Thought some of you might be interested in what my "other" project is ...
Everything started from this thread here
Shudder, low on power, tons of new parts, still issues
I've been having a lot of smoke/stumbling issues. After troubleshooting/diagnosing we thought that we had some torque converter issues, and a bad injector. With 240k miles on the truck, and having all original stuff still, I decided to do the maintenance and do everything. 8 new injectors, and a new torque converter, rebuilt trans later, it was still there.
I was done messing around and took it to Ford Dealership to have them do a compression test.
cylinder 8 had ZERO (0) compression. They are supposed to be around 340-360psi. Well that's not good..
Truck was still driveable so I left the dealership after they told me it was going to cost $15,000 to fix it. (new engine/labor) Took it to my buddies shop who helped with the injector install and a diesel guru.
We had the old 7.3 motor out of the truck in 5.5 hours, and torn down in 3-3.5 hours.
Cylinder 8 had some nasty scratching/scoring in it. We figured the rings had seized to the piston, and just scored everything up. The block and cylinder heads are at the machine shop getting prepped for work, and waiting to find out how far we are going to overbore it (.010, .020, etc) so I can order the Ford OEM rebuild kit, forged rods, and ARP head studs.
The truck will also be getting some other nice diesel upgrades. (exhaust, tuner, gauges, etc)
Should be a MONSTER when we are done. :evil:
I'll keep this updated as I keep getting parts/pictures