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by 2sk8
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Turbo Diesel locked up
Replies: 58
Views: 2855

Re: Turbo Diesel locked up

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by 2sk8
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Weird oil leak
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Weird oil leak

That big gold looking plug is the camshaft plug. You could replace the plug but it will be a LOT of work(Need to remove the camshaft and many many parts...). You could replace that plug (And install new sealer) when you do a rebuild, since having the engine out makes it a lot easier. For now the bes...
by 2sk8
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 37
Views: 3037

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: 37
Views: 3037

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: 12
Views: 1163

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 ...
by 2sk8
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diagnostic Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1590

Re: Diagnostic Help?

Ouch! I wonder how the tapep looks like now. Having been banging against those sharp edges... But the tape is very hard. Hopefully is not damage that much or not at all. I know checking that will require a very powerfull flash light since is way down there or one of those little cameras with a long ...
by 2sk8
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diagnostic Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1590

Re: Diagnostic Help?

Sorry to hear about your trouble. I agree with the replies above: Sounds like you jumped a tooth. I would check the timing marks first. And then if there are fine I would check for air leaks. When you have air leaks your engine will smoke badly and power will be way down as well. Clear fuel lines be...
by 2sk8
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Turbo?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Turbo?

Yes it will handle a turbo and so much more: I have a C223 that I converted to turbo. I couldn't take it any more: The thing was very slow and smoggy as they come. Where I live is very hilly and people around here drive like maniacs, really. You know, is very scary when you driving the slow bugger a...
by 2sk8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Truck won't rev
Replies: 19
Views: 1392

Re: Truck won't rev

Ok. Question:

Did you adjust the valves right after the head gasket installation?

If not there is your problem.
by 2sk8
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Truck won't rev
Replies: 19
Views: 1392

Re: Truck won't rev

Who knew, a bent push rod... Thanks for sharing. Now We know what else to inspect for when the engine is acting strange like yours was doing. I think you should check the timing marks and timing belt and why you ended with a bent push rod. Please share what else you find. Glad you found your problem.
by 2sk8
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Truck won't rev
Replies: 19
Views: 1392

Re: Truck won't rev

Wow, that mechanic told you to scrap the truck for $100, what a moron, seriously. Don't listen to the fast talking swindlers. Anyway I'm thinking you have a clogged fuel filter. Sounds like you injection pump is not getting enough fuel somehow. When did you change the fuel filter last time? I will c...
by 2sk8
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel pump help
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Fuel pump help

And don't forget to check that the fuel priming pump is working as it should: Keeping the prime to the injection pump. The priming pumps do fail and no matter what you do the injection pump will no keep its prime. The hand priming pump is what is on top the filter. One easy way to check is to instal...
by 2sk8
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Strange turbo problems
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Strange turbo problems

That noise you are hearing, could be the turbine rubbing against the metal cup. Because you may have heavy carbon deposits on that area from the leaking oil ring. Please check red square on picture attached GT1549S_CHRA.jpg If you need to rebuild the turbo I have a few guides that shows you how to d...
by 2sk8
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Strange turbo problems
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Strange turbo problems

Is it an used turbo from the yunk yard? If so, did you rebuilt it? If you did not rebuilt the turbo It's probably you oil cocking on the turbine side because the oil rings are already bad and they are leaking oil pass the rings. Especially on the turbine side. So the oil hardens and cooks. If you ke...