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by dorf
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Turbo air intake ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Turbo air intake ideas

My truck does not have a turbo However why do you want to restrict air flow with that much filtration I'm assuming the intake is some form of divergent duct....increases pressure and reduces velocity to supply the turbo I had a motorcycle 50 years back....at high rpm the air flow would ...burble.......
by dorf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start, suspect the fuel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: No start, suspect the fuel pump

Or use kids bubble stuff...at Wal mart...vs soap water
by dorf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start, suspect the fuel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: No start, suspect the fuel pump

If your pump up bulb deflates....that's your problem


Use a mix of soap and water...spray all over everthing.....look for bubbles

Think I mentioned that before

Good luck
by dorf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start, suspect the fuel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: No start, suspect the fuel pump

If your pump up bulb deflates....that's your problem


Use a mix of soap and water...spray all over everthing.....look for bubbles

Think I mentioned that before

Good luck
by dorf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: A/C Evaporator temp switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: A/C Evaporator temp switch?

Sounds like over serviced....or under serviced


Can you move the temp probe to another location in evaporator

Mine has a ...iinc. dec knob to adjust temp when compressor kicks in
by dorf
Fri May 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 63
Views: 5135

Re: Losing Prime

Reinstall your injectors Run a hose from tank....thru a cheap in line filter......to your pump up bulb......then to a T arrangement to mount a low 0 to 10. PSI Fuel pressure gage Then to the injection pump. Pump up the bulb....keeping the arrow up and higher than the injection pump Pump and loosen c...
by dorf
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 63
Views: 5135

Re: Losing Prime

Just my 2 cents

With your pump up bulb...and good fuel lines and clamps plus a low scale pressure gage...I'd isolate section by section.

I'm guessing the filter is the culprit.....although it is new

Probably from a pressure system not a sucking type as with the small diesel

Many possibilities
by dorf
Sun May 26, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: No start

There are several slip connectors by the battery.....connecting a fuse type wire My experience they get all corroded and fall apart You can clean with baking soda.....check restiance with ohm meter and repair as necessary You can purchase new wire and replace as necessary Wire is fuse type ....forgo...
by dorf
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Advice on fan thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Advice on fan thermostat

I used a 180 degree thermostat for a 350 cu inch GM

TEMP runs mid range...no over heat.....warms up quickly

Just my 2 cents....1981 LUV diesel...4WD
by dorf
Wed May 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motors and solenoids
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Starter motors and solenoids

And...or.....take to a rebuild shop

They can replace what's necessary and do a bench check...current draw. ...lubricant as necessary ...etc

Just my 2 cents
by dorf
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Any tips? valve cover gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Any tips? valve cover gasket

If I remember correctly.....clear silicone..and spring clothes pins

Clean up real good...wait to install until,it sets up....

Been a long time since I did it
by dorf
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Vacuum during brake bleeding?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Vacuum during brake bleeding?

If I remember correctly it is to activate the vac booster

I wasn't getting under there with the engine running....so.....i hooked up an air conditioner vacuum pump to the boooster

Worked great...forgot what the vac reading was though

Just my 2 cents
by dorf
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Replacing clutch, advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Replacing clutch, advice?

That's the problem

You have to measure the journal and then select the ptoper size from a chart......if I remember correctly

Seems shops shy away from all thst.....my experience
by dorf
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Replacing clutch, advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Replacing clutch, advice?

From experience... Thst rear bearing needs a sleeve....before a new seal is installed The crankshaft is relatively soft and the seal wears a grove in the crankshaft I've had mine done twice.....tried to move the seal farther aft...did not work I'd have a professional shop do the work...due to the. T...
by dorf
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Losing Prime
Replies: 63
Views: 5135

Re: Losing Prime

As I suggested before I'd spray a soap mix or child's bubble stuff on the pressure side of the filter housing and fuel lines and look for bubbles You could also install a pressure gage to verify you have a solid pressure reading after pumping up the hand pump and able to watch the pressure decay. Bl...