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Ternkiem last won the day on August 30 2019

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    Oak Harbor, WA
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    Fishing, Camping , Gold Prospecting, Metal Detecting,  Woodworking, My wife (not necessarily in any order)

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  1. The injector was not tight. Probably needed a whole 1/4 turn. Tightened it down been running it since my last post now...no issues! Yippie!!
  2. yup...that’s what replacing a head gasket cost me... I won’t do that again. At that point I’ll sell the truck.
  3. CRACKED HEAD!! You’re scaring the hell out of me right now!! I only have ~15k on this since the head gasket and a bunch of related stuff was don’t to it!! I don5 want another truck...I love this one but it’s dollaring me to death! Over the last 3-4 years I’ve put nearly double into repairs than I could ever get out of a sale. Wife is passed because I have to keep pouring another $1000 or more into repairs every year now. At this point a cracked head would pretty much seal her fate with me. Obviously I truly hope this is not the case!!
  4. I hope this works... https://youtu.be/s5IzNPspXF8 https://youtu.be/iQmYBDBJiAU
  5. Thanks Mark, appreciate the help. I’ll try to get another video posted soon to verify.
  6. mark...it looks as though it is leaking at the big nut and the head itself. Like it’s owing back out the threads. Not a bad leak but it still... I’m gonna leave her parked for a few days until it warms up a bit before I take another look at it. I’ll get a better video of it then. Wood...I NEVER work on a running vehicle unless it’s an absolute must, and never when I’m alone (just in case something happens).
  7. Well...it took me 2 full days to get my old block heater out to get a new one installed. I ended up having to make a LONG wedge-tipped pinch to hammer the old one out. Anyway...I got the job done. As I’m cleaning up afterwards I noticed what I thought was a coolant leak near the rear of the cylinder head. Wiped it down and it smelled like diesel. Sure enough I got a tiny little leak back there from the injector? I can see it bubbling and (if this 5 sec. video will post) so will you. But...do I just need to wrench on the injector a tad? I looks like there’s another line going to
  8. it’s not the time spent at idle. It’s the higher idle rpms translating to higher rpms at speed thus lower mpg. yes and I’ve spent hundreds of $$ Ever since trying to figure out the cause so I can get my mileage back up. i would happily go back to bone stock if it gets my mpg back where it belongs. I didn’t ask for performance parts when the mech did my rebuild...he just said he did what ge does to all of the first gen CTD’s he gets in. He’s not been around for a few years now so... my local tranny shop who I don’t really trust with any vehicle says my torq
  9. The converter and transmission have less than 50k on them (although that really doesn’t mean much). Both were built by TRC in Kent. In fact, I tried 3 different converters from them to get this one. The 1st one had to have been built for a rock crawler my mpg was in the 11-12 range, the 2nd one was a bit better getting me about 14-16. Then, with this 3rd one they told me they simply could not build one with a lower stall and it was all they could do for me. They told me I should be over 20. Well...I took a look at my records and if I average out all of the tanks (yes...I keep a
  10. Thank you...sir. We had the truck in gear (D) when he checked it and it was relatively steady around 1050-1100. But the AC was not on...the heater was on high though.
  11. The truck is not hard to start at all so my thought is the timing is set to original specs. I did take it to a mechanic that’s worked on my truck in years past (he has one of the same year) and he put a meter on it and yeah the rpms are set at about 1050 at idle so it is a bit high. But he said it’s not worth my time and money for him to adjust it down to where it belongs (?) and no...he wouldn’t explain how I could do it either. He also told me my timing was dead on so...🤷🏻‍♂️ I filled it up 2 days ago and checked the mileage 16.8 and all but 40 miles were in town. That used to be
  12. I’m not worried about an extra $5-7 a month...but I have replaced it 4 times since I bought it new in October ‘93. “Look into getting your timing adjusted, should gain your mileage back. Higher idle setting is common when things like a fuel pin and performance parts have been added.“ And it sounds like I cannot adjust the idle myself...
  13. Ok guys...I’ve done a search and not found the answers to my questions which are... #1. Does it hurt to leave the truck plugged in 24/7? ive been plugging it in only at about midnight and then only if I anticipate using it the next morning. But occasionally I forget (like yesterday and today) and leave it plugged in all day too. I know she’s a bit “cold hearted” so I really do try to always plug her in if the temps will fall below 40°. #2. When I had the engine work done a few years back the mechanic installed what he calls a performance fuel pump and injecto
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