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Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 AM
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Hey my name is Zach and im new to this and i think im in the right area but not really sure. Anyways i have a 97 ram 1500 1/2 ton 3.9L 2wd and i blew a rod over the past summer. Im doing a rebuild on it and am currently waitin for the block to get back from the machine shop. I was just wondering besides the pistons, pushrods, main bearings, gasket sets, oil pump, lifters, piston rings, freeze plugs, and valve springs what else do i need. I was goin to buy a rebuild kit but everywhere i look there isnt a full kit that includes everything and some websites dont even have my engine. Any help is appreciated.
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Why are you replacing the lifters, springs and pushrods? Were some damaged when the engine blew? You'll want to add a new timing set, rod bearings, cam bearings, and an oil pump pickup tube if there's even a hint of metal in the oil one. I also prefer to use new rod, main and head bolts during a rebuild. A new thermostat and water pump bypass hose is also a good idea and if there's any play in the water pump shaft, replace it.
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Yea. two rods blew along with a loose piston. i had just replace the whole timing set this summer when the tensioner went out. I have also baught the stat when i began the overhaul. This is my first overhaul and im practically doing it alone.
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