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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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blew up my LML

I've owned this truck since new in 2012
was a great truck and I could not ask for a better truck. I've always maintained the F out of the truck but I also beat it up and was not easy on her. 130k trouble free miles till the other day


so long story short

I was WOT for a long time and burnt a hole in #2 piston. Compression checked and its dead
truck still starts and drives under its own power but its hard.

I just picked up my new truck from the dealership yesterday, a 2020 dmax

now I'm looking for some advice or some input on what to do with my LML now. the truck has been paid off since 2016. the truck was tuned since 2k miles on it.

all labor will be done by me so no charges will be applied


option 1

so a new short block from industrial injection is $10K
I will rebuild my heads with new valve, springs, retainers, seats and guides. deck the heads, all new gaskets,
arp head studs all new hoses, lines for the entire motor, new over sized injectors, new aftermarket manifolds. and a woldFAB bored turbo and new billet wheel. just for a start 15k-20k in parts just right here!

still would need to build my tranz $6-9K depends on what kit I want to go with.

option 2


find a crashed truck from copart and take the motor out from the if I get one for a good deal.

or buy an eBay motor and take a shot on that and who knows what I'm getting or how long it will last.

option 3

sell it as is


parts list on my truck
ADD front and rear bumpers
BDS 4" coilovers kit
method rims 35" tires
mbrp 5"
motor ops dps5
egr delete
Yukon lsd
krypotnight frontend
ECT ECT


I want to hear what some of you would do out of these 3 choices, please don't say something stupid like
oh well I just wouldn't have blown it up in the first place lol
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 06:00 AM
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I've owned this truck since new in 2012
was a great truck and I could not ask for a better truck. I've always maintained the F out of the truck but I also beat it up and was not easy on her. 130k trouble free miles till the other day


so long story short

I was WOT for a long time and burnt a hole in #2 piston. Compression checked and its dead
truck still starts and drives under its own power but its hard.

I just picked up my new truck from the dealership yesterday, a 2020 dmax

now I'm looking for some advice or some input on what to do with my LML now. the truck has been paid off since 2016. the truck was tuned since 2k miles on it.

all labor will be done by me so no charges will be applied


option 1

so a new short block from industrial injection is $10K
I will rebuild my heads with new valve, springs, retainers, seats and guides. deck the heads, all new gaskets,
arp head studs all new hoses, lines for the entire motor, new over sized injectors, new aftermarket manifolds. and a woldFAB bored turbo and new billet wheel. just for a start 15k-20k in parts just right here!

still would need to build my tranz $6-9K depends on what kit I want to go with.

option 2


find a crashed truck from copart and take the motor out from the if I get one for a good deal.

or buy an eBay motor and take a shot on that and who knows what I'm getting or how long it will last.

option 3

sell it as is


parts list on my truck
ADD front and rear bumpers
BDS 4" coilovers kit
method rims 35" tires
mbrp 5"
motor ops dps5
egr delete
Yukon lsd
krypotnight frontend
ECT ECT


I want to hear what some of you would do out of these 3 choices, please don't say something stupid like
oh well I just wouldn't have blown it up in the first place lol
To my mind it would depend on what you intend to do with the truck, sell it or keep it.

If selling, what would net you more money, option 2 or option 3, taking into consideration the labor involved in each one.

If you intend on keeping it, then option 1 or 2 would depend on what you intended to do with it.

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I agree with 407. It really depends on what you want to do with it afterwards. If you are going to keep it then option 1 is the way to go. If you are gonna sell it then just sell it. You will not get your money back from building it or putting a motor in it unless you get something really cheap and you can just swap it. A coworker of mine bought that really cheap one that had a replacement motor in it and he had to put another motor in it. Spent about 7k more on the truck and is pissed about it. If you’re gonna sell it, sell it.
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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 08:11 AM
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Hot Rod the LML (badass looking truck you have there, btw!) if you're gonna keep it and leave the new one stock!


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option #2 if you have the space to stash away a parts truck and the ability to do the work. You wont get what it's worth to you by selling anyway, and you have a done a very nice job with it thus far. That truck is sweet! with option #2 you can keep it check and as long as you aren't looking to get wild witha 750-1000 horse monster you don't have to get crazy on engine builds

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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 03:54 PM
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I vote option one if you're keeping or selling. Keep all receipts and document the build. That will make the truck worth the most.

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I'd keep the 2012 and fix it for a fun truck. You have another truck so you're not in a hurry to get the 2012 on the road. Take your time and have fun learning how to fix it...

This is what I bought: https://dmaxstore.com/products/?rout...roduct_id=3697

with all the goodies it came to @$11K better option than the industrial injection short block IMO...

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I melted my #2 in my LBZ. I found a low mileage motor from a wrecker and replaced the whole thing. $4k CDN and 3 days with a buddy to pull and swap in the middle of winter. Gives ya a rough idea on what it may cost you.
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nice truck!!!
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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 08:38 AM
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Me, I would do option #2 IF you know the condition of the donor truck and get all the harnesses, wiring, pulleys, computers, alternator etc and can pull it yourself, much easier to R&R with everything intact, lot cheaper than rebuilding, truck is back on the road in less than a week and you can keep the extra stuff for spares if you ever need them or sell/trade 'em. However, I'm on a fixed income and $15K for a rebuild wouldn't fit my budget...
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