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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Skag View Post
Guys - I'm considering swapping my 1994 2500 4x4 for a friends 2004.5 4x4 crew cab dually with the six speed manual trans. I would have to throw in additional cash to close the deal. The 2004.5 has a giant hole in the block at #4. The rod is no longer on the crank. Truck has ~170K miles and never towed hard.

Is there an issue with the ISB 325's? Seems odd to me that he did not get a low perssure or overheat alarm. Just heard a clicking noise and then boom.

What's a beautiful 2004.5 crew cab 4x4 dually with a blown engine worth - he's asking 12K...? I plan on doing the engine work myself. Should I go for a 6.7 transplant?

Walk away??? Or go for it?.......... I'm in California so the 2004 requires smogging......

Close to here there was a 2003 White Sport QC NV5600 6 speed, 4x4 dually with 93000 miles that the fellow was asking $16,000 for. Clean but needed a tail gate, bumper and right dually fender extension because it rolled down the fellows steep driveway and into some trees. On the plus side he was an avid diesel guy and had just done the ball joints, unit bearings and steering upgrade.
I would walk as $12K Is way too much with a blown engine. Well for the swap thing it's too hard to judge without seeing both the trucks.


2004.5 Dodge 2500 QC 2WD short bed Jeff Garmon built 48RE trans, II SPS62, Fass 95, Smarty S06 POD, MBRP exhaust
SOLD -2007 Dodge 2500 QC 4X4 short bed, G56

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