I don't really care about the surface of the head; with the coolant loss we've had under high engine load, there have been a number of overheating events, so I"m assuming warpage and not trusting any machine shops around here, just ordered up a new head (AMC).The turbo I was going to unbolt but leave attached to the downpipe and flop it back against the firewall. I think I read one can do that. Once the heads out, I'll pull the turbo and clean the actuator. That's the plan anyways.
Good luck with your work! Interested in hearing what you find, and also how good the mating surface is on the head when you clean it up.
I can’t speak for new heads as I’ve only installed used ones or ones I’ve repaired ( changing out valves ) .Thanks. Might as well get the right stuff - no sense spending over $1000 on a head and then cheaping out on $10 worth of grease.
With a new head install, I don't know what it looks like coming out of the box; do you put assembly lube on everything that moves? Like, take the camshaft out and put some on the bearing caps and seats, all the lobes, etc.?
Well now its definitely 3+ months out. broke my left wrist badly - surgery tomorrow.So laziness won out. I’ll still be doing it but in 2-3 months. By then Franko6 will be available in case I take it off and see that indeed the head needs to be decked. I’m not having any luck finding a good machine shop near me. They’ve all gone out of business or have never worked on a diesel head.
thanks - it was another horse riding incident. Jump lesson and was doing great until the horse got too happy after one jump and started bucking. totally thought i was staying on but he must have darted. got up and felt fine but then looked at my left wrist and it was obviously broken.Oh damn , hope things go well for you tomorrow, too bad you went closer I’d help you out.