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1993 F-350 Project

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by flatwoods, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. flatwoods

    flatwoods Registered User

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    My dad bought this truck in 1994. It was parked behind the barn for 12 years. The process is going to take a while but it will be completed eventually.

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    Looks like the body is in pretty good shape aside from paint. What are your plans or it?
     
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    I just want to get it back on the road as a dependable daily driver.
     
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    I was able to work on my project truck today. The engine has not ran in over 12 years it turns over good but will not start. I ended up doing a compression test on all 8 cylinders.

    Cylinder 1: 275 psi
    Cylinder 2: 150 psi
    Cylinder 3: 200 psi
    Cylinder 4: 100 psi
    Cylinder 5: 175 psi
    Cylinder 6: 150 psi
    Cylinder 7: 200 psi
    Cylinder 8: 175 psi

    I'm thinking the engine is getting pulled soon so i removed the fenders (due to road cancer) and the radiator support is also full of rust so it will be removed next time 20191106_200448505_iOS 1.jpg .
     
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    Wow those numbers are terrible!

    Did you try some Ether? It's possible that you just have stuck rings from it sitting. I'd fill it up with some penetrating oil and let it sit.

    Unless you're planning on going through the engine anyway?
     
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    Yes, I have tried starting fluid.
    I haven't decided if i'm going to go through this engine or find a reman engine.
     
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    Tear it apart and check its condition? Doesnt take too long once out. If the cylinders are withing spec and your heads are not cracked, already doing better than a lot of other blocks.

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    The odometer reads 277K (original miles).
    Is it possible to re-ring and new bearings?

    I don't want to have to get any machining work done.
    If it needs machining work I may look for a re-manufactured long block.
     
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    You could dingle berry hone it and do new rings to get by, but don't expect any miracles.

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    That is what I thinking.

    Thank you
     
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    You’d need to get in there to really know. Kind of a catch 22
     
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    Exactly. I've seen one engine that needed another head due to the chuffing. The truck had 305,000 mile on it. The cylinders probably didn't have .004" wear on them. I did only see 4 since I only pulled one head off.
     
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    Truck doesnt look like its had easy miles. I'd expect machine work.

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    They have been some rough 277k miles. My dad bought it used in 1994 with 110k.
     
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    Have you tried warming it through with the block heater?

    A good heat soak can help free up stuck rings, and help get you closer to ignition temperatures.
     

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