Bad day yesterday for my tv

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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby dfredendall » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:42 am

Are you replacing all 8 pistons? I just re-read the string and see you will be doing major upgrades, obviously doing it right. It ought to be bullet proof when you are done.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:09 am

dfredendall wrote:Are you replacing all 8 pistons? I just re-read the string and see you will be doing major upgrades, obviously doing it right. It ought to be bullet proof when you are done.

yes all new HD pistons,Rings, rist pins, all lifters, head studs, egr cooler delete,all new injector lines from rail to injector. and the other stuff gaskets, seals,
I have to hone the #8 cylinder to make sure it will be ok if it is then I can order std. size pistons.
2008 Crew Cab 4X4 DRW 6.4 Turbo 4:10 gears. rebuilt engine at 59,338 miles broken #8 piston,tugging on A 2015 3800 FL full body paint
fix 7.3 , 6.0 AND now 6.4s Powerstroke diesels.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby snoking » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:00 pm

I was talking about this area.

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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:39 pm

That is a little wrinkle but no melt
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Some more pics of #8 piston

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The hole in the top came out the side but it looks like it just busted out a small piece.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby snoking » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:08 am

Looks like you came real close to destroying the block. Cylinder wall has to be scuffed a bit on the one side. Chris
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:56 pm

Yeah I tryed to hone out a mark in the cylinder wall but I'm at 5 thousands clearance now and 4 is max so I have to strip the block and send it to be board out. Anothe $400
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:29 pm

I got my new pistons yesterday took them to the machine shop I hope he can have it all board out and to me by tue, wed. next week, I also got the ARP head studs and the upper and lower gasket sets, the new lifters, and the egr cooler delete. so maybe late next week I will be starting to build the engine. I hope so I sure miss having a truck.
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fix 7.3 , 6.0 AND now 6.4s Powerstroke diesels.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:16 pm

I built the engine mostly yesterday finished it today
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Now that's s torque wrench the head studs get 275 ft/lb
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Today put the engine back in and the cab back on tomorrow button it up and fire it up :thumbrt:
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby nra4life » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:51 pm

Look at the length of that torque wrench! How much torque do the head stud nuts get? I'm just curious. We had an automotive machine shop in Lee's Summit, Mo. That's what I retired from. I am really interested in your progress. Thanks for the pictures. Roy & JoAnn
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:20 pm

Head stud torque is 275 ft/lb it is running again I only have 6 miles on is so far. I had a fuel leak under the turbo at the high pressure pump I had to pull the cab again to fix it (was one loose fitting I did not tighen) but she is running and running quite well I must say.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Olbird » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:19 pm

Now you can get back to the Mods on your new Cardinal.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:43 am

I had to move the bird to the storage lot before it snowed here the bird mods are on hold for now but I did oped up a garage bay at work she will fit in so I may be able to do the slide toppers if I get a chance but I'm swamped with other truck repairs right now
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby dfredendall » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:36 am

Great job Dave. I appreciate the photos showing how the engine stacks up. I still do not like the wimpy "O" ring gaskets of the bed-plate design. Mine were replaced under warranty at 35,000 miles for leaks, and are leaking again at 135,000. I am curious how much that rebuild/repair would cost a customer who towed their truck into a shop like yours seeking revival. Your talents are priceless. Glad you are back on the road.
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Re: Bad day yesterday for my tv

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:20 am

Thanks I had 42 hrs in it I get $75 / hr to do diesel work I had $3900 in parts and machine work and close to $4000 in labor so $7500-$8,000
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