Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
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I ended up calling about those motors.
The daughter told me that each motor ran on test stand for 10 hours, so, I would think you're OK with what's been done to them.
I've always discarded any gasket regardless of how long they've been on something. It just seems that after they've been crushed once, they'll never work good again even with RTV.
If you plan on using the truck a lot, and you feel more comfortable with better gaskets, then I would just replace them.
I feel the only gaskets you should replace are the valve cover gaskets and the oil pan. Otherwise I would leave well enough alone.
THE BLUE BOMBER! Currently Toast !!!!
87 ford f-350 cab-chassis dually. 2wd, 6.9, 3 speed C-6. 3 leaf helper springs, 11,000 gvwr, pintle/ball hitch, 6 pin round trailer connector (unhooked currently). Rear generic truck stop lights. Twin I beam front end with coil springs. Plow lights and switch to go from headlights to plow lights. 8.5 foot meyer diamond plow with central hydrolics. 8 foot rugby dump bed. 167,000 miles and still strong. Solid State Glow Plug Controller.