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by gfinklea
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 86 MPG valve push rods.
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: 86 MPG valve push rods.

Thanks. Will do.
by gfinklea
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 86 MPG valve push rods.
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: 86 MPG valve push rods.

Thank you Mike. I will sleep much better tonight. I will start looking for push rods.
by gfinklea
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 86 MPG valve push rods.
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: 86 MPG valve push rods.

Thanks Mike. I have no broken rockers but all the push rods are bent. I was running over 70 MPH when she broke. Do you think I have more damage? If it is more serious, I will Ebay parts. Thanks
by gfinklea
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 86 MPG valve push rods.
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

86 MPG valve push rods.

My timing belt broke and bent the valve push rods. My question is,, Can they be removed without removing the head? They all will come up some but will not come out. I don't want to put too much force on them. Thanks.
by gfinklea
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: differences in water pumps.
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

Re: differences in water pumps.

A thermostat will regulate the water flow through the radiator.
by gfinklea
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: 1982 Chevy LUV Diesel Restoration Photos
Replies: 184
Views: 31640

Re: 1982 Chevy LUV Diesel Restoration Photos

Who did the dash for you? Looks very good.
by gfinklea
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Luv in Ecuador
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Luv in Ecuador

From what I was told, They need all the help they can get. I heard some wild stories about the way they drive there.
by gfinklea
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Luv in Ecuador
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Luv in Ecuador

My son was in Ecuador last week and took these pictures. He always takes them of flat beds because my Pup is flat bed. The other truck is a large animal veterinarian. He is into that stuff and I noticed that they were Luv trucks. He said most cars and trucks were diesel and no one had automatic tran...
by gfinklea
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: dual alternator setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: dual alternator setup?

If you are planning on framing a house with a table saw or running a drill press for a while then I would consider a generator. If you are planning to use a 3/8 drill or a side grinder or maybe a skill saw, then you can do as I have done for years. Get a good 2000w inverter and use what you have on ...
by gfinklea
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Towing a Pup question
Replies: 29
Views: 4552

Re: Towing a Pup question

Oh; one more thing. You can just tow that beautiful thing down here any time. Good looking truck.
by gfinklea
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Towing a Pup question
Replies: 29
Views: 4552

Re: Towing a Pup question

If nothing is turning, then what will it matter? The input shaft will not turn but the final drive shaft will turn and it is in oil. Nothing else turns so there is no need for oil anyway. I have towed standard shift cars and trucks many times fast and a long way with no problem.
by gfinklea
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: here she is guys!
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: here she is guys!

WOW!! That is nice. I have an 86 PUP 2.2 and a 98 Hombre with 41K miles on it. The PUP has 300000 miles and am considering putting the PUP engine and trans in the Hombre. I have had lots of trouble with the Hombre. It looks like new. Always kept in a closed garage. Never had anything put in the bed ...
by gfinklea
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: I think I cracked the block or head...
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

Re: I think I cracked the block or head...

One more thing. It's not as much oil as it seems. Check your dipstick and that will tell how much oil has mixed with the water. When the oil and water is mixed, it is more like whip cream. Lots of bubbles and it looks like thick oil. After you drain it into a pan, you can let it set for a few days a...
by gfinklea
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: I think I cracked the block or head...
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

Re: I think I cracked the block or head...

I would wait until the job is finished. Mix 1 cup Tide detergent in a gallon of water. Make sure it is mixed well. Pour it in your radiator and fill it up with fresh water. Run the engine for 15-20 min. Stop the engine and drain into a pan. Maybe do this 2 times. Run fresh water through it when you ...
by gfinklea
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: AC trouble shooting
Replies: 40
Views: 3403

Re: AC trouble shooting

If the compressor had a bad bearing or other part inside, then you should clean the system to get all metal particles out of the lines. The expansion valve and drier should be removed to do this. I blow out all the lines, evaporator and condenser with air and then flush with a cleaner. I use acetone...