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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:53 am

aloha Jeremy,, im just wondering if i get my truck running good this weekend.... i would need to find a rubber boot to fit over the shifter. also, i looked around google a little bit for a pipe bender but i really wouldnt know what degree and length i need to have the stuff made to go over the axle. finally, and most important, i dont really have any oil pressure/boost/oil temp stuff. all that stuff is probably good to have.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:27 am

Hi mark!
Something like this would get you far if you know somebody that can cut what you need and weld it all together. http://m.ebay.com/itm/181668042790?nav=SEARCH

Otherwise, you should probably find and exhaust shop and just have them build you one.

Lastly, you need a boost gauge of you want your truck to be fast. They are cheap. $30? And then you will know if you engine is pulling the proper vacuum and making boost.
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:51 am

project regress,,, timing belt #2, this one was a bummer cuz it was on the other side of the island. tow fee $220 cash, no receipt. u get to choose between getting f'd in the ass between tow companies. no aloha in Hawaii, not even tax deductions. buttt at least he come right... Y is there oil in my inter cooler? the turbo is also f'd right?
im not giving up or selling out. investing $220 cash to my pal makes me want to make the little red devil run again. after all, he was kind enough to come to hilo to get me. any respectable baller needs t make $100 bucks an hour or more, otherwise everybody would take advantage right..
Jeremy, i might be tha dumbest of the mm4g, but im persistent. any ideas y the belt keeps breaking? cuz im driving it like a work truck and not like a sports car.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:22 am

1) Did you replace the hydraulic timing belt tensioner?
2) Did you set the tension on the belt properly with the middle idler pulley?
3) Did you torque the idler pullies properly?
4) Did you pull the pin out of the new hydraulic timing belt tensioner? (assuming you bought a new one)
5) Did you put the wrong bolts in your oil pan and cut the timing belt in half?

Mark - I don't want to tell you to give up on this project, but I think it's worth considering. I'd really hate to see you lose more money on this thing. Having this 4G63 engine in this truck isn't worth the stress and money that you are going though. It would be easy to sell all the parts, get your $1000-$1500, and go buy a different truck that runs right. :) I'm not trying to be mean, I just hate to see you burn money, especially when it sounds like your turbo is trashed now too. I have to imagine that may have been caused when you mixed up the oil and antifreeze lines a while ago.
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:05 am

well, there have been many people along the way for sure. just a fool and his dreams... this time ill hire a proper mechanic to do the motor. also, my front tires,, they are bald on the inside half. i never had a vehicle do that before.. what did i do wrong on that one??
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:26 am

If they are bald on the insides, I imagine either your camber is way off, or your toe is off. Toe being off is more common. You need an alignment either way.
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Re: progress

Post by 89mightymax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:25 pm

Bummer. Thats a sad and depressing story mark.
Hopefully your luck will change soon for you.
I admire your persistence, but confounded thats crap!!
Is this your only vehicle or do you have backup?
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:39 pm

it was my second Jonathan, i was running it first string cuz the mileage is so much better than my ranger.

i installed a new tensioner for the timing belt. and the pin is out. and the oil pan bolts are fine. im not sure about the idler pulley tension or torque. the bracket that rests on top of the timing belt tensioner. it had about an eight of an inch of front to back play. its almost like there is supposed to be some kind of tapered washer or something??
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it looks like it was rubbing against the plastic. i was wondering if the play in that pulley could have caused that. the belt looks like it broke from pressure. not from anything digging into it. all of the pullies seem to move easily
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:46 pm

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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:35 pm

That is definitely not correct mark. I'm not sure how that is even possible. Maybe the wrong bolt?
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:19 pm

ok so some of the valves are bent. about 4 of each. so i need; valves, rebuild gasket kit, timing belt kit, tensioner, right. im thinking ill get the A1 gasket kit. will they have any of the other stuff?
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:52 am

Yes Mark, 1AAuto does have the gasket set, and timing belt kit with pullies. If your hydraulic tensioner is new, then you don't need a new one of those.
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:54 pm

im also wondering if i should change the water pump? do you have any recommendations about who to order valves from? also, im putting a new tensioner just to be safe.
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Re: progress

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:36 pm

How old is the waterpump?

If you can't compress the hydraulic tensioner by hand and it is still new, you probably don't need one.
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Re: progress

Post by dakinehead » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:53 pm

ok, long time I neva check in but I was making a 81 dodge 225 into a 81 dodge 318. runs smooth but it hasn't gone for the safety check yet. we will see. must say my most favorite part of that truck is those little triangle windows that rotate. love those windows!!

the 81full size truck has wasted at least as much money over the last 6 years as the little red devil. but I love the little devil so much more. I'm trying again.
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