Discussion in 'Offroad Build Threads' started by 99burbK2500, Jan 10, 2019 at 5:25 PM.
I would never stop anyone from catching a dodge truck on fire, even with the cummins in it haha
I would get the cummins THAN set her up. Damn it got so hot the engine melted!
Great build so far. Sub'd
Wow, holy cow man! You talk about swapping engines and tearing them apart like you're changing a light bulb. I wish I had those skills! My '99 C2500 Burb only has 116k but some odd bogging issues that have been hard to chase down. Got any free time?
its not as scary as it is perceived, its one of those things you just gotta take your time and be clean about it. my very first one came apart in 4 days, but it wasn't anything I did. I did a top end rebuild on it, cleaned the engine out because it was full of coolant and put a high volume oil pump in. it tossed a rod after 4 days no warning. it got in my head but at the end of the day I never touched the rods. just something you gotta do. no matter how many you do the first start up will age you every time. ive worked with world class techs that will wait for us to all go to lunch to start one lol its helps I ran the gm crate engine warrenty repair account for a year with jegs. you don't have to hear them start haha!
some updates for today! got my rings and melling ls6 valve springs today, head gaskets will be here tomorrow and the cam on Thursday!!! engine will be complete by the weekend if I can get time. got two pistons in today, went ahead and opened my top gap to a loose .025, biggest gauge I have, so maybe .028ish. set my second gap the same way. I really don't want to but a ring in this thing. not that I think 15psi or less will do that but with the big compression bump temps concern me. the n/a cam should help bleed off some pressure and keep temps down, over lap is waisting boost but I just want it to make decent power and sound good. hoping to start the truck before February! lets see if I can make that happen.
I do need to get some moly lube for my rod bolts, arp told me they cant give me a torque number using engine oil...... so I need some of that in my life to make sure I don't spin a bearing again. maybe that's what happened last time. I assumed oil would be fine and torqued them to 40lbft and let it rip. trying not to have that happen again!
Molly does make for a very consistent tq number. I've heard that oil will squirt out sometimes and make your 40 with Molly become 28 with oil. That's what my engine builder told me long ago during a 650 hp Toyota V6 build.
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