Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hinckley, IL
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No, this didn't come out of some random motor somebody tried to put a roller cam in, it came out of a 99 PSD. It did not appear the motor had ever been apart, not the long block anyway. Head gaskets appeared to be original. I can see it had had the oil pan off it at some time. Keep in mind, I bought this sitting on a pallet as a core, and was told it had a knock and yes, it appears for some time. I popped off the heads and shelved them, did not dismantle them (didn't notice any valve damage, wasn't looking either).
As far as the pistons, none had any valve damage. I could very well have a stuck valve though, push rods where all pretty straight, no bents ones jumped out. I was thinking the valve train would take a hit before a cam or lifter would, just by the capacity of the metals themselves. I am in no way claiming I know how this failed, I figured if I posted it here, somebody has probably seen this before and would chime in as to what happened. My truck runs fine and I don't need the motor now that I don't have work, I'm just bored and had time to take this apart and was a little shocked when I looked in and saw this!
2002 E350 Extended Cargo PSD 435,000 Miles All Stock.