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Old 11-19-2006, 07:59 AM
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truck upside down for 1 hour

is my engine hurt? what do i need to do if i get it from insurance company after they total it? other info about wreck is under[ totaled, landed upsidedown] post
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:05 AM
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the engine is probably ok if it didnt run long upside down. As long as the bearings didnt get starved and it didnt "run away" when the oil got slung to the topside of the motor i wouldnt think the motor was hurt.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:15 AM
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marc, thanks for the reply. it all happened so fast, but i think the fuel pump shut off activated. when i crawled out the truck was upside down, radio playing, but no engine running. what about impact shaking the engine?
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:18 AM
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if it didnt run too long, i would let it sit (im assuming it will take some time to buy it back anyway) so everything drains down. I would be very carefull trying to start it, in fact pulling the glow plugs and bumping it over just to be safe might be a good idea. There is the possibility of oil getting into the cylenders. The only thing that will hurt is if you try to start it with the oil still in there. Bump it over with the glow plugs out, then put them back in. I would also change the oil to be safe. I dont see where anything else should have been damaged
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:53 AM
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if i do get it back, i will have to take the truck apart to salvage what i want to use. i have pictures on a flash card, but don't know how to post them.
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