Originally Posted by Loudnproudford
What's y'all opinion on rebuilding a 5.4 or buying a rebuild? Bocephus has 180k on him and is feeling worn out, and one of these will be in my future. Thanks
Bocephus lol. Give him a little more credit, he needs some updates that's all. They do get tired at about 180/185,000 miles. Tell you what tho, update the O2's, PCV, Injectors, coils and plugs and he'll ****ten and grinnen (in a positive way of course)...
Not kidding, - mine felt like a slug at 185,000 miles, so I decided to go thru it in that way. It went from heavy feeling slug to a light feeling, quick/responsive truck again. Believe it or not, runs better than new and it's @ 309,000 miles now. They are great engines as long as they are not too abused. On the other hand, they are very resilient and can handle a little neglect from time to time.
IMO, - never go with a reman and definitely don't rebuild, (unless it's more of a hobby). Been around these long enough to know your best bet is getting a low mileage used engine.
Far to many remans fail prematurely (even the Jasper remans) and rebuilding is time and money.