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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Well to make a really long story somewhat short ha. Some may remember my arrival blue ext cab build, ended up selling it and went thru about 4 trucks before getting back into a dmax.
I picked up this 2005 crew cab for dirt cheap because of a knock and white smoke issue and it sat for over a year neglected. It also needs some body work where a trailer got jackknifed. I figured it was a injector issue. The trans had been built already and had 30 overs installed at the time head gaskets and studs where done. all less than 10k miles on them when the issue started. I picked it up and drained the oil and checked for fuel or metal shavings and it looked fine, coolant looked fine as well.

Decide to snatch the motor and send injectors out to have them serviced and 60 over nozzles installed. cp3 is a T&C mild unit. also fabbing up a s366 single setup and powercoating engine parts....ive got alot done so there will be tons of pics off the bat! So in these first few post will be what ive currently done.
-pulled engine
-sent injectors off
-cleaned interior
-sanded painted firewall foward of frame
-installed drop shackles
-cleaned harness
-painted hundreds of bolts brackets and accesories
-paint stripped shit green rattle can paint job
-powdercoated engine parts
-started body work
and some other stuff im forgetting but should be self explanatory and i can answer any questions as well
so heres the goodies so far!...
















 

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
and here is some engine tear down pics and clean up





here is some interior before and after cleaning...it needs a final scrub and some seat covers






 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
now back to the engine.....

pieces going to powdercoat











 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
sneak peak of the powder coating!

new pillar pod to replace the warped and screwed up one in the truck

traded the bulky steel bumper for a stock one

new tires and motor mounts



new pillar in, not decided if want to paint tan or sand smooth and color match to truck

gona run this stack setup

frame cleaned sanded and painted





new lml driver side manifold

oil drain and feed lines for turbo

cleaned and re taped engine harness

another sneak peak of all the powder coating

welded waterpump

trac bars

setting valve lash and tourqing everything down



PPE pedastal and Borg Warner S366

 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
starting body work on shaved tailgate






and the final teaser!


Injectors should be here this week from MG Diesel and the rest of the engine will be assembled and dropped back in the truck. Also have a ppe lift pump installed and a dual filter setup on the way that ill be mounting along the frame rail and deleting the stock filter head. Im 3 weeks into the build since picking the truck up and over 100 hours. I was at a stand still for about a week for powdercoat and other parts so it should go rather quick from here on out.
 

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so what was the knock issue? Seems odd to have a knock and not tear down the motor after all this work... hopefully it was nothing internal
 

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fuel knock from stuck injector
 

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Wow you got alot going on there.....looking good bud!

How did the paint on the calipers work out? Did you use high temp paint? I see you painted the rotors too, how well did the overspray on the braking surface wear off?
 

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it is high temp vht paint... i havnt drove it yet just took a scotch bright an knocked the over spray off the rotors
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
Fresh powdercoated fuel rails with drilled fittings and race valve installed

sweet dual filter and water seperator setup

handle relocate come in

as well as roll pan

started to fit the filler piece

after hours of trimming and grinding and also putting a slight radius in it fit good

tacked in slowly not to warp the gate



thats all for now. my injectors should be in tommorow and will have a large update, hope to have the motor in and goin by end of the weekend if weather permits.
 

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Sooooo anyone want to see color pics of the motor??? not much activity in here lol
 

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teaser for now
 

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In for results
 

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Sub looking good
 

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soo i know its been a long time since i updated this. i just been super busy so im gona upload some pics, i know most are out of order but just a run down on whats been going on....
finished putting motor back together and put back in the truck
got the new wheels and tires on
built full 4'' intake, still need a bigger filter
cleaned up engine bay but still need to finish getting things powdercoated
installed slotted rotors and hawk pads
replaced stock rear shocks with belltechs
swapped front seats to some in better shape
been daily driving it, waiting on my retunes from ATP

im sure i missed something but heres the pics, any questions just ask. im going to be more active now that ive got settled in the new house and job.












 
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