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Truck maintenance and crate engine swaps don't usually go together, but with the tired engine out, it provided a perfect opportunity for us to replace many of the parts that would typically be tossed when performing annual maintenance. While we were checking out all of the new sensors at Summit Racing, we went ahead and pulled the trigger on parts that didn't make sense to install on a new engine. Those parts included new upper and lower radiator hoses, a new oil pan gasket, and even new motor mounts. Not pictured, we also placed an order for a remanufactured water pump and new, 180-degree thermostat. As a helpful tip, we recommend looking over your existing engine and deciding on what parts you are going to replace. Make a list and a budget, then determine what parts are an absolute must and start with those.