Going to look at a new work today and need some help. '95 K1500 148K 5spd.
Owner is saying engine was replaced with an earlier model 5.7L (still fuel
injected). Is here an online reference for casting numbers on the block,
I'd like to verify the age and size ? Claims there is an exhaust leak and
that the plugs are fouling out every couple of days as well. Thoughts on
that?. The price on the truck is right considering the older engine swap
and some of the problems (cosmetically and mechanically). My concerns are
with the engine and any computer related problems that may occur with a swap
(source for the plugs issue?). Appreciate anything you can offer.
Sounds like it may be more trouble than its worth. For me the red
1. "engine was replaced with an older engine" So first off, the
service manual MAY not jive with what you have and we have no idea
what kind of condition this engine is in. Computers are picky. You
take one engine with an 02 sensor and swap it with the same engine
with an air/fuel ratio sensor instead of an O2. (They look similar.)
You'll can have all sorts of emissions issues. I think it was Toyota
who had O2 or A/F sensors depending on whether it was a Federal or CA
car. Irregardless, they required different computers and if you had
the wrong one, everything was screwed up.
2. Exhaust leak, usually easy to fix. But can add up. Everytime I
work on an exhaust system -- some rusted out part breaks. Is this
something you want to deal with?
3. Plugs fouling every couple of days. I'm reminded of a Toyota Truck
that kept showing up with oil coated plugs. Owner didn't want to
spend to send the head out. But it probably needed seals and valve
I'd stay away from this one.
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You are correct on the toyotas. I would seriously walk away from this
truck. Pretty much from what it sounds like is you are going to have to go
through the motor as soon as you get it. And with it being an older motor
that was put in then you can't be sure of the milage or usage. If you are
going to buy this truck start checking on the prices of a motor rebuild or
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