84 Diesel just got home

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NOLAPup
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84 Diesel just got home

Postby NOLAPup » Tue May 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Just picked up a 1984 Diesel Pup. My wife's grandfather bought this truck new. It's been at her uncle's house for the past 7 years or so. He hasn't driven it much the past couple of years but made a habit if running it every couple of weeks. I hope to make it my daily driver. It runs good, the clutch is tight, and the power steering seems to be in good shape. Starting next week I'm getting new tires, doing a full brake inspection/job, and performing all typical maintenance. It needs a lot of cosmetic work but that's nothing we're afraid of. I could use some help with covering, refurbing or replacing the bench seat. Any recommendations would be appreciated! I will post a pic of the truck.
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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby puttputtinpup » Wed May 24, 2017 5:40 am

She's a beauty! Welcome to the site. Since you mentioned the brakes, take a look at my brake bleeder tool review in the tool review section. If you decide to bleed the system the old fashioned way by pumping the brake pedal, then opening the bleeder, etc....be sure the engine is running so there's vacuum to the brake booster.

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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby NOLAPup » Wed May 24, 2017 6:42 am

Thanks for the info the brakes!
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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed May 24, 2017 9:26 am

Welcome to the site. I love to see P'ups that are kept in the family of the original owner. :)

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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby Halden » Thu May 25, 2017 9:55 pm

You can do a gravity bleed just make sure to put a little bit of plastic line at the bleeder screw to keep it under the fluid.... It just takes a looong time...

Great looking truck!

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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby luvcamas » Thu May 25, 2017 10:41 pm

very nice. remember to use motor oil in tranny if its a manual that is.
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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby NOLAPup » Mon May 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Thanks for the info! It is a manual.
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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby puttputtinpup » Mon May 29, 2017 4:50 pm

This engine is an interference engine with a timing belt. This means, if it breaks you'll mess up some push rods and/or rockers. Change the timing belt, or at least take the top cover off and check to see if it's dried out and cracked..any pieces missing. If so, change it out. jlemond (Jerry lemond) will have new factory belts if you send him a PM private msg.

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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby NOLAPup » Tue May 30, 2017 10:52 am

Thanks for the info on the timing belt!
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Re: 84 Diesel just got home

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue May 30, 2017 12:59 pm

NOLAPup wrote:Thanks for the info on the timing belt!

Definitely don't drag your feet on replacing that belt. And equally important (but much easier), there's an oil line that goes from the block to the vacuum pump (on the back of the alternator). It's probably way overdue for replacing. It can break inside without any visible sign that it's in bad shape. If it does, you can lose all the engine oil in a hurry. Get one from JLEMOND. And the return line to the pan is just as important (but I don't think they're quite as trouble-prone as the supply line).

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