How long has the DIY intake been on it? Mine got dusted by the factory intake and by the time I figured it out and put the DIY on it was too late.
Cost me $4,000 for parts and doing all the work myself.
My compression went from 300 max to 200 min on all 8. I borrowed the tester with the glow plug adapter from a local diesel shop for $20, took about 2 hours to do.
I say drive it till it drops before worrying about the blowby. Mine had plenty of power and ran great, just a little cold natured. Now she fires right up in the cold and don’t puff clouds of smoke anymore.
Only reason I did mine is cause I got a bad load of fuel and messed up the injectors. Before I bought the injectors I decided to do the compression test cause of the blowby I had for the last 3 years. After the test I decided to rebuild the whole thing, engine, injectors, and fuel system.
geez , dont just assume you need a rebuild , like was said , do a compression test , and also, if you can run a crankcase pressure test , before ripping the engine apart, i agree also with, alabamafrog, if it runs ok, dont worry about it
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