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Old 09-27-2011, 04:24 PM
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Looking for some opinions here.... My 97 5.9 is starting to nickle and dime me, it's at 120,000 miles, and I'm trying to decide whether to rebuild or swap out for something new. I'm leaning towards a new engine, which will give me my old engine to play with as well as a new toy. So any ideas? What engines would you recommend?

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If you go with an original block it would be a simple swap, if you start modding with a different block its gonna nickle and dime you till you get everything you need. Which would be a new computer to operate it, wiring harness and sensors????
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what is wrong with your engine? I have gotten for more than 120,000 out of a 5.9
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Rebuild would be cheaper...but an updated crate engine would probably be more reliable. I'm new to dodge, but I know with the GM's you could swap a GM crate engine in some old cars/trucks that was a direct bolt in/plug and play and was more reliable and a better performer...
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A crate 5.9L MOPAR performance engine will have a warranty, will perform really well, is pretty much plug and play into your truck, it has a warranty and, unless they are offering a core refund, gives you something to play with to rebuild or learn how to rebuild.

I say go for the crate engine.
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