: Major Engine work happening


mgoose82
09-01-2008, 11:49 PM
well i went to rampart today and then we went into Woodland Park for some dinner and i noticed something leaking, it was oil. so i tried to limp the truck home by adding another quart of oil every 10-15 min. this was working great until i got close to home and decided i could push it and just get there already. yeah, not so much. my truck threw a rod 4.5 miles from the house.:eek: so now i get to pull the engine, replace the rods, and find then fix the leak.

so if anyone wants to learn how to rip apart an engine and then rebuild it, come on over to the south HOW, i'm sure i'll be working on it for a while.
if you need directions PM me, most of you already know how to get here

Don_G
09-02-2008, 06:24 AM
If it threw a rod you are probably going to need a different engine. Usually lots of galled cam lobes/lifters, scored cylinders etc even if the block is not broken.

I'm out of town for most of the week. Will check with you Th or Fr.

fjcruzer
09-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Bummer dude. :confused: That's all I got... Bummer.

mgoose82
09-02-2008, 10:17 AM
i'm not sure exactle what the damage is, so i'm going to pull it apart and figure out the prob and go from there

Asha'man
09-02-2008, 10:15 PM
Ugh, good luck with that one man. Hopefully it's not too bad and you can salvage the block with some minor machine work.

mgoose82
09-03-2008, 04:45 PM
well i've got the top half of the engine apart and everything looks good, taking a break for now but should have it apart to just the block tonight

mgoose82
09-04-2008, 03:12 PM
ok so check this out, i have got to be one of the luckiest people in the world. the knocking i heard was a rod. it didn't break though, it just bent and got a stress crack in it, and the piston got a descent chunk taken out of it. so i went back to advanced where i bought the pistons, they're aren't under warrenty. but because i've got friends in high places i'm getting a COMPLETE set for FREE. all i need is to replace the conecting rod. and as far as any damage caused to the block from this mishap, NOT ONE SCRATCH. the only thing that sucks is i have to wait a 1 1/2 weeks for the new pistons, but they're free so i really don't care.

Lysmachia
09-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Oh you are one lucky kid!!!

Quick Draw
09-04-2008, 07:54 PM
So what was the source of your oil leak?

mgoose82
09-04-2008, 08:37 PM
So what was the source of your oil leak?

every last dame bolt on the entire engine was only hand tight so in a way i'm even luckier that i didtn't have a worse problem. oh yeah, and the oil filter was barely snug. on the plus side, the drain plug was still tight.

mgoose82
09-04-2008, 08:38 PM
Oh you are one lucky kid!!!

like i said, friends in high places

Lysmachia
09-04-2008, 09:08 PM
like i said, friends in high places

Well I got firends in LOW places... (sing with me now) where the whisky runs... and... :D

mgoose82
09-04-2008, 09:20 PM
i got those too

Lysmachia
09-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Will you be my friend in a high place then??? :neener:

ziggy428
09-04-2008, 11:25 PM
the beer chases my blues away......

mgoose82
09-05-2008, 12:04 AM
Will you be my friend in a high place then??? :neener:

i guess i can if i have to. :p

ike
09-12-2008, 04:01 PM
you are lucky. I would make sure everything is tourqued down after the repair this time.

mgoose82
09-13-2008, 12:28 PM
you are lucky. I would make sure everything is tourqued down after the repair this time.

tell me about it, i'm also going to use a dab of locktite on everything too

RedRunnertc
09-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Can loctite handle the temperature?

mgoose82
09-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Can loctite handle the temperature?

not sure i'm gonna have to look at that type of stuff before i do any of it

RedRunnertc
09-13-2008, 08:14 PM
I would at the minimum use antiseize to make sure you get the right torque reading.

BoostedTurd
09-13-2008, 11:05 PM
yeah.... loctite.... lol...


We had a guy in our VW club here in the Springs that disregarded the loctite on his flywheel bolts... good stuff.... for the rest of the club LOL


Good luck on your rebuild, and sounds like you dodged a nice bullet

mgoose82
09-13-2008, 11:43 PM
yes i did dodge a bullet.

but i dropped the crank off at the machine shop yesturday, they meassured everything right there to let me know if it would even work, and they will meassure it again when done and order the new rod bearings for me. the guy rang it all up and it's going to be $131 and some change when i pick it up

Don_G
09-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Man, you fell in the $hit and came up smelling like a rose!

Free pistons, good block, no cam damage, turnable crank...

Taco_Man
09-15-2008, 07:27 AM
Hey Matt I maybe able to come give you a hand this weekend. I also may stop by some time this week but give me a call.

mgoose82
09-15-2008, 12:41 PM
Hey Matt I maybe able to come give you a hand this weekend. I also may stop by some time this week but give me a call.

alright man, i should be picking the crand up wednesday, and well not really anything to do til then. but sorry i haven't called, erin's had my phone and it sucks.

Taco_Man
09-15-2008, 12:43 PM
but sorry i haven't called, erin's had my phone and it sucks.

:xcrybaby: :xmoon: :flipoff1:

mgoose82
10-02-2008, 02:19 PM
ok so i've just about got all my parts rounded up to start putting the engine back together. i should be starting this on monday, tuesday at the latest. if anyone want's to swing by. let me know

ike
10-02-2008, 05:14 PM
I may be in the area on Monday. I will let you know if i am.