So here's the story so far, I have a 2002 ram 2500 with the 5.9 cummins. It has about 360k miles on it and hasn't seen much tlc over the years. The transfer pump failed on it and sadly took out my injection pump. The truck sat for about 6 months before i got a new vp44. When I finally got the pump on there it just wouldn't run right and turned out it was spitting oil and anti-freeze out the exhasut. At this point we tore down the head, got it planed down, re-seated the injectors and got a new headgasket on there. After we got it all put back together it would not start at all. After talking to some guys at thoroughbred diesel who I got the pump from we figured out the new pump was bad. So we got new pump sent out and got it put on. At this point we got it all together and the truck fired up and ran great, at first. Now we were still getting coolant into the oil. We thought the headgasket just wasn't seated properly. Pulled the head again and put another headgasket in. Fired it up and ran great at first again, but when I tried to give it some gas the pedal had a very slow respone, like 15sec, and then started getting a real bad knock out of it. Also coolant is still getting into the oil.
Now im thinking were gonna have to rebuilt the lower end of the engine. Does anyone know some good kits for this or the best way to go about it? Thanks.