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Old 04-19-2019, 07:13 PM
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So they swapped the new long block in without lifting the cab?
Yes, Sir. Thatís what they said.
 
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Congratulations! Bright side if they didn't pull the cab I can almost guarantee they had a well trained tech on the job. There is a way to skip the ford steps and still bill all the hours just risky and requires some finesse and not having to pull the cab is a plus for the owner.
 
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Well, two days. Back in my barn now. Cab never came off.
All seems well. Weíll see. Iíll report as I go. Iím hoping the black cloud has lifted.
Awesome and congrats on an almost 100% new engine.
I hope it gives you many trouble free miles and years of service.
 
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:53 AM
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I’d like to see your old one torn down to see how bad the coating on the cylinder walls wore off.
 
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:35 AM
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Congratulations! Bright side if they didn't pull the cab I can almost guarantee they had a well trained tech on the job. There is a way to skip the ford steps and still bill all the hours just risky and requires some finesse and not having to pull the cab is a plus for the owner.
Thanks! Yep, heís the best guy they have, and I understand he has all sorts of training and awards, so I think I had the best guy they had working on my truck. It was all sparky and cleaned up when I picked it up. Actually, it started and ran better than ever before. And MUCH quieter! Just the quiet fuel injection tick with hood open. Other than the paint on the hood bolts, youíd have never known he was in there. The only thing I caught last night was the hood needs to be realigned. The gaps are way off. Now, for a few miles of break in. Recommendations?
 
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Originally Posted by smokewagun View Post
Now, for a few miles of break in. Recommendations?
Personal recommendation - don't baby it. Get fluids up to temp and hit 3/4 throttle and get the revs up. Try and avoid short trips or highway at one RPM. If you must do highway, vary RPMs even if you need to lock out upper gears (what I did on my ride home from NH to pick it up)
 
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So does the new block have the coated cylinders, or did they do a sleeved block (like before the redesign)? I think re-aligning the hood will be a minor issue.
 
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Robbgt View Post
Personal recommendation - don't baby it. Get fluids up to temp and hit 3/4 throttle and get the revs up. Try and avoid short trips or highway at one RPM. If you must do highway, vary RPMs even if you need to lock out upper gears (what I did on my ride home from NH to pick it up)
Yes this. This exactly. I've heard from more than a few places that if the rings don't seat within the first few hundred miles they never will.
 
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Don't baby it, get the cylinder pressure up and hot. You have only a few hundred miles to seat the rings.
 
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Don't baby it, get the cylinder pressure up and hot. You have only a few hundred miles to seat the rings.
😬 Hereís to hoping.
 
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Congratulations Squeaky wheel gets the grease you've earned it.
 
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Congratulations Squeaky wheel gets the grease you've earned it.
Thank you, Sir! I ran it a bit today. Itís tight. I see the parts reclaimed from my last engine, but other than the scratched and deformed heads of the plastic drive rivets holding the shroud behind the grille, it looks untouched. I just hope it is a chapter now closed. Iíll remain positive, but the first time I pull the dipstick and see it 1/2 quart low, Iíll probably fall over.
 
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Well, an update the new mill.
Runs good. Checked oil last night. With 800 miles in it, itís down about 1/2 a quart. I know itís probably normal for the first few thousand, but I hope it stops. That quantity wonít be acceptable if it continues. My last mill wouldnít burn an ounce before 1200 miles.
 
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Originally Posted by smokewagun View Post
Well, an update the new mill.
Runs good. Checked oil last night. With 800 miles in it, it’s down about 1/2 a quart. I know it’s probably normal for the first few thousand, but I hope it stops. That quantity won’t be acceptable if it continues. My last mill wouldn’t burn an ounce before 1200 miles.
Thanks for the update - how have you decided to break things in? Heavy or light foot - just curious.

I'm at 1300 miles total, used a quart so far and just topped off. I've been doing at least 1 WOT pull a day up to highway speed to hoping things will continue to seat and consumption subside. Not going to worry until after 3000mi.
 
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Here’s an update, used about 1.25 quarts the first 3000 miles. Got an oil change at 4700 miles. Now have 6200 miles and no sign of oil usage. Been driving it a lot on the highway at speeds of 75 or so mph. Like what I am seeing. This is what my last 5.0 did, just needed to break it in. So far I am happy.
 

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