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#16 Kmac1 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:15 AM

The 2.6 is a known head failure problem, the heads are expensive and can be scarce. otherwise, decent trucks.

The most common head failure was a crack between the valves, which can be repaired for a fraction the cost of a new or used head.
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#17 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 07:21 AM

Usually they can be repaired, and for what those heads cost a fraction can still be substantial, but the problem is, they can fail again.  We've sold them 3-4 times and run into multiple failures on several. Mind you this has been years ago now.