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Old 10-04-2014, 10:34 PM
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I'll bet that'll be noisy and smoky. But, cool nonetheless. A major milestone.
If I can, I'll get video of it. I do have this fancy fone that can do that kinda thing, afterall......

I have most everything needed to make it fire up and run, just gotta get it all together and hook up a battery.
Hope it doesn't take too long to get the fuel system bled. I'd love to make smoke with it this weekend.
By making it run before installing, it should be quite easy to get it running again once it's in.

Indeed, it would be a major milestone though.
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And a very good feeling when it does knowing it will once actually in frame...
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I dunno why, but I couldn't get my phone to sync up with the computer earlier, so I didn't take any pics or video.
But, I filled the shop with smoke today. Didn't take long to make it hard to see/breathe either...... I suppose having put ATF directly into the cyls before turning the engine over had a lot to do with the smokey fire up. At least the rings had some lube.

Took a bit longer to get the fuel system bled than what I had expected. The mechanical pump on the side of the block just did not want to pick up any fuel. So, I took off the output line, put my finger over the outlet port, and pumped it till fuel came out.
That done, it didn't long at all to get the injection pump and lines mostly bled out.
I had to hook up 2 batteries in order to get it to turn over fast enough to light off, most likely due to not having a real good battery laying handy.
First time it lit, it only ran a few seconds, which was kinda surprising since all 6 injector lines were still loose. It started on just the residual ATF in the cyls, and boy did the smoke roll.......
Once the smoke thinned out a bit, I cranked it over till fuel started spraying from the loose injector lines, and tightened each line as fuel showed up. After having fuel at 4 of the 6 injectors, it fired up, again filling the shop with smoke.
I didn't let it run very long, and it's still not quite hitting on all 6. I haven't yet adjusted the valves, so I'm planning to get that done, and give it some more run time, though it may be next weekend before that happens.

Been a pretty good day, if ya ask me.....
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Congrat's!!! That IS a good day. Now you know it'll run when you get it in the truck. Cool!
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I haven't been on for some time, but over the weekend I acquired a good deal on a 6BT. So figured I'd search to see what others have done with them. Not 100% sure my Cummins will make it into my bullnose, but it just might.
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