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Old 04-26-2018, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
How do you check the compression without attaching a starter to it and spinning it?
A leakdown test would be better. BTW Firefighter, I have a leak down tester too.

 
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:45 PM
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So here is my thoughts going forward:

1. Get the truck moved from the road to in front of the garage.

2. Prepare the hear the wife complain for the next couple months that we have to play musical vechicles all the time.

3. Do a leak down test on the old engine before pulling out. Just to double verify the issue.

4. Proceed with pulling the engine (as needed)


Open to any suggestions from the veterans who have been there before. I have pulled an engine before itís just been a while.
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Firefighter 1406 View Post
So here is my thoughts going forward:

1. Get the truck moved from the road to in front of the garage.

2. Prepare the hear the wife complain for the next couple months that we have to play musical vechicles all the time.

3. Do a leak down test on the old engine before pulling out. Just to double verify the issue.

4. Proceed with pulling the engine (as needed)


Open to any suggestions from the veterans who have been there before. I have pulled an engine before it’s just been a while.
Well, the good thing is these engines are pretty simple to pull. I just did my buddy's truck a couple of weeks ago and it was not that big of a deal other than the labor involved. I would definitely do whatever test I could first to verify yours is actually bad.
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:26 AM
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On the super dutys are even easier than the obs, just remove the header panel and radiator top support and you can pull it forward removing the turbo makes it a breeze, doesnt get simpler than that.
 
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On the super dutys are even easier than the obs, just remove the header panel and radiator top support and you can pull it forward removing the turbo makes it a breeze, doesnt get simpler than that.
Except for the rust on everything.....on a northern climate vehicle.
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:54 PM
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Seth, get a lighted bore scope down there. They are dirt frickin cheap and your wife wants you to have one for Friday and Saturday night adventures anyway.

With that unit, and as discussed a hot wire, (If you can find the piece) you should be able to surgically extract it.

I wouldn't rotate the assembly again fearing that the renter fell into a valve and is going to bend a rod.

Keep us posted on progress!!

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Old 04-28-2018, 07:10 AM
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I think the light scope might work for piston inspection and make sure that plastic is out. Will have to see where to get one.
 
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"Will have to see where to get one"

A proper gun/shooting supply store would be a good start.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:37 AM
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Anybody using a reasonably priced borescope? If so where did you purchase it. I looked on eBay and they all look like junk. But maybe thatís just what itís gonna be.
 
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Except for the rust on everything.....on a northern climate vehicle.
What's rust? LOL.... JK well that sucks but he cab still give it a try after all theres only a couple bolts that would make an engine swap a breeze.
 
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:28 PM
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Alright. This plan had been delayed a bit. But tomorrow is the day to get the truck into the driveway. I am hoping to get started on tearing into it a bet tomorrow as well. Would love to get the leak down test down tomorrow to see what’s up with that.
 
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Well it happened. I called and friend and my neighbor came over. Friends wife steered and the three of us pushed. Was able to get it up into the drive and into position. I started taking apart the front end. Didnít get real far but it is a start. I am shooting to have the engine out by Saturday.




 
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:02 PM
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Hmmmm!!! Not saying much Seth, But Hmmmm. I spy in my little eye!!!!

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Good luck with it! What ya got growing on that radiator?
 
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Originally Posted by DieselDenny View Post
Hmmmm!!! Not saying much Seth, But Hmmmm. I spy in my little eye!!!!

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You spy what Denny??

Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
Good luck with it! What ya got growing on that radiator?
I thought the same. It looks like a collection of leaves that has been there for a LONG TIME!!!!

Anybody know what I would need to evacuate the A/C system?
 
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