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by 2sk8
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Rebuild time
Replies: 55
Views: 7736

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: 55
Views: 7736

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: 55
Views: 7736

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: 774

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: 12
Views: 1033

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: 240

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: 242

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: 35
Views: 2913

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: 35
Views: 2913

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: 1715

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 607

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: 1041

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: 1041

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.