I rebuilt that block because it was 1/2 the price of any used block with high( or lower) mileage I found.Another wishful-thinker saying if it hasn’t cracked yet it won’t.
I just put a new engine in mine because the SECOND 53 cracked.
That’s right, in less than 100,000 total mikes it’s on it’s 3rd engine.
Now it’s got the good Mexican block.
Others are still reporting 53s cracking.
Enough with this fairy tale BS that 53s that haven’t yet cracked won’t.
That’s why I get kinda’ irritated when people give out that kind of false and expensive advice.
Good luck with yours. Using that block to rebuild was foolish.
By the way, ALL 50-anything Cummins blocks are from Brazil.
Are you randomly stating stuff , saying it proves your point. Let me try. Up is just a direct . Beef is just a meat . Blue is just a color. How did I do?I’m sure it was...
53 is just a number. Like “Yugo” is just a name... or “DUI” are just letters...
Personally I wouldn't have a problem buying 53 truck for the right price. When they crack they don't really leave you stranded. You would just have to have the means to find and rebuild another block and if you have to have a shop do all the work I would be hesitant. I wouldn't however buy another nv4500 truck with with the power level im at. Ive broken the nv45 more times then I care to think about. They are cheap to rebuild though.I am looking at a '99 53-block right now. This truck is immaculate inside and out. No rust, scratches, dents or dings. Brand new dash and the drivers seat barely looks like it has been sat in. Engine is completely stock. I swore I would never buy a 53-block, but this truck is priced right and has everything I want, except for the nv5600...it has the nv4500.
I think I am rolling the dice and buying it.