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best price on piston/rod

I need a piston a con rod for a '96 with 170,000 miles. I'm having trouble finding parts from somewhere other than Chrystler. Also, what else should I do while I'm in this deep into the engine? Initial problem was a knock from the wrist pin in #3 cylinder. Everything else seems good. Thanks for all the help.
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Contact Cummins they will make you a better price than Dodge.

While you have the head off you may want to O ring the head or add head studs, or main studs. It will just depend on how much HP you want.
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Other things to inspect, rotate the motor and inspect the cam. I would do a bearing roll in, better safe than sorry. Blow in the oil galley and be sure the piston cooling galley, and nozzle are clear.

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strip it down and hot tank everything!!!!!! i have built at least 8 of these motors and i have always found pluged skirt coolers and other oil passages......just bust it down and do it right.....also buy a rebuild kit for like $500 and do new rings and everything

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