I'm at ~15k on my replacement long block (~30k on the truck now). So far all seems to be good I think.I
It’s a pain accessing the #7 cylinder plus my Amazon cam didnt have the 90 degree mirror so I could only see the piston tops.
I bought a 90 degree mirror just need to find the time to go look again..
At the end of the day if its knocking...it’s no good...
Wonder if any of the guys with replacement blocks have surpassed 15 to 20k yet??
I found one loose bolt that I had to tighten and maybe it's just in my head, but it seems to take longer for the heat to get hot.
With winter around right now most mornings I have the truck running for 20 minutes with the heat set at 90 degrees. Then I get into it and drive and it's not very warm at all. Seems I need to get about 10 miles down the road before it starts throwing a lot of heat and I have to back it down to 65-70 degrees.