That engine did sip the oil . . .quite well, to be frank, 75 miles per quart
at highway speeds, yet at less than 50 mph it didn't use but a quart every
300 miles. The engine was severely overheated shortly after I bought it
because the previous owner didn't mention the holes in the radiator so when
I drove it 7 miles to a friend's house after paying cash, it got so hot it
quit running. After it cooled, I replaced the head, changed the oil and
drove it from 1976 to 1998.
I figured the oil rings lost all tension from the overheating and it pumped
oil up past the good second ring and the broken top rings. The young person
I bought it from said he had "rebuilt" the engine. I don't think he cut the
ridge out of the bores when he did.
"Nosey" < email@example.com> wrote in message
i did gather a bunch of articles on how to super-six these
i just want a reliable daily driver in this truck (or its friend the
other 86) cheap on gas and available to cart things around a few times a
what I found more interesting was a step-by-step how to change over to
electronic fuel injection with them, using a combination of chev parts
and a few new parts
that is very comforting to know I don't have a partially meted "piece of
crap" under there <grn>
this is great to know! i had no idea about this diagnostic -- cool! i
had been really really hoping it was the valve!
i still need to get it running first
however, knowing this -- which is easy enough to do on the lot where it
is stuck, it may change my priorities with my planned motor switch with
no luck yet, but it is a beautiful day and i'm off to get my chilton
Tres Bien! Et vous? ( and I just ran out of my knowledge of French. VBG)
BTDT for my brother on his 80 D-100 with 4 speed OD trans ( 833). Used a
factory two barrel intake ( iron reccommended as the welded aluminums tend
to leak) and a carb from a 318. He said it felt like he gained about 20 Hp.
Ya can't beat the /6 for that.
Sounds good. What engine are the parts from? 4.3 V-6??
To get to #5, it would have to drop into the pan, get sucked up by the pump,
squeeze through the filter, then either slip past a valve guide (intake) or
be thrown off the crank and slip past the rings.
Hey, it's what this "vintage Flatulencer" hangs around this place for, to
remember the old stuff. <VBG>
Ok, insert key . . . ;)
In what way?
Yep, but it ran from 76 to about 98 like that. One tough engine!
You're welcome. Gad to help when I can.
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It`s hard to tell because they are all taped up, however the tape is not
factory so I am going to tear that part up tomorrow and check that
it seems to be something electrical
I am writing a new thread about the problem and things I have changed
i have a chilton book that was on order that arrived also -- have money
to get it tomorrow
hey guys, i really appreciate your help -- i have enough to check on
now, that i have renewed hope i will get this thing running without
paying a fortune at a garage
i was beginning to despair because i just paid for a freezer (that i
badly will need for rabbits) and a washing machine to replace the leaker
for $70 cdn but need a truck to pick them up. however, i just realised
that if i am still working on the dodge, i can take my old rusted 77 gmc
van out illegally once more (chuckle) but ought to put some mirrors on
it first ;-)
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