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Old 10-31-2011, 05:11 PM
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How to kill your truck in 54 easy steps- pics

Blow-by-blow pic history on taking apart my truck 7.3 engine front

It started out looking like an easy waterpump replacement. NOT-SO-MUCH.

I replaced the waterpump with the exact same leak continuing. But now the new metal next to the dirty old metal reveals it is just behind the water pump. SOOOOOooooooooOOOOO, I squeezed my truck into the garage where I could work on it.




Drain Anitfreeze (whats left)








I had to improvise with some tools to put extra tension on the belt to hold the water pump without damaging it. I used a refrigeration valve wrench to unscrew the fan assy from end of shaft (RH thread)






















See next post for remaining steps
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:13 PM
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An oil pump on the front of the crankshaft, mmm who knew!?!





I always wondered what it looked like up in there...





I had to jack up the engine to unbolt the oil pan so I could unbolt the suction tube for the oil pump.



That little tab on the left (facing it) drove me crazy - I thought I could pull just slide out the whole unit. But NOOoo I had to drop the oil pan too. sheesh











No timing chain here. (so much better than the 6.0!! IMHO






Can you see the holes in the casting?




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Old 10-31-2011, 05:22 PM
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Wait, how are you gonna reseal the oil pan sitting upright?
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been here but just to swap on a brand new motor good luck be extra careful resealing the oil pan
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I bet you used a few colorful meta fores. That looks like it took quite a while, started when it was day light and half way finished looks like well into the night.
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WOW you had quite an adventure there, ugh thats alotta work!
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Well I got the timing cover back on tonight. I resealed the oil pan with loads of RTV. I had to jack up the engine to drop the oil pan and so I stuck old brake pads in there to hold it up just enough.

The toughest part was trying to get the two bolts started on the oil pick-up tube reaching over the oil pan and into the crankcase. I set a paper towel insid the oil pan to hopefully catch the bolt when I drop it, fortunately I did not drop anything.

I am a bit concerned where I did not get any fresh RTV gasket maker on the oil pan seal by the starter. I should have pulled the started and squeezed some in there. I hope this doesn't come back to haunt me. Especially after the concerns written above. We will see.

I will take some pics tomorrow before I get any further.

Ho hum another day with no truck. Good thing I have a company truck to go to work in.

I started this job on Friday afternoon, Went till about 10pm. And back at it Saturday morning after some errands about 9am and went until I had it all apart around 4 or so. I did not order a new seal kit for the timing cover until saturday because I did not know what exact I would need. Napa had the kit for me Sunday morning and I couldn't do a thing with it as it was short a gasket. I had to run to Laconia Ford as my local Ford dealer did not have one gasket for the oil cooler. It was a 3 hour adventure in the car to go and get it. But at least it is on the way to completion.

I used some JB weld on the aluminum parts to reseal the holes. I did not take any pics of that. DOH!

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:50 PM
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Well I got it back together tonight. Filled it with Oil and water and no major leaks. I could not get it running though. I purged the HPOP and I get a very small amount of smoke from the tail pipe when cranking. I am suspicious of the glow plugs failing. They are autolites. I should have got the Ford. Its late and dark. I will finish it tomorrow.
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I sure hope the JB weld holds up for you.

Did you fill the hpop res. up to the top?
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Probably just a lot of air in the HPOP system.
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