Join Date: Mar 2008
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I purchased a new block for my 02 (granted it's a 2nd gen, not a first gen) and everything was supposed to be stock. After 2,000 miles when I scored a piston, I found out that the pistons in it were .30 over mahle pistons. One was scored very, very badly and a 2nd one was working on it. I'm inclined to believe that they don't stand up to heat well. Of course, from as chewed up as the one was, it very well could have been a bad bore. All in all it cost me 10 grand to have cummins pull the engine, bore the block and put back .40 over pistons in it. I didn't have time to wait the 6 weeks for a recon engine.
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 6sp manual, 4x4, Edge Juice w/Attitude stacked w/Smarty, MBRP 4" exhaust, BHAF, South bend DD, FASS 95/150, BHAF, .40 over pistons
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab, Auto, 4x4, tst powermax, Smarty, Full billet Goerend w shift enhancer, AD 150, K&N intake
2000 F350 Supercab, Auto, 4x4, stock