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should have waited for the 6.2 gas motor.
and bought another new experiment? 1st and 2nd production years are the WORST to buy... Why not buy something that has been tried and true???
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and bought another new experiment? 1st and 2nd production years are the WORST to buy... Why not buy something that has been tried and true???
Oh and nick. I never said I was going to get rid of the ol girl. Just buy a newer truck to haul this one. Possibly turn this truck into a sled puller. But I don't think I'm going to completely part with it
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Ya im going to dealers and check out units to make sure they have all the updates.

I hate to say it but if your going to sled pull I would buy a cummins. So much easier to get the power/cheaper. 12V can make 500HP easy while the cummins guys have a 500HP club since its hard to hit

Im actually just north of Andy in cambridge right now heading south to put in a 15 hour day in Minneapolis area
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Ya im going to dealers and check out units to make sure they have all the updates.

I hate to say it but if your going to sled pull I would buy a cummins. So much easier to get the power/cheaper. 12V can make 500HP easy while the cummins guys have a 500HP club since its hard to hit

Im actually just north of Andy in cambridge right now heading south to put in a 15 hour day in Minneapolis area
I am well aware of how much it costs. But it is a lot more fun to beat a cummins with an old 7.3l than to swap and win. Swamps would be getting good business from me if I go that route lol.
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u getting injectors or hi pop form swamps
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I assembled the while thing fired it over and it smoked like a freight train and couldn't even idle. It threw 15 codes maybe more. I shut it down get out and it puked oil out the front oil pump. So I tore it all down again to find ford sent me the wrong oil seal. Great!

They sent some kind of shim for the crank so I put that on and now the oil pump won't fit. I'm going to have to cut that off and go about it differently. I'm so frustrated and drained.
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wow that really sucks bro!
hope you get everything up and running soon.
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holy crap
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I found out they call that sleeve a speedy sleeve, basically they send a little bit larger seal and have you install this speedy sleeve, you use this because typically the old seal cuts a groove in the crank and oil starts to seep out. This sleeve creates a new smooth surface for the seal. I have heard of these before just wish the parts bag would have told me that.

Anyway I put the sleeve on like I mentioned above and the gears from the oil pump wont fit. Tonight I am going to heat the sleeve up and hopefully that will let it expand enough to pull off the crank. I have a second seal and speedy sleeve so I will put that on but only after I slide the oil pump on.

Its looking up again, now hopefully I can find some electrical plug that I missed to fix the Injector Circuit open codes and it will actually run.
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dude you have such **** luck with this truck. hopefully everything from now one goes a little smoother
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You can get a sharp chisel and give it one good rap right across that sleeve...that should allow you to get it off.
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like across the flat part of the sleeve? I may try that, I think initially i will try heating it up?
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This thread reminds me of my Impala. I had three good weeks with it, and then everythign went t*ts up and nothing was an easy fix. I had that motor in and out of that thing so many times I could do it in my sleep. Granted mine was caused by a previous owner who thought he knew about cars and liked to tinker.

Good Luck, I eventually gave up on mine and got it drivable then sold it.

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like across the flat part of the sleeve? I may try that, I think initially i will try heating it up?
Yeah...Hit it once and it comes right off. If not, hit it a little harder. I've done it many times now.
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This thread reminds me of my Impala. I had three good weeks with it, and then everythign went t*ts up and nothing was an easy fix. I had that motor in and out of that thing so many times I could do it in my sleep. Granted mine was caused by a previous owner who thought he knew about cars and liked to tinker.

Good Luck, I eventually gave up on mine and got it drivable then sold it.

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Thanks John. Mine is mainly because of poor maintenance practices of the previous owner. Disappointing really, I wish I had know before I bought it.

I hope I dont have to give up on this truck like you did your Impala but I may have to.
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Yeah...Hit it once and it comes right off. If not, hit it a little harder. I've done it many times now.
awesome that sounds easier than heat. I appreciate it. I have never messed with these speed sleeves before.
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dang zach this is fighting you tooth and nail! sucks the front of the motor is being the pain. lotta work to get into it. keep up the good fight man
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thanks dan, I hope to try and start it when I get home tonight. Fingers crossed!
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I got the sleeve off using heat and put a new sleeve on. All is well. I dont think its leaking oil or coolant at the moment, a test drive or two will tell if the timing cover sealed to the block.

As for why it was running so rough it was either that plug on the head or air in the system! its running like a champ, well idling. haha. I had to bleed the low and high pressure sides 2-3 times and it finally started and ran nice and smooth.

I need to go get some more oil and coolant and I should be able to test drive it.

thanks for the help guys.
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Well I cracked the radiator during one of the installs or removals. figures! it never ends guys
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Damn dude.
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Well I cracked the radiator during one of the installs or removals. figures! it never ends guys
you havent by any chance said any bad words during all of this have you?
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Nick I'm trying as hard as I can not to but I won't deny that I might have mumbled a few under my breath.
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I would have made it looked put together and set flame to that bad boy. If nothing else, it looks good!!!
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I have thought about doing that more than once. haha

my luck it would turn out bad in some fashion. I think ill just fix it and deal with the loss of a week and money.
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