My 360 is burning a good amount of oil and would prefer not to sell the truck, especially considering the fact that a newer and better one worth my time will cost at least 10 grand, which I don't have. I found a used engine at a scrap shop for 500 bucks but since it doesn't have a vehicle with it I cant start to hear it run and everything. How would I go about checking it so I don't spend a lot of time and money on an engine that is in sores shape than the one I have now. Thanks for your help.
how to tell if shelf engine is good on 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
by Chuck Dodge in Maryville, MO on March 05, 2013
ANSWER by brhudak on March 05, 2013
You can hook a starter to the motor and a remote switch and do the compression then you can do a leak down down test.
ANSWER by pushrod on March 05, 2013
The ONLY way to know for sure is to install it and run it!!