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Old 03-14-2016, 05:05 PM
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How could you tell you were getting good Navistar blocks instead of random GM junk castings? Onsite visual or something in the online pictures?

There is a <> cast into the valley on the Navistar blocks. I could see it in the photos.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:26 PM
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I've heard of guys scoring fresh rebuilds on auction. Also read about fresh rebuilds with missing or used injector pumps. Seems that units will order a whole block if a part is out of stock. But there's a lot of GM 6.5 castings in the supply system.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:57 PM
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It is interesting what you get. First block has a 2009 casting date. Good stuff. The other is obscured but appears to be 2008. The 09 has no pistons, but it has a cam and timing chain, no lifters. I am having a hard time determining if it has been run. Other engine has no cam and is missing all the outer bolts on the main caps. Crank has a jacked up journal that appears to be from mishandling (prior to shipping) and not related to running. Both are missing all freeze plugs, but still have the block heaters installed. They are also machined for the center mount turbo, which really means nothing other than I have to tap and plug the oil feed and return holes.
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my brother bought one of these mil spec engines for his service truck. the differences are pretty easy to see. the navistar blocks are clearly superior.

now make sure you aint running that thing lean.....
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:18 AM
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I have one block totally stripped and ready for the machine shop. It is getting dropped off tomorrow. The block that didn't look like it had been run actually had some really strange erosion in the top 1/4" of one of the cylinders, so totally above where the rings contact the bore. The rest of the block is spotless though. If it won't clean at .020, then I'll just have that cylinder sleeved. The crank and bearings in that block looked brand new. Since I don't know the actual history, this crank will go up for sale and I'll be using a new Scat crank.

Got the other block stripped down also. Aside from cylinder wear, this block appears to be in great shape as well. Definitely rebuildable. As soon as the machine work is done on block #1, this one will go up for sale.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:43 AM
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Now just trying to track down 18:1 pistons for the 6.5. The guy that used to do it has not built any for a long time and he is quoting $1200 for a set and a 3 month lead time. He is also telling my machine shop that I should go with splayed mains, of course using his $750 main caps. Seriously, just give me the pistons. There are marine versions available for about half the cost, but they only have standard bore available. I also don't like the marine versions because all they did was move the pin to drop the crown to lower the compression, which jacks with the quench. Not a fan of that.
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