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Old 02-17-2013, 08:45 PM
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550 Bulletproofing In Progress

Finally got started on the 550. Have about 5 hours into it already.
Removed fan, radiator,intercooler,degas,batteries, inner fender well pass side, alternator,wire harness, ficm, glow plug module,hoses, and started on the turbo.
Been going pretty good so far. Taking my time. Was pretty skeptical about doing this, that ended about an hour into...LoL
So far my basic tool supply has been working good. Made a wrench for the fan, and have to make something for the glow plug harness. Picked up a 20v 1/4in Dewalt impact, works awesome on the tear down. No air tools.
Got all my parts in from Tousley. Saved about $800.00 compared to my local Ford dealer in parts. Tomorrow ordering ARP's , Snap On torque adapter, BDP water pump and a few other things including a SCT Livewire Ts. Hope to get my turbo and injectors out this week to get re worked.
Picking up a shop crane from Harbor Freight Tuesday. Hope to have the heads off and at the machine shop by Friday.
Pics coming soon.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:45 AM
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See we told you it wasn't that bad.

Glow plug harness' are like $40, just rip them suckers out and replace them, chances are even with the tool you'll still break one.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:59 AM
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See we told you it wasn't that bad.

Glow plug harness' are like $40, just rip them suckers out and replace them, chances are even with the tool you'll still break one.
Thanks portcity. Actualy easier than working on my Bobcat excavator.

I already have new glow plug harness. I made a pretty extensive list when I ordered my parts. I am sure I left something out.
I really need to make my final decision on oil cooler though. I need to have what ever one I am getting to be here by end of next week.

I very interested in the new BDP.

I PM'd you
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Congrats on takin the plunge and diving in and doing it yourself. I have been very suprised at how DIY freindl these trucks reeley are. I have had some time messin with small blocks and I gotta say these are alot more forgiving and straight forward IMO.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:19 AM
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I don't have a pm from you.
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I don't have a pm from you.
It just went out. Sent from my phone
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looking foward to the
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looking foward to the
pics
I got a bunch on my memory card. Have to ask my better half to upload them tomorrow.
I only got to work on it for an hour today. Had to spend time with the family.

I don't know if I can do a full write up cause I haven't been taking notes, just pictures.
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Congrats on takin the plunge and diving in and doing it yourself. I have been very suprised at how DIY freindl these trucks reeley are. I have had some time messin with small blocks and I gotta say these are alot more forgiving and straight forward IMO.
Thanks, I have gotten a lot of help from some fellow members so far. I have searched this site for any issues and have been able to dig up the data I needed.
I will say that this truck is easier to work on compared to my Bobcat 430 compact excavator. I have had my excavator and loader apart. I have an International 4700 dump truck, but it is a straight 6, very basic motor.
I did change the head gasket in my 98 Toyota mud truck.
Everything has been straight forward as mentioned. Can't wait to drive it after all this work with some bigger injectors, tuner and a upgraded turbo.
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Only got about an hours worth of work done today before it got dark.
Drained the oil, pulled glow plug harnesses and started on the evap core.
Hopefully will be able to put a few more hours in tomorrow. Got to get my pics uploaded.
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