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by 2sk8
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time!
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Rebuild time!

Here I'm attaching (In .pdf) for your review a very good document explaining all about internal engine coatings.
by 2sk8
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time!
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Rebuild time!

I would treat the main bearings, rod bearings and piston skirts with a dry film lubricant.

Ceramic coat on pistons would be a good idea as well.

Is cheap insurance.
by 2sk8
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 64
Views: 8528

Re: Rebuild time

Thanks for the info. I think I know what may have been done wrong. You said that chrome liners/sleeves were used. Let me ask you this: What kind of piston rings did you use? I ask because when you have chrome liners YOU NEED TO USE ONLY DUCTILE IRON PISTON RINGS or you will ruin it... If ductile iro...
by 2sk8
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 64
Views: 8528

Re: Rebuild time

How did it loose compression? It was a new rebuild, right? New sleeves and all, right? What kind of sleeves did you install? Chrome ones? Cast iron? What do you think happened? I mean what did make the engine loose compression so fast? Do you have any idea? I'm just wondering because If the rebuild ...
by 2sk8
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 43
Views: 3393

Re: Losing Prime

Ok, Jake one thing I have noticed is that you are using the wrong fuel clamps. Those fuel clamps will not hold at all. They are too weak. That is why I think you are not holding prime. Even with good fuel clamps you can get air leaks. You need to use good clamps on all the lines going to fuel housin...
by 2sk8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 64
Views: 8528

Re: Rebuild time

Always glad to help.

I meant a MICROMETER, not a caliper. Sorry for posting the wrong word.

Yes, use a MICROMETER when you done polishing to check dimensions and you will know for sure where you at.

And then I will do the plastiguage step after.

Ivan--
by 2sk8
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 64
Views: 8528

Re: Rebuild time

Hi, I think you should first find out what is causing that condition. Sure you can polish it and back together but you may be doing this again and again. Also what about the other rod bearings? How are they looking? Looks like you have a misalignment, oil starvation or lugging condition. I would pol...
by 2sk8
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 64
Views: 8528

Re: Rebuild time

Very sorry to hear that...

Please share what you find.

Animo!
by 2sk8
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fresh Engine Rebuild - No Power
Replies: 43
Views: 1144

Re: Fresh Engine Rebuild - No Power

James, sorry to hear about your troubles. I strongly believe you problem is related to timing. Is really easy to make a mistake while installing the timing belt or timing the engine if not done carefully. I have done probably over 30 timing belts installs at the least (Yes I have removed the injecti...
by 2sk8
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Runaway
Replies: 14
Views: 1232

Re: Runaway

I'm getting a few brand new speed control assemblies in a few weeks. Let me know if you still need one. I will post them for sell on ebay. You will also need a new rotor head because yours is seized. I'm assuming you have the non turbo, right? If you have the non turbo you have the 9mm head. I have ...
by 2sk8
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: compression test
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: compression test

I seen worst numbers. Is that the harbor freight gauge? It looks like it. That gauge is not that accurate so your numbers could be higher. Best gauge to use is the liquid type, a lot more accurate. Also did you do a valve adjustment before the compression check? If not then your compression numbers ...
by 2sk8
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Clean or Replace C223T Radiator?
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Clean or Replace C223T Radiator?

You can try to clean the radiator and the whole cooling system(Engine block and so) using oxalic acid (Wood bleach). I done it many times in all my diesels. Good stuff. But sometimes it can take way too many flushes, in one of my C223T took over 10 over time. The block was way too dirty from neglect...
by 2sk8
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 43
Views: 3393

Re: Losing Prime

Thanks for the input guys. As for the clear lines, would you recommend I install them and then look for air while the truck is running, or just while I am priming the system? The reason I am led to believe that this is not a glow issue is because i am not getting any unburnt fuel out of the exhaust...
by 2sk8
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 43
Views: 3393

Re: Losing Prime

Install clear fuel lines on all the hoses. Even on the return line going out from the pump. I can tell you from experience that unless you have x ray vision you won't be able to know where the air is coming from. Temporally you can use vinyl tubing from the Home Depot or Lowe's. 5/16" ID for al...
by 2sk8
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Engine plate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Engine plate?

Oh my god, you have a franken motor! Those are hard to find, mostly made in Transylvania. And that is a thrush washer, how it got loose? How knows but it only means trouble. Now, I would just take the whole thing a part and inspect further. If the whole is just on the block you can fix it the right ...