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Old 04-05-2009, 06:14 PM
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03 6.0L hydro locked? Is it worth it to fix?

A buddy of my has a 2003 6.0L with a Banks on it and last winter he went out in the morning and tried to start it and all it did was crank really slow and hard. he replaced both batteirs and starter and he took it to the dealership and they said it was hydro locked. i wana buy the truck from him for cheap and fix it.
My question is, does it sounds worth it to fix and how likely is it that it could have bent a rod?
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:17 PM
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IF he didnt try to start it for too long its probably be ok but it doesnt take much sometimes to bend a rod... If you get it cheap enough it wont matter i guess LOL but it might be a good project to stud and run a good tuner.
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Take the serp belt off. It probly has a locked up ac compressor.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:21 PM
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I've seen a thread on here Scuffy helped someone out ......... I think he pulls the injectors
and cranks it over and blows it out. May have blown head gaskets
Hopefully TECHIE will chime in
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yea wat i was thinking if all i had to do is pull the injectors out and blow out any water or coolant and all i had to do is buy head gaskets and replace them the truck would def. be worth it to me to buy it.
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Maybe I'm taking this wrong but the truck has been sitting potentially a year because it was hydrolocked? So potentially it has been sitting with water in the cylinders for a year? If that is the case I would lean twards a compression check after I had determined that the engine wasn't froze up.
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If your going to pull the heads you can get an idea of what the cylinders look like... its coolant though its not going to make the cylinder rust. when the head is off you can check to see if the rod is bent too. So i think i would buy it if the price is right... fix it sell it fix it rod it whatever.
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what caused it to hydrolock?

i hydrolocked my truck with fuel one time. i pulled glow plugs till i found a wet one and then cranked the truck over and all the fuel came spitting out. havent had a single problem. mine cranked and cranked and then just LOCKED.
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if you dont want to make such a big mess with the fluids shooting out of the glowplug holes you can just turn the engine over by handwith a breaker bar. even with that if you go a little bit fast it will still shoot everywhere. i also agree with 03f250stroke, what caused it to lock?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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i never tried turning over a diesel by hand. but i have turned my car over by hand..wasnt the easiest thing in the world to do but idk about 18:1 compression...

that may be interesting.
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