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Well, I got started late. This is not going to be a speed record. I'm going to add pics, parts list, and describe some things that people that don't know much about these engines or haven't done it yet will appreciate. So far, it's been easy. I have a fair amount of time turning wrenches, but the tools required so far have been minimal. This is where i'm at, i'm about to clean the top part of the motor BEFORE I pull the oil cooler assembly. About three hours into it with plenty of [email protected]#off time. Stay tuned.


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Nicely done bud :thumb:. Now come do mine!
Haha, you've got more experience than me.
Here's where i'm at....

Geuss what I found in the oil inlet? Pieces of an aftermarket oil filter?



Hard plastic, it fit nicely, it fell out when I was draining the oil cooler.

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Looking good! Those pictures look all too familiar. :rofl:

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That plastic looks like part of the oil filter stand pipe.
 

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Looking good Nathaniel!! Which parts are you gonna paint? What color?
 

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Thanks. I'm thinking the turbo base black, intake, oil cooler cover silver/aluminum, cac tubes silver/aluminum, or blue. Can't decide. Lol.

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That plastic looks like part of the oil filter stand pipe.
I thought about that, the standpipe looks fine. I'll take a pic of it, I don't think it's missing anything. I'll take a pic of it. I'm sending a sample into blackstone labs. I wonder if it was a piece of an old standpipe thats been changed?

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A young ambitious man with a plan!
I can't remember what were you doing a wile ago with the oil filter housing could this be related?
 
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A young ambitious man with a plan!
I can't remember what were you doing a wile ago with the oil filter housing could this be related?
Haha, I don't think so. I believe it's still related to the chewed up sealing surface around the anti-drainback valve. I'm going to investigate that further now though. More to come. I think I still need a new oil filter housing base, to fix that. Ughhhh. Lol.

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Thanks. I'm thinking the turbo base black, intake, oil cooler cover silver/aluminum, cac tubes silver/aluminum, or blue. Can't decide. Lol.

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Are you going to use all high heat paint here?
 

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Are you going to use all high heat paint here?
On the turbo pedistal, the 2k paint from duplicolor. The rest, the 500° engine enamel primer, paint, and clear coat. I've experimented with dupli-color, it looks great. Goes on great.

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Subscribing. Something I will be doing soon enough.
 

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On the turbo pedistal, the 2k paint from duplicolor. The rest, the 500° engine enamel primer, paint, and clear coat. I've experimented with dupli-color, it looks great. Goes on great.

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That was my plan, I wanted to at least clean a few of the visible parts up while I'm inside mine. I think I'm gonna do my manifolds and pedestal in 2000* black and hope it holds up.
 

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There will be more to come guys, i'm going to try to give the do's and don'ts. The surprises that noone talks about, the actual parts list, and most of the tools involved. It may be a bit backwards, when all is done. I'll keeps posting with pics. I've taken tons. I'm already running into things that will get you when doing this. With that said, its been fairly easy, cleaning will be a big part of it for me too. Starting tomorow.

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Started cleaning things today, its raining and cold. Cleaning everything is time consuming. The intake was full of oily soot cacked inside. I took the cross member out and took the cac out to wash through the outside of it and let it drain out. My icp is leaking oil so I ordered some more parts. One of those surprises.


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You gonna wash the radiator also. I couldn't believe the amount of grim that was in the rad fins!


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You gonna wash the radiator also. I couldn't believe the amount of grim that was in the rad fins!


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Yes, i'm gonna try as best I can without pulling it out. Luckily we don't have the road grime down here like yall have up there. It doesn't "look" too bad.

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What's the best way to wash out the radiator fins and cac? Mine are covered with what looks like seeds or grass..

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What's the best way to wash out the radiator fins and cac? Mine are covered with what looks like seeds or grass..

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I sprayed it with Simple Green and let soak for 1/2 hour, the took then garden hose to rinse, did this several times to get clean. After final rinse, I used a air hose to blow dry the fins.


If you remove the radiator, be sure to block off the ports for the Trans lines, so you don't get water in the ports.


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