if you scared of the 53 block then stay away :thumbsup:beer i just figur if it cracks it gives me an excuse to get a new motor with 0 miles:hyper:is there any way to tell using the vin number??? I will look before I buy it, should i stay away from the truck if it has one?
By a gas power truck and walk away from the diesel. Unless you are towing some big numbers you will loose money on the diesel for everyday use...I wish, i need a reliable truck, as the family is getting bigger and cash seems to go the other way if you know what i mean!
By a gas power truck and walk away from the diesel. Unless you are towing some big numbers you will loose money on the diesel for everyday use...
Most of the threads I have read about 53 blocks cracking are on trucks pulling big loads in the mountains. The cracking has been attributed to cavitation in the cooling system creating a hot spot on what is an already thin part in the casting of the 53 block.Ya that wont work as i tow EVERY DAY of the week, and have been as heavy as 23k lbs with my 12v so i am pretty sure a gaws rig wouldnt hold up, i tow my 30 foot gooseneck with 8-10k on it regularly, I just dont want to register two trucks.