Did you have an ultra gauge with the alarm ?
No, not at the time. This is what prompted me to get one. Expensive mistake, though my engine needed some love I suppose as I had a small leak in my front cover and needed to do the timing/oil pump anyhow [146,000 Mi on the truck w/o doing those], so no biggie. This will give me a opportunity to go in and fix some things that have been bugging me a little, minus doing a full bottom end rebuild (bottom end is running really well and should be fine for another 100,000 Mi, near as I can tell). If the bottom end does end up needing something too, I've been doing quite a bit of reading and I'm probably just going to stop at that point, junk the V8 Petrol and do a TD5 swap because she'll be down for a year at that point - once it's over 100F here in Phoenix, I'm not doing any wrenching in my garage.
I found this online:
Not sure if this has top hat liners ...
I was thinking about buying it in case my engine is damaged. I am not sure what the catch is .... engine looks wonderful and the price is right ..
No clue on this. It 'appears' to just be a used Long Block, in which case it is WAY too much money. For a USED Long Block, you should only really be spending 1000 USD or less, to 'your' address? The last time I bought a used Long Block [for my '99] was in 2010 or so and I paid 1200 USD back then for it, and that was shipped to my home address, AS IS. I see them on Ebay all the time for around 500 or so, plus S&H, which if you have a friend with a business you can have it shipped to, you're good to go with freight at about 200 USD or less?
WLAD, it's 6 of 1, half-dozen of another on this. If you aren't doing the work yourself for a swap, it's probably just going to be too much money bro? I don't mind spending money on these things because it's my Tonka and I do all the wrenching myself, so it's always parts only, minus some machine work. Whereas someone who is spending cash to have someone else do the work...ouch. Taking that into consideration, you are going to spend a lot less money if you just buy another one and swap over the stuff you wanna keep, giving you the opportunity to do things a little differently if you desire.
Just my humble opinion...It's free for what it's worth.