Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Moyock- sorry no pics. My charger was left behind on my last fishing trip, and the house I left it at, the owner seems to think it was never there.........Yeah ok. All I have is my Blackberry, sorry bro.
Tom- thanks for the offer! I got the heads back on today, my cousin called to ask if I needed help right when I was cleaning the block to prep for the gaskets. Dude, Mahopac Marine? Do you go to Yamaha school in GA? There was a tech there 2 or 3 yrs ago that had a red D-max, that drove down from Mahopac with his family.
Well today, I got the heads back on. I really dont see what the fuss is. I mean, my cousin and I are both over 6', hes 220, Im 250. But still, I dont see why it is supposed to be such a pain. Tie strap the last stud, watch the t-stat housing, drop it in. It took us about 5 min to get both heads in place with a single bolt caught to hold them in place.
Most of today was a cleaning and prep day. My friend the machinist came by this morning after I cleaned the heads. He checked them 100 ways to sunday for flatness. The most he could get was .002". Most of the spots he checked were .001" or less. Good to go!!!
I rebuilt the oil cooler.
My dad went and picked up a pair of fuel filters from Napa ($44 for the pair- in the same box?).
He also picked up the intake from the machine shop ($10 for what he called "the dishwasher", lol, clean as a whistle!!).
I modified the up pipe with the Elite Diesel EGR delete kit.
My dad changed the injector o rings and copper washers.
He also modified the intake manifold for the EGR delete.
When I pulled the driver side head yesterday, I forgot to take out one pushrod, and bent the crap out of it. Well, I forgot that I bent the pushrod, until it was time to put them all back in today, at 410pm. I called the dealer here in Norwalk, he said he didnt have any, but two dealers about 30 min away had them. My dad ran up to Milford to get one, and made it by 525, they closed at 530. They had 7 in stock. Got the one, $4.35. Sweet.
While he ran up there, I put the injectors, pushrods (minus the one), rocker arms/stands, and all the ARP hardware. Tomorrow AM, BIG cup of coffee, a HUGE bowl of Wheaties, and torque them suckers!!!!!
I plan to get those torqued, valve covers on, intake and turbo on, hope my dad gets the AC system in (I didnt see how any of it came off), and get the Magnaflow system on.
Friday is a no work day (kinda sux actually lol). Sat is supposed to rain. Sunday I plan to fire that beast! Still have to chase down some AF. Anybody have any options besides the Motorcraft Gold?
Notes from today-
-heads are heavy, make sure your lats and biceps are in shape!
-dont leave any push rods in when you pull the heads, they dont like that
-you DONT need to cut the heads! mine were pretty darn straight. get out the razor blades and wire brush, and get to scrapin'!
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