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Old 03-30-2012, 10:03 AM
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Default Fire damaged DMAX-would u buy?

Found a DMAX/4l80e combo on Craigslist in my area. Good price. But fire damage on top of motor. Says its a 2007 with 10k on it. Isn't this a van motor? And my question is would it b worth buying? From the pics it looks like the turbo is in tact but I can't make out much more than that. Would the heads b usable? I'm thinking maybe I should pass on it. What do u guys think?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:29 AM
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The vans are rated at less HP but that may just be tuning. I hope someone else will chime in about this.Whats to burn up top ? fuel lines, wire harness, AC compressor, alternator, belt accessories ,FICM, turbo, ECM. There is a lot, do you just need a good block?
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its a van engine. a lly , if you can go look at it that would be best. id pay 2k max
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The vans are rated at less HP but that may just be tuning. I hope someone else will chime in about this.Whats to burn up top ? fuel lines, wire harness, AC compressor, alternator, belt accessories ,FICM, turbo, ECM. There is a lot, do you just need a good block?
Yes I have lb7 pistons and I want a block crank etc to build.
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its a van engine. a lly , if you can go look at it that would be best. id pay 2k max
Do u think the heads would b ok? The guy wants 1500 for motor/trans
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Do u think the heads would b ok? The guy wants 1500 for motor/trans
How bad of a fire was it? Just a harness fire? If the valve covers aren't slumped I wouldn't be too worried about it. I bought a similar engine that had a pretty bad fire and the heads were fine.
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if the upper valve covers dont look bad i would assume the heads are good as well as the shortblock. its basically a lbz so for 1500 its not bad at all
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:13 AM
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Sweet thanks for the info guys. From the pics the turbo and valve covers look fine. I'm gonna try to jump on it.
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