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I have a ‘06 HSE with a blown head gasket at 180k miles. I’m sourcing a replacement engine and I’m wondering, with the new engine, what I should do to it prior to installation. Are there any old components that I should not reinstall but replace as well? Just thinking of how much easier some of these things would be with the engine on the bench.

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The ‘new’ engine has 88k miles.
 

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So, just bump/nudging here:

I'm thinking
1. water pump, thermostat
2. plugs
3. belts and hoses
4. radiator flush

If the 'new' motor has 88k on it, would you replace timing chain or tensioners, etc?
 

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I am not terribly familiar with these engines, but I don't think they suffer from timing chain issues plaguing later (and earlier) models. I would change all gaskets with the engine out: valve covers, output shaft seal, etc. If there are any additional cooling components in the V of the engine (a-la valley pan in M62TUs), I'd replace that as well.
Hopefully others with more experience with the FoMoCo engine can chime in.
 
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