for?

Picking up a used 2001 4.0 with 100k on Saturday, besides the obvious what should I look out for? The engine was in running order prior and is now just the block+head

-It has the 0331 head so I'll be inspecting for cracks through the oil cap

-Inspect any coolant residue for signs of oil

-Inspect the accessory bolt holes in the block (for chipped tabs etc)

Think it's worth doing a full gasket job before I throw her in mine? It'll be a temporary motor until I drop in a stroker in 1-2 years

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Compression test and/or leak down test?

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hope you're getting a good deal for it with that code...
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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Engine is pulled so a compression test would be very hard

Ya I'm getting a good deal, as long as she holds out a year or two and gets me back on the road its money well spent IMO
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Leak down test can be done as the engine sits, which was also suggested...

All you need is a starter and a battery to do a compression check on your long block - just making a general suggestion - Best of luck..unsubscribe
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