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what to expect?

I am going to be connecting my own veg system to my engine on Thursday, Check valves on the diesel end, and veg system on the other end of the fuel passage. What wrench will I need to get the plugs out of the heads for the so i can replace them with the veg fittings

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A real good adjustable wrench works for me. Its a pipe plug.

You better plan for more than a day on your fist conversion........a lot more.

You will also need fuel line orings too because you are cracking the seal on the stock hardlines. Get a set of brass adapters like the ones on the output side of your fuel bowl to replace the stock fuel flow valves. If not, drill the guts out of the stock D2 flow valves.

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I suggest to not go at those head plugs with an adjustable wrench. For some reason they are very delicate and one slip will round them out.

Clean Clean Clean the engine and degrease the hell out of it.
Get a lot of rags to plug all the turbo pipes and intake.
Get a camera to take pictures how the turbo manifold goes back on.
Get a friend to help you put the a/c assembly back on (5 bolts and yes the idler puller has to come off)
Get a friend to help you put the alternator/power steering pulley assembly back on (4 bolts).
Make sure all of your rags are out of the intakes.
Buy some patience
Plan for more then a day and degrease and clean the engine some more.

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I have all the plumbing done for the coolant, and the veg is done from the tank to my manifold (T) to go to each head. from the above posts, I assume the plugs are square head pipe plugs, that is what i wanted to know. I have check valves for the D2. Can you explain drilling the D2 fittings this is the first I have read about having to do this

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Spray some PB blaster or something on the plugs the night before so they will start easy. Many guys have rounded them off & had a hell of atime getting them out. Putting the CV in the rear passenger port is a real PITA. It will take some time so just be patient. Connecting the rear drivers VO line is a tight fit as well. It will make the job easier if you take the turbo off but it is not necessary.

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I have all the plumbing done for the coolant, and the veg is done from the tank to my manifold (T) to go to each head. from the above posts, I assume the plugs are square head pipe plugs, that is what i wanted to know. I have check valves for the D2. Can you explain drilling the D2 fittings this is the first I have read about having to do this

Once you get them out, you should see what I mean.

Be sure to get orings for the fuel lines too. Once they are loosened, they usually leak without being replaced.

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UPDATE:
I was able to get the VO system plumbed to the engine and the cv's on the fuel lines,
the worst part for me was getting the old seal from the pass. side oem line I think some one already had a viton seal in there. the pipe plugs came out easy I happen to have a socket to fit the square head. (worth every penny I paid for the set 20 yrs ago) next is to wire everything this week and fill the tank and give it a run.
Thanks for all the input
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glad to hear its coming along!

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Thanks Matt, I am sorry to see you lost your truck. I hope no one was hurt !

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