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Old 08-10-2013, 09:17 PM
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Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Talking Stock engine rebuild?

I recently stripped off the heads on my 5.9 to repair a blown head gasket. I'm trying to decide if I should just go ahead and put new rings in it since I'm most of the way there now anyway. My questions are
Has anyone tried to rebuild the lower end w/o removing from the truck?
Any sources for an inexpensive lower end or rearing kit?
I've seen a lot of these motors going over 300k, mines at 250 now and has run great except was losing water. So any other trouble that I might be able to avoid I would appreciate info about.
I have rebuilt plenty of motors so I have experience, just not on this motor.
Btw what color were these engines painted at the factory. I degreased any hint of color off the block. Just figure I will clean it up while I'm there.
Thanks for any help.
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