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Jake Wade 10-02-2016 04:46 PM

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It would be wise to get that cylinder head magnafluxed, that buildup on the spark plug is from coolant.

Gregski 10-02-2016 05:36 PM

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It would be wise to get that cylinder head magnafluxed, that buildup on the spark plug is from coolant.

Never heard of buildup from coolant, wouldn't it just evaporate, I think its from oil blow by cause of the bad/stuck/broken oil rings, but we shall see if when I put it back together and drive it for a while, its all part of the learning process

Will206 10-03-2016 12:15 AM

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Yea, it didn't seem like coolant to me, I think I mentioned in another thread it might be rings.

As much as you have in exhaust gaskets Gregg, you could have just got some better fitting headers lol

Gregski 10-03-2016 08:06 AM

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As much as you have in exhaust gaskets Gregg, you could have just got some better fitting headers lol

AMEN to that!

Hewfil1 10-03-2016 10:21 AM

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LoL thanks bro, did I mention the wife was out of town, hee hee ��

The magical key right there.

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:16 AM

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best part of working on the truck is that it comes with it's own workbench

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:17 AM

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time to clean these jugs

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:19 AM

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then it was time to clean the heads

now we aint going for perfect here, just more better

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:21 AM

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and the exhaust side, all the gaskets like to stick to stuff

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:24 AM

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the intake gasket was the worst, it was stuck around the water passages real good, I can't recall if I used any adhesive around these ports or not

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:26 AM

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and the driver side cylinder head

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:28 AM

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went with these standard size Sealed Power cast iron piston rings on a recommendation from an old machine shop old timer, he said these seat better than the stainless steel ones or them fancy ones

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:30 AM

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got a proper tool for the job, an eight dollar ring spreader

Gregski 10-04-2016 12:32 AM

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'Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh

LT7A 10-04-2016 03:05 AM

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Dude, you are prodigious! I can't believe how far you got into that motor in such a short amount of time: Let's see. ..wife's gone, the football game is over, kids don't need to eat til six thirty. ..why don't I pop the top off the motor and have a look-see. Hmmm, still got some time. ..I'll pull the pistons out too.

Dang!

Gregski 10-04-2016 10:04 AM

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Dude, you are prodigious! I can't believe how far you got into that motor in such a short amount of time: Let's see. ..wife's gone, the football game is over, kids don't need to eat til six thirty. ..why don't I pop the top off the motor and have a look-see. Hmmm, still got some time. ..I'll pull the pistons out too.

Dang!

thanks, ha ha, you forgot take kids to iHop, drive son to rehersal, drive daughter to practice, take girls to the mall, etc... its crazy man, but we must get Rusty done

Gregski 10-04-2016 11:59 AM

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well it's 9:00 AM, took today off, so let's see how much we can git done today?

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:13 PM

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well by lunch time, so three hours later the pistons were in and torqued down to spec, I'll be honest with you I didn't think it would take me this long to drop them in, but hey I'm a One Man Circus Act

so here's how we did it

first I do NOT recomment this piece of junk adjustable piston ring compressor, but hey it's what I had I bought it back when I was young and stupid, now Summit got them non adjustable funnel tappered ones which are awesome

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:14 PM

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always use protection

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:16 PM

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we also went with Sealed Power brand con rod bearings but these were from Mexico, I dabbed these in oil to give them some stick-to-it-a-vness

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:18 PM

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so around 9:30 am we got our first piston in...

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:21 PM

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... the others went a bit quicker

I did them in numerical order - just because, but making sure I could fully rotate the crank by hand after each one

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:22 PM

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the driver side all done

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:23 PM

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and the passenger side all done

Gregski 10-04-2016 03:24 PM

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here's what the con rod and cap looked like, normal wear and tear if you were to ask me, for a 42 year old enjin


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