Project: The New CDD Shop Truck

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Thewespaul, May 15, 2018.

  1. Thewespaul

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    Alrighty folks well about time I make a thread for my 93, I bought this truck for $3500 from the original owner with 130k miles, it now has over 260k and is ready for a new engine after the beatings it’s taken over the years, this truck has been a test mule for myself and has been fed nitrous, water meth, propane, and wmo. Engine is chuffing out the exhaust and burning a grotesque amount of oil. So that brings you up to date on that engine. 27F1B806-75AD-45C9-83A0-9ECD1E6F018B.jpeg

    Last weekend I picked up a parts truck for $1100 delivered, it’s an idi turbo engine and a 94 with the better serpentine setup which was a must for me after dealing with so many accessory issues with the open style tensioner. I got the engine started after the truck had been sitting for over a year in a yard and drove it up onto the flatbed.
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    After finishing up as much as I could on Project Jerry with the parts I have here, I pulled the engine out of the crew cab yesterday. Did it the right way by pulling the front clip since a member on here is taking the rest of the truck, and set a new personal record. 2 hrs and 7 minutes to pull it solo mente, pretty happy with that.

    Pulled the pump off my 93 since the baby moose has been sold and is shipping out tomorrow, so I pulled the pump off the turbo engine and swapped my fittings into it to run it in the 93 in the meantime. E2CB1B70-154F-41D1-B7B6-CC8BFAE1A02F.jpeg

    Currently pulling the turbo engine apart, got the accessories and valve covers off. So far it’s looking great inside. 1BBB5059-47B0-4D77-B2E5-4F075A0DA97C.jpeg

    Very little pitting on the timing cover 73B3BFCB-1BFC-4AF2-8ED8-6272861B20F8.jpeg
     
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    Engine torn down to a short block, everything still looking great so far, just a burnt exhaust manifold gasket 4EBD06A0-3A81-4728-87F3-C926003D0BC6.jpeg 390F9636-D4C0-47F7-91F9-C6EBC35118C1.jpeg 3032EF85-CABE-4823-BD2A-2FD5C7873E6B.jpeg 9AB2DE4C-313F-45D1-963E-1FD75A1BCADE.jpeg
     
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    Now starts the fun stuff, reassembly. Knocked out all the coolant plugs and pulled them out off the head and block
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    Cleaned up the mating surfaces and the ring ridge, all the pistons look great and the cylinder walls look pretty good for the 200k that’s already on the engine.
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    I’m using 6.9 felpro headgaskets so none of the coolant passages are blocked off and they come with these mls/rubber inserts with tiny pinholes for the coolant passages at the lower corners, something I’ve started doing is widening that passage with a cutoff wheel, I like to have good coolant flow.
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    Used set of headstuds I had go in after a thorough cleaning of the threads, I don’t use a tap but modify a headbolt to chase the threads. Takes times but you want each stud to go in by hand and you should be able to take a straight edge across the tops of the studs and touch each one. 681A0150-0EE5-4843-A33A-9D4626D611B7.jpeg

    Went to start on the passenger side and went to grab the headgasket out of the box and what do ya know... my “set” came with only one gasket... thanks @RockAuto. Going to work on other things in the meantime but this engine probably won’t be running tomorrow like I was planning.
     
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    when i did my head studs i just drilled the same size hole in the freeze plug. not sure how much flow that area sees but it doesn't over heat any more.
     
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    Yep that’s another way, I prefer to knock them out. Both ways are better than plugged.

    Anyone spot what’s out of place about this oil cooler?
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    Painted up the main oil cooler cylinder after stripping it and cleaning out each coolant tube
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    Exhaust manifold stripped and coated 73DC19C7-E67D-4D7E-8166-F96EDA4A45E7.jpeg
     
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    Knocking out more prepping and painting. Got my single head gasket ordered should be here Monday. EFB3DDA0-D039-4EA8-9E21-922C2952625E.jpeg 7803C5A2-8F8E-451D-8210-C2862FC1E107.jpeg 82A0F6B4-81A7-4D0F-906B-5D8753F59441.jpeg
     
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    HEY! Your silver color is shinier than mine. NO FAIR! I guess you're using an aluminum color while I used a cast iron color. I wish I would have thought about enlarging that hole in the insert. Oh well. Even the little, stock hole will let more coolant through than a plug will.
     
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    :p:p:p

    I’m gonna use the dark ford blue for the block just to be different from yours, I think the brighter silver will offset it nicely.

    Shiney...
     
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    I think it will too. Mine's called "Old Ford Blue".
     
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    Here’s the two colors next to each other and their paint codes E6A54FA4-A56C-4DBD-B048-752BB3BCF21E.jpeg 86C09F2A-8237-45AA-84C4-23BAF0AF04D5.jpeg 936A6ECB-F327-4287-BE82-D59AAE17F56D.jpeg
     
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    They do look good together. Personally, I'm not sure about painting the filter housing blue, but it still looks good.
     
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    I have no use for those stock parts! I do so many of my intake kits that I have those stock filter housings just laying around 7BF41691-4077-4C58-8C95-D63D568BEB51.jpeg
     
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    May be a dumb question... But whats your intake kit?

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    Wow Wes! Moving fast and looking good:cool
     
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    So you pulled all coolant plugs from the heads and block? Debating on doing that to mine
     

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