Jump to content
  • Welcome To Mopar1973Man.Com

    We can see that your guest and been lurking about. When you register on the Mopar1973Man.Com site you'll be able to interact with all the other members. This is the most friendliest Cummins forum you'll ever join. Take the time right now and  REGISTER  on the Mopar1973Man.Com this will open up many more options and functions on the website. Everyone is very friendly and helpful just ask questions and everyone will help you out the best they can. 

Sign in to follow this  
DezrtRat

Wrecked My Truck

Recommended Posts

So, the insurance company totalled my truck although the visual damege doesn't justify it. I currently plan to buy it back and fix it. I'm looking for an engine. The block (53) is cracked and I think this is a good time to replace it. So, I'm looking for suggestions and sources for a used or rebuilt motor. Or should I go with a new short block? I don't know how much they're going to offer me yet but want to explore my options before then. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just my two pennys here but I would not by from a wrecking yard. I went to a yard and they told me yea this motor came out of our yard truck and it only has 87k on it for 3k. I look on the oil filter and it says due 337k :lmao:Thanks but no thanks. It took me a while but found one on CL out of a wrecked truck. I still wished I would have built one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you getting a "salvaged" title after you buy it back? Not that it will interfere with rebuilding the truck. But, it might make it harder to sell later. :2cents:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would assume once an adjuster deems a vehicle totaled it will have a salvaged title. Not that big of a deal if you plan on keeping it. Just keep your receipts on the repairs in case you want to sell it later. Ins companies will often total an older vehicle with not alot of damage just cause it's not in Their best interest to pay for the repairs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw this ad in an LA area listing on craigslist when I was trolling earlier in the week. I can't vouch for the details here but there is a phone number you can call if this might be of some help for you. Good luck with the truck. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/pts/2717057079.html 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 cummins 5.9L 24 valve diesel engine. Took out of truck at 68,000 miles. Truck was totaled. These engines are known to go over 500,000 miles. $3000. Engine block is numbered 55 also known as storm block. Strongest cummins block. Not the 53 block which is known to crack near freeze plugs. Comes complete with engine wire harness and main fuse box harness and fuse box, computer, alternator, vacuum pump/power steering pump, fuel injector pump and lines, exhaust manifold. Also for sale a professionally freshly rebuilt 0 miles since rebuild HX35 selling HX35 for $300. P7100 Fuel pump drive gear, front timing housing and cover. I was going to install ARP head studs, and make a high horsepower motor, but funds dried up with the new baby. Brand new head gasket kit never used. Was going to make a race engine and put studs, but need to sell because baby on the way. New water pump never mounted. and other parts. Power steering pump. Was going to install into a Ford, but baby on the way and need money. Make an offer for it all. scott 213-249-6670 call or text located in 90004 zip code.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you getting a "salvaged" title after you buy it back? Not that it will interfere with rebuilding the truck. But, it might make it harder to sell later. :2cents:

Yes it will but I plan to drive it until the wheels fall off...even then I'll probably buy new wheels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, the insurance company totalled my truck although the visual damege doesn't justify it. I currently plan to buy it back and fix it. I'm looking for an engine. The block (53) is cracked and I think this is a good time to replace it. So, I'm looking for suggestions and sources for a used or rebuilt motor. Or should I go with a new short block? I don't know how much they're going to offer me yet but want to explore my options before then. Thanks

New beefed up block $1500 from frieghtliner,bearings,rings,gaskits $1000,headwork $400. Rebuilt mine,used same pistons,cam(guts,hard parts) one week!:shrug: at 450k,pulls better now she's got broke in!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, I finally got my settlement check and am looking forward to getting my truck back. The repair shop found me an engine with a 60 block. Since having a 53 block, I don't want to run into any issues like that in the future. Is there an issue with 60 blocks? Are they from a good source? Just looking for the warm fuzzy before buying it. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The blocks were not used in any order... my 01.5 has a 56 block but they are all over the place. There were changes in the electronics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



×
×
  • Create New...