Not the glove box, but just behind the drivers fuse panel.Looking good so far! :thumb:
Definately check around for any wires those damn rodens may have chewed on, mice and squirrels both like to chew wires. :doh:
As far as the 4-wire bundle above the master cylinder, don't worry, its just a factory extra, so you can wire stuff without having to run wires. I believe it comes out under the dash behind the glove box, I can't remember for sure tho.
I did the exact same thing when I bought mine. I've worked on a ton of gassers, but the diesel world might as well be from another planet.I've done more reading on this in the past two months than most people would do in a lifetime to try to learn the symptoms I would be watching for when buying this truck.
The is what scares me on mine, too. I've done as much testing on the head gasket as I can and all seems ok. I'll have to wait until my oil/coolant temp gauges get here before I can actually see my delta. The previous owner had the entire EGR system deleted so I was able to rule out any EGR related troubleshooting. As long as my oil cooler isn't clogged, I should be good to go.I don't know if I got them right but the truck runs absolutely perfect. There aren't any oil leaks, it starts great hot or cold, there is no smoke, it idles great, acceleration is smooth and strong at any speed and any throttle position. I couldn't think of anything else to look for. If it wasn't for the Insight I would think the truck is perfect!
Is that so....Your glow plug buss bar o-rings are leaking.
Everything I've done a vehicle has been learned basically out of necessity. I started 14-15 years ago with oil changes and alternators and have gone from that to engine/trans swaps and will tear into most anything I have to. There is a very satisfying feeling of doing it yourself as opposed to paying someone to do it. You'll know it was done right and the knowledge you'll learn is worth WAY more than a repair/dollar value.I have NEVER done any mechanical work on ANY vehicle before. For most people an oil change is the first thing they do... this is my oil change! :scared:
I guess I don't really have a choice, the truck is apart and I don't have the cash to buy the parts AND have it towed for someone else do the work. So, I'll power on and hope I have the smarts to find the info I need before it's too late to use it and if all goes well my first oil change will be one I'll never forget! :hehe: