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Old 03-02-2009, 06:53 PM
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sorry,, I read the K3500 part. Bet it would be about the same though.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:02 PM
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I was thinking out loud and figured I would ask if anyone had tried this If I had time I would give it a go just because I like challenges however the engine will be out int he morning and apart and coming and off to the machine shop sometime Tuesday or Wednesday am. I have came across a full rebuild kit with all name brand parts so I'm going that route.

thanks for being a sounding board
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:34 AM
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I think you are on the right path with the rebuild.

Get some digital pictures of the bad hole/piston crown and post them, please! We all love to see (other peoples) carnage!!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:55 PM
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I think when I pulled the head your not to see the piston ring looks like a blow torch to the block, will finish pulling apart in the morning
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2003 CHEVY 4500 DURAMAX/ALLISON 14'
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1998 K3500 SRW CREW CAB TRANSPLANTED 6.5TD ELECTROINC INTO, HEATH COMPUTER, 40+HP INJECTORS, 4" EXHAUST, VACUUM ELEMTINATOR ON TURBO,UPGRADED COOLING WITH ALL GM PARTS,NO VACUUM PUMP, SST OIL COOLER LINES MADE LOCALY FRACTION OF THE COST, 3" TOURBO/BOOST GAUSGE ALL IN ONE, ADDED GEAR DRIVE GREAT HELP WITH STARTING TIME DOESN'T JUMP AROUND ANY MORE, INTERCOOLER 3" INLET AND OUTLET COOLER 12x24x4, ALSO ADDED MANDEL BENT CROSS OVER, HAD TRUCK REPAINTED AND OPUT ON ALUM FLAT BED
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:53 AM
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Cool photos of damage

check out the photo album posted photos of damage along with the surprise I found a bent rod the red you see in the picture is a glare off the inside of the truck bed it was laying in

its off to the machine shop will know how I'm fixing it Friday

I will say one thing about this engine it doesn't lack iron i think the block weight as much as a 6.5 short block put together crank is heavy duty was a little surprised that the main bearings are only 13/16" wide and the main caps are almost 1 1/16" wide
everything else in the engine show no sign of wear at all.





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SERVICE CRANE BODY 16,500 LBS 14.5 MPG
1998 K3500 SRW CREW CAB TRANSPLANTED 6.5TD ELECTROINC INTO, HEATH COMPUTER, 40+HP INJECTORS, 4" EXHAUST, VACUUM ELEMTINATOR ON TURBO,UPGRADED COOLING WITH ALL GM PARTS,NO VACUUM PUMP, SST OIL COOLER LINES MADE LOCALY FRACTION OF THE COST, 3" TOURBO/BOOST GAUSGE ALL IN ONE, ADDED GEAR DRIVE GREAT HELP WITH STARTING TIME DOESN'T JUMP AROUND ANY MORE, INTERCOOLER 3" INLET AND OUTLET COOLER 12x24x4, ALSO ADDED MANDEL BENT CROSS OVER, HAD TRUCK REPAINTED AND OPUT ON ALUM FLAT BED

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Old 03-05-2009, 07:13 AM
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We just replaced a 2005 LLY in a C-4500 the other day. The posted shipping weight on the crate was 705 Lbs. The engine comes in a big enclosed plastic crate. The weight does not include exhaust manifolds, injection pump, turbocharger, EGR cooler and valve, flywheel. Those are the major parts anyway. So Iguess the engine fully dressed weighs between 800 - 850 Lbs?
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:44 AM
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Thanks for posting this - I feel very very fortunate that these are not pictures of my engine, near Spokane two summers ago.

Everyone driving an DMax that is 'smoking a little', but still being driven should take notice! I have been very guilty but have been lucky not to have one open up like yours did.
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Bent the connecting rod too!?!?!?!?!?
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Bent the connecting rod too!?!?!?!?!?
Well ya - trying to push that slug up and down the hole - with a nearly molten crown! (Whaddya think the EGTs were on that cylinder??? )

= MORE CARNAGE!
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:04 PM
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Bent the connecting rod too!?!?!?!?!?
Maybe it hydrolocked?
Last time I saw one with a bent con rod it dropped a valve.
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