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Old 03-04-2010, 11:29 AM
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ok well i have a question since you are a machinist , if the head was headed up and then welded after heating it up 300 degrees would that still not work or would it work
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:26 PM
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that depends if the welder knows how its done properly... but to have it done right.. it would have to be sent to a diesl head repair factory.. like 3 in the US that I am aware of that do weld cast iron heads.... will cost about $150 per inch, per crack, plus shipping and about 3 months to get it back....

would you like the address?? I have had to send some vintage heads off to be fixed.

the head gets welded in a oven....

get another head and forget about tryin to fix yours..... it is not cost feasiable.

also ... if you did get the head welded($???), it would need to be surfaced ($50), and valve job($95), and new cam bearings installed ($20 for the bearings and $30 to install them)
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:29 AM
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well im gonna hope to take the head off today , gonna start with takin off the exaust man , and then hopefully i can somehow lug it out on my own without completely hurting myself , and if all goes well , like i hope i will take a pic of it and then post it on here to show you , i know you said its probably junk but i just want to be sure
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:57 AM
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yeah i agree with bogussvo, dont try to fix it, just get another one, you can take your chances with getting one from the junk yard but youre still going to have a pretty good machine shop bill
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:45 PM
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well i got 1 more option which is a old friend of mine might be able to do it , i hope , he usta work in a machine shop and owned his own auto shop , so im hoping , because i was looking online even refurbished ones or something and there around $300 , i do have a questions regarding taking out the head again , i got the passenger side exaust manifold off and have a question on how to get to the one on the drivers side i have off the 4 bolts that are attached to the head from the pic you see but is theres others im missing or is there a better way to get to the bolts for the exaust, heres a pic




Also i know you said the timing belt has to come off , is there anything else i need to worry about , and were is the erg valve that i was told to take off
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:37 PM
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i just needed to know is there any other screws holding that plate that the fuel rale and stuff is on , or is there a better way to get to the drivers side exaust manifold , like i said i got the passenger side off and tomarrow im gonna take the timing belt off , just needed to know what to do to get to the one on the drivers side
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:13 PM
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well first off there is no drivers side exhaust manifold, thats your intake manifold, and im not sure how it is exactly on your year but you should be able to leave the fuel rail on the intake when you take it out after you disconnect the fuel line feeding the rail
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:21 PM
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oh i just assumed there was one on the drivers side as well , well any idea were the fuel line feeding rale would be , im assuming its near the fuel rale , so if i got this correct i just have to uninstall the exaust manifold on the passenger side , take off the feeding rale connection and then just take off the timing belt , is that it ?
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:35 PM
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it will be on the rear of the rail, it will be at the end closest to the firewall. yeah that should be about it, there might be a couple of hoses or wires that might be in the way but im not sure and there wont be much if any
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:50 PM
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ok well tomarrow im gonna take the timing belt off and hopefully get the head out fairly easily and if all goes well , i can take a pic of the crack and or bring it to someone to check it , i do have a question if i dont see the feeding rale , wouldnt just taking the fuel rale off be enough to make sure not connected

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Old 03-09-2010, 12:25 AM
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well yeah you can just take the rail off the manifold and set it over if the wires going to the injectors are long enough, i forgot to mention the plugs on the injectors, if you do have to unplug the injectors mark the connections for what cylinder they came off of, just put some masking tape on the connection and get a sharpie and write 1 2 3 or 4 on each one.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:34 AM
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oh and i was just looking at that last picture you put up, when you were asking about a vacuum line going to the fuel rail, yours is supposed to have one on it, mine has a manual purge valve on it and yours looks like it is a vacuum operated one, on the front side of your fuel rail where that small canister looking thing is, the tube coming off the top of it is supposed to have a vacuum line going to it, not sure where the other end of the vacuum line goes but might be where you were asking about earlier
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:47 AM
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Ok new update , today i got the fuel rale disconnected and i have the timing belt off , and of course from the other day the exaust manifold from the passenger side , i want to make sure , is there anything im missing like is there a bolt from were the timing pully goes to the camshat or something , the reason im asking is i went to try to take it out and it wont budge even shaking the truck it still seemed stuck , is it something i missed or is it just that im to weak to get it out
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:21 AM
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there is dowel alignment pins, they mount in the block, go thu the HG and into the head,, it will take som wiggle and upward force to get th head loose.

make sure the back time cover is loose from the head...
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:24 AM
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ok i think i know what you mean as far as the pins , i believe i remember seeing them when the head was takin off by the other guy , what do you mean by the back timing cover , i thought there was just the one in the front of the engine that i had taking the belt off
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