this isn't your grandma's diesel either. i have two generations of machinists
Originally Posted by kwired
in my family tree before me, and i could read micrometers before i figured out
how to do fractions. dad got me an old 6" swing lathe for my eighth birthday.
my first engine swap was when i was 12, and the 18 year old two doors down
let me help put a 327 FI chevy in his XKE jag. i got to clean and assemble
the hillborn mechanical injector under his supervision... ran good...
i would not rebuild a 6.0 ford diesel cold. there are too many subtle "unimportant"
things that can totally screw up the rebuild, that you have no way of knowing about
until it's too late... all engines have quirks, but this engine can elevate minor oopsies
to catastrophic proportions. the minutae is daunting.
this is an engine if you have it gone thru, you want it done by a good mechanic who has
done several truckloads of this engine type... that's my read on it.
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