I think the coolers were bolted in on this rebuilt 6.9 I'm tearing down for parts. I'd use this motor but a few sleeve skirts are busted, so I'll just hang on to this block jic and build the block that it replaced. At first I didn't have time to get the bolts out of the first block, so I just found another and dumped it in. Now my 7.3 is growing on a removal as I need turbo work, oil cooler work, exhaust work, and the auto tranny is getting some issues....so I'm going to go back to my very first idi, with the t-19. Luckily I had just rebuilt the heads for the 6 before this 7.3 turbo with a better body came up, so that's done.
Thanks for the ideas, I'll have a lot of questions, my budget is about 4K, but I'll want Russ to replace my cartridge, larger ex housing, and logger cam. I have a set of III injectors from him so I may get a bigger pump also, new gaskets, and machine work... so I'll proly end up with a grand after those parts and work.