meh. If it's not a v8 gasser, the mods get all bent out of shape over it and want it in the diesel section LOL.
That and you gassers think it's just me bragging :P
Anyway, build is started!!
My help ran out on me early to go chase after poon, so I was stuck with very minimal help from the old man doing this alone...
Old man helped by informing me when the piston was at TDC and rockers were loose while I was under the truck with a ratchet and socket hand cranking the motor over.
so far I have the valve cover off (obviously), all 6 injectors and cross tubes pulled, and I have replaced the springs and push rods on #1 and #6 so far, as well as adjusted the valves after putting in the new springs and push rods.
Also took the opportunity to re-torque the head studs while I had the rockers off since I was already in there, figured it would be a good time to do so just for peace of mind.
here's a few pics I snapped...
sorry, not many pics yet as I was basically working alone without help, so constantly changing gloves just to snap a pic of a step is just wasting time and gloves.
Will get more pics tomorrow, and injector comparison pics tomorrow as well.
working on #6
new springs and push rods in #1
side by side stock push rods next to new push rods
more to come tomorrow.
Here is my cummins forum thread if you want to see more detail in the process...