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Old 01-09-2017, 04:47 PM
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I got it running! It was bad fuel, it totally slipped my mind that the truck had sat for a year and a half, in the rain and all the weather. I drained the front tank, filed up with a fresh 5 gallons, and she started within the first 5 seconds! Almost no smoke unless you revved it a bit, idle is smooth and everything looks good! Going to put the rest of it together tonight!

Thank you everyone for your help and advice through this long, drawn out rebuild!
Awesome! I hope it runs good!

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:32 PM
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Glad you got it running
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:47 PM
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Yup, just getting most of the little things tied up. I went to go put the fenderwells back in, and noticed the exhaust manifolds leaking. All 8 cylinders. Really aggravating as i even resurfaced the manifolds to ensure they would seal correctly, and then anti-seized and torqued the bolts to 45 ft/lbs! I'm thinking about ordering the Remflex gaskets, theyre only $42, and guaranteed to seal, so ill give that a shot.

Other than that, ive run it 3 times for about 15-20 min, to break it in, and it seems all 3 times it took quite a long time to start. I think its just because theres still a bunch of air in the oil system still.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:04 PM
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Yea. Until.you drive it and hammer that fukkbag it'll be off a bit.

I used felpro manifold gaskets and i had zero issues. They were 9 bucks. Very strongly reinforced.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:35 PM
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I ordered the Remflex gaskets for $32 on amazon already. I've had a history of exhaust leaks and me never being able to fix them, so im taking no chances! lol
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K&N Intake, EBPV Removed, High Flow Turbo Outlet, RiffRaff 4/4 Wheel w/ 360* Rebuild, GlowShift Gauges.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:45 PM
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Well, i got the truck over to the same shop yesterday to get them to look at the coolant leak that i thought was coming from the oil cooler flange. He called me today and tells me its not the oil cooler, its the front cover has a pin hole in it. Right behind the water oulet on the passenger side....

Only way to replace the front cover is to pull the motor and drop the pan....

So, him knowing what i do for a living (welder/fabricator), he suggested i just weld the pinhole up with a TIG welder, as its just cast aluminum. So i went with the route that didnt involve 18,000,000 hours of labor and picked the truck up today. He marked the pinhole with a paint pen so i could find it.

Now, its in a really screwed up position that idk if i can get a TIG torch in, even if i pulled all the front accessories off. Do you guys have another possible way of filling up this hole without possibly causing another problem?

Either way, ill be digging into it this weekend.
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Jb weld
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:30 PM
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Well i pulled all the front accessories off today, and couldn't find the leak!!! I put a coolant pressure tester on the reservoir, and pressurized it to 23psi and still couldn't find it. Not to mention, it only dropped to 20psi after almost an hour!

Thinking about cracking an egg in there and letting it do its thing...
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K&N Intake, EBPV Removed, High Flow Turbo Outlet, RiffRaff 4/4 Wheel w/ 360* Rebuild, GlowShift Gauges.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:47 AM
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You should use kleen Flo stop leak. The stuff that looks like graphite shavings in a tiny cardboard tube the size of an old film canister. They stuff doesn't gum anything up and works wonders. Only changes state when introduced to air-then it swells up
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:51 AM
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You should use kleen Flo stop leak. The stuff that looks like graphite shavings in a tiny cardboard tube the size of an old film canister. They stuff doesn't gum anything up and works wonders. Only changes state when introduced to air-then it swells up
Hmm, thats interesting, where do you buy this stuff?
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FUGA E-Fuel, T500 HPOP, 3" Diamond Eye DP w/ 4" Straight Pipe, PHP Hydra w/ Swamps Tunes, RiffRaff Bellowed Up-Pipes,
K&N Intake, EBPV Removed, High Flow Turbo Outlet, RiffRaff 4/4 Wheel w/ 360* Rebuild, GlowShift Gauges.
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