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MOOSE_MACHINE 05-06-2014 04:18 PM

My first rebuild
 
Figured I would star a new thread for this seen as my problem is no longer with the autolites. I tore down the 2000 motor a couple of weeks ago to rebuild so I could keep the 97 all together as a complete motor. But I found out last week that the motor is beyond .040 out and cylinder #2 would need to be sleeved. So now I am in the process of tearing into the 1997 motor so I can get it into the machine shop. Unfortunately I'm right in the midst of spreading a lot of manure then plowing, cultivating and planting corn so free time to get it done is a little scarce. On another note I've got the filter assembly for the e-fuel made and started to clean out the intercooler. I'll let you guys know when I here word back about the 97 motor. I'm hoping I can bring it to the machine shop by the end of the week but probably won't find out about the insides till the following week

oldbird1965 05-07-2014 12:33 AM

Mine is a just a 'hair' low on compression but I'm interested in these threads. Oldwoods disappeared and I was watching his rebuild thread. I guess he threw you the ball Nick, LOL!

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-08-2014 11:09 AM

Hahaha. Well I seem to keep running into obstacles. I blew a hydraulic hose on my loader this morning so that'll probably be at least a half a day by the time I get a new one made then back onto the machine. I'm only about halfway done spreading manure as well and it's supposed to rain tonight. Just keep plugin away till I can't plug anymore

OldWoodsDiesel 05-08-2014 04:07 PM

haha! funny that I got the shout-out in just the 3rd thread I read after logging in for the first time in months today. Thanks Glenn! and yes, I did disappear, but hopefully not for good. Work has been absolutely crazy since the beginning of the year and I've been forced to put my truck/engine rebuild project on hold until late summer/early fall due to about 5 other big projects around that house that need doing - like replacing the complete AC system on the house. ...luckily its been a cold spring but the clock is sure ticking on that one!

anyway, sorry for the hijack, Nick. I'm gonna follow this thread as well, as my rebuild project is not dead, just on indefinite hold, unfortunately. and I'm sure I won't be around here as much as I'd like, but hopefully i'll be lurking a bit more than I've been able the last few months (which was pretty much zero).

got any pics or advice on that intercooler cleanout process? I picked up a pretty dirty 6.0 one myself and cleaning it up and pressure testing it is definitely in my plans.

Good luck with the work - both truck related, and otherwise!

oldbird1965 05-08-2014 07:03 PM

Good to see your still kicking JP, LOL!

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-08-2014 10:41 PM

No apology necessary for the hijack. I started by rinsing it with 160* water which didn't work as well as I had hoped and with it being a plastic tank cooler I don't really want rouse any harsh chems on it so I'm going to try soaking it in detergent then rinsing it out with the hot water again. The water alone did quite a bit but not enough IMO. It looks like I'm going to get rained out tomorrow so I may have time to tear it down or at least get close. Although if the weather breaks I'll be back in the tractor so idk.

ReBilld 05-08-2014 10:59 PM

I had hoped to rebuild the '97 engine I have on a stand this summer, but I don't think the funds are gonna be there for it this year. I actually want to rebuild two....one for my project truck and one for my dually. Good luck with the rebuild. Take lots of pics! :-X22

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-20-2014 01:56 AM

I made some progress today
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Got the heads off. I've still got to get the front cover off but didn't have a harmonic balancer puller and have to get the lifters out. Hopefully I can get to it tomorrow.

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-25-2014 01:00 AM

I finished tearing down the motor tonite. I now see why the one cylinder was so low in compression. There was a few scores in it but the rest are in excellent shape. The main bearing definitely have some wear. But I guess that's probably normal with 300k when your surrounded by mountains. [IMG][URL=http://s1333.photobucket.com/user/klassennick/media/2304051B-F3E4-424C-8055-6916E875AEBF_zpsl6emtdnj.jpg.html][IMG]
I am going to drop it off on Monday and se if he can rough it in by mid week. Although I'm not all that hopefully. Odds are roughing will be mid next week.

oldbird1965 05-25-2014 10:03 AM

Progress Nick! I'm curious on this, good luck!

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-25-2014 11:04 AM

Yes I did glen. I'm guessing I'm not the only one that can't see that post. It's the second one that did that when adding a photo. The cylinder with the lowest compression had definite scoring in it. All the others were flawless. Also the main bearings were showing pretty good signs of wear. But only on the cap side, which makes sense with that being the side that gets the pressure. Aside from that I am going to drop it off tomorrow morning and hopefully know how far out it is by mid week.

MOOSE_MACHINE 05-31-2014 05:13 PM

It looks like I'm going .030. Amazing how much compression that cylinder had with it being out that much. I'll find out about the crank first thing monday and then I can get the pieces ordered. I'm in the process of cleaning up all the parts and while spaying out the rad I noticed the fins are starting to corrode. I may as well replace it now while it's out and not have to worry about it in the future.

ReBilld 06-01-2014 10:27 PM

Can't wait to see it go together Nick! I have an engine on a stand in my shop that I want to tear down and see if it can be rebuilt. When I got it, it was rolled over on it's side with the driver side head sticking straight up, the valve cover off and two injectors gone. Those two cylinders were full of water and I have no idea how long it was like that. I don't think too long, but hopefully the crank isn't pitted bad and I can rebuild it. Good luck on your rebuild, and take lots of pics! :-X22

MOOSE_MACHINE 06-02-2014 02:31 AM

I have to admit. It's quite interesting. I spent most of the day scraping oil and dirt then washing it in the solvent tank. I still have a few ore pieces to go then I can sandblast it all.

DIYMechanic 06-02-2014 02:30 PM

Keep up the good work, Nick. I'm interested to see how this turns out for you.


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