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Old 06-11-2018, 09:05 PM
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You should have it reclaimed by an A/C guy with a pump to suck it out with and a bottle to pump it into, otherwise it's open 'er up and let 'er blow.

BTW, I recall seeing someone post that they R&R'd an engine without opening the A/C system by spinning the condenser off to the left.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:19 PM
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The AC condensor can be moved without braking the AC system, just twist it down and push it towards the passenger side.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the support and I really appreciate the helpful hints and tricks.

The truck has sat for a year. I am doing a leak down test on a couple cylinders tomorrow. Am I gonna damage anything being that the motor oil I am sure has completely drained? Anyway to get it pumped up again?
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:12 PM
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Motor turned over very smooth by hand for sitting for a year so that made me happy. Did the leak down test on cylinder 7. The results are below. Sooo I am gonna go with there is a problem. I didn’t see any air coming out of the intake spyder. But also figured there would be air coming out of the dipstick. But I guess that is a big motor to pressurize with air.
 
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Did you pull it yet Seth?

D Sorry no text replies, people are sick and I'm in the field.
 
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In retrospect, you dropped a valve or rings/ Did you try rotating it 45 degrees and do it again? Once or twice at 45's?
 
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Haven’t pulled it yet. Planning on Friday into Saturday. Have a buddy coming over. I have been doing the prep the last couple days. Not quite sure what you mean by 45’s.
 
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Got a little more done today. Got the radiator drained and taken out. Fan and shroud, and belt accessories. I gotta say when you get all the crap out of the front it’s real nice to work on. A lot of space.
 
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Got a little more done today. Got the radiator drained and taken out. Fan and shroud, and belt accessories. I gotta say when you get all the crap out of the front itís real nice to work on. A lot of space.
And laying the truck on the side makes it so easy to get to all the stuff underneath!

Please go easy on me, I'm having one of those evenings.
 
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Now that’s funny. I agree.

On a serious note I am pretty good about taking things apart and putting them back together. However this is gonna be apart for a while. I think I need to start taking more pictures. Everything is pretty self explanatory to this moment. It’s gonna get deep soon though.
 
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Something that I do to help with the reassembly process is to segregate parts and bolts by steps of disassembly. That way when putting it back together I'm not deep into reassembling it and find a part or bolt that should have been put in already.
 
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That is a good idea. I have been sandwich baging up the bolt and small brackets. Also been leaving bolt in place in some of the larger brackets. I will start numbering the bags as well. Thank you.
 
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Whenever possible I'l thread nuts/bolts back onto whatever they came off of. That way you can't reassemble it without missing something.
 
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Sold the 6.4!!!!! Now that it’s out of the way I can concentrate on the old girl fully.

So I am leaving tomorrow to go pick up a motor. I want to develop a list of the little items I will need so they can be waiting for me with I get back. Here’s what I have, tell me what I missed.

New thermostat
Injector o rings
Exhaust manifold gaskets and replacement bolt for both sides
Uppipe reinstall bolt kit
Turbo reinstall kit
Fluids (Oil, coolant)

Anything major I missed? I am gonna take a look at the oil pan gasket area as well as where the dipstick goes in.
 
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