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I recently bought a Mack 2000 CH613 E7 350 mack engine

9-speed maxitorque with air suspension. However, I got a report after full inspection that the crank has gone bad and the head is no good. But the shop then offered to swap the engine with a 1985 Mack E6 350 Mechanical .
My questions are-
1. What are the Pro's and Con's if I do the SWAP or Fix the engine.
2. What should I be asking the local shop?
This will be my first Mack truck and it is already beginning to sound overwhelming.

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Better to go back with a good used e-tec engine , the e-6 is way different front engine mount would have to b fabricated not to mention the electrical system would be a headache .

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Better to go back with a good used e-tec engine , the e-6 is way different front engine mount would have to b fabricated not to mention the electrical system would be a headache .

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A mechanical throttle linkage would have to fabricated, engine mounts, all sorts of things not quite fitting or fabricated to fit, a true nightmare. Then when you need parts for this engine (e-6), with no true chassis number to go by----no thanks. I would avoid the head ache and replace like for like.

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I couldn't Agee more ..that is sound advice right there !

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I have a 1957 B61 with a 673 engine and a 5&3 transmission. I would like to upgrade to bigger engine with a turbo like a 237 will it fit my truck. Maybe there is a better option out there any help is greatly appreciated.

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