Re: Oil User
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I have a Series 60 Detroit with over a million miles. I don't believe it has had any engine work yet. I got the truck, a 93 Freightliner, in 2000 with 650,000 miles. It uses about a gallon of oil every 2500 miles. The truck runs so good, that I would rather put up with the oil use than to tear the engine down. I've never worked on a large diesel, but have a lifetime of experience rebuilding gasoline car engines. If I decide to pull the head off of my Detroit, can I ridge-ream and use a glaze-breaker to replace rings as with a gas-motor fix? If not, is removing and replacing the cylinder liners a difficult or problem prone task for the inexperienced?
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If you have over a million miles with no engine work, you should probably be looking at having an inframe done. You cannot hone & reuse the liners. They are ordered as a cylinder kit, which is a new piston, rings, liner & seals, and some even come with connecting rods. You can do this yourself with some special tools, but I would recommend taking it to a competant shop, since there you will also get a warranty with the inframe should anything go wrong.
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