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Old 11-12-2017, 01:21 PM
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My dad had a similar injury but on the second finger. A good thump to the back of my head really got my attention!
 
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Thank you for the suggestions for sure.
 
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Just posting a little progress. Was able to get an engine stand and get the engine mounted on it. Bolt size needed is 12mm x 1.75 mm just for anyone who needs it. I went with 5" bolts for my stand.





I started taking a few things off just checking stuff out. While unhooking the driverside UVCH the plastic was brittle and broke. I was able to get most but unfortuneantly a piece about a nickel fell down in the little hole next to the pushrod.



I am very frustrated about this. Is this a receipt for disaster? Do I need to pull the head? I seriously hope the answer is no.
 
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I am gonna try to spin the engine over and see if I can get the piece to fall out. Probably a extremely small chance but it may happen.
 
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Any chance of sucking it out with a shop vac? Neck down the hose small enough to fit along the push rod?
 
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I would try to vacuum it out before pulling the head. It's worth a shot, but if you can't get it, you are going to need to pull it.
 
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If you can see it (hard to tell in the pic) you could heat up the end of some small but stiff wire and melt it into the plastic the let cool and fish it out. Last ditch effort but may work.
 
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What about something like this?

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If you can see it (hard to tell in the pic) you could heat up the end of some small but stiff wire and melt it into the plastic the let cool and fish it out. Last ditch effort but may work.
That is one good idea right there!
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I have one of those and I like it. I was also going to suggest that one.
 
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Thank you guys for all the suggestions. I spun the engine on the stand over for one revolution and I am 99% sure the piece that fell out was the culprit. I am gonna do a couple more revolutions just to be safe. Also pulled the glowplugs and gave it a spin. Everything is spinning nicely. I have the valve covers, gaskets, UVCH's, thermostat housing, thermostat, HPOP lines, turbo & pedistal currently off. Trying to get stuff cleaned up before prepping for the swap.
 
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Alright, I know itís been a while but we have had a long winter and the truck will not fit in the garage. So since the weather is finally starting to break I want to get started on this again.

My first thought is to do a compression on the ďnewĒ motor since I didnít get a chance to see it running. Will it work the same as in the truck? Can I do a compression test on the stand? Also what gauge do you guys use? I have one for gas engines but it only goes up to 300psi which I know isnít gonna work. I also remember something about an adapter needed?
 
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I don't if you can spin it fast enough unless you rig the starter up to spin the engine. I think the "adapter" you are speaking of is a modified grease gun hose to clear the rockers to get into the glow plug ports. Check Tuglys sig. He may have something on it there.
 
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Alright, I know itís been a while but we have had a long winter and the truck will not fit in the garage. So since the weather is finally starting to break I want to get started on this again.

My first thought is to do a compression on the ďnewĒ motor since I didnít get a chance to see it running. Will it work the same as in the truck? Can I do a compression test on the stand? Also what gauge do you guys use? I have one for gas engines but it only goes up to 300psi which I know isnít gonna work. I also remember something about an adapter needed?

I lost your number, but for the cost of 2-way shipping, Iíll send you my HF comp tester and adapter, but the shipping cost may not be much cheaper than buying one.
 
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How do you check the compression without attaching a starter to it and spinning it?
 
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