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03-16-2018 05:59 PM
oldrebuiltdodge Maybe charging up the ONE battery, or replacing the burned out starter? Take your pick
03-16-2018 05:13 PM
madpogue Oh man, just catching up to this. Notable jump-cut at aprx. 3:05, garage door conspicuously goes from down to up. Golly, wonder why.....
03-11-2018 02:51 PM
oldrebuiltdodge
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Originally Posted by LMJD View Post
Yep, and interestingly enough he's still dishing out advice like crazy even after admitting he installed a front crankshaft seal and rear main seal backwards.
And sadly people are soaking it uplike it is gospel
03-11-2018 10:56 AM
LMJD Yep, and interestingly enough he's still dishing out advice like crazy even after admitting he installed a front crankshaft seal and rear main seal backwards.
03-10-2018 07:44 PM
narmalee
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Originally Posted by LMJD View Post
Here's one of many from the old pro, lots of ether and an overworked starter and you're good to go--ask and you shall receive:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDPln0HtiZw

oh this is priceless...

"oh good sign, we are getting smoke out the exhaust now... also smoke off the battery terminal..."
03-10-2018 02:19 PM
oldrebuiltdodge Some people should not be in the gene pool!!!
03-08-2018 11:40 AM
Steve83 I've seen a guy start & run a gasser hanging from a chain on a cherry picker. It danced even more than that 6.9 on the pallet.
03-08-2018 09:23 AM
stumpman
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Originally Posted by chuckster57 View Post
Thatís funny stuff. Iím surprised the amount of ether he sprayed didnít make him pass out.
it probably did they had 4 takes
03-08-2018 08:54 AM
chuckster57 Thatís funny stuff. Iím surprised the amount of ether he sprayed didnít make him pass out.
03-08-2018 08:34 AM
LMJD Here's one of many from the old pro, lots of ether and an overworked starter and you're good to go--ask and you shall receive:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDPln0HtiZw
03-08-2018 08:03 AM
Randy 4614
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Originally Posted by chuckster57 View Post
Only if the pictures are posted to prove it
No picture it never happened.
03-07-2018 11:05 PM
chuckster57
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Originally Posted by klhansen View Post
But, Wait!! Everything you see on the internet is true, isn't it?
Only if the pictures are posted to prove it
03-07-2018 10:40 PM
klhansen But, Wait!! Everything you see on the internet is true, isn't it?
03-07-2018 10:59 AM
LMJD
How NOT to start an engine on a stand

Years ago a Detroit Diesel engine rep came to our shop for a yearly engine info update. He brought up the fact that in his travels he sees diesel mechanics now and then starting an engine momentarily after a re-assembly or whatever with absolutely no coolant. He stressed even for a few seconds very high combustion heat is created with absolutely no way for it to dissipate whatsoever. After thinking about it later, makes perfect sense. First, due to the trapped heat with nowhere to go, most all piston ring tension is probably quickly shot. Can't do exhaust valves much good either. And sure enough, there was a guy, among others, on U-tube who ran an engine on a stand for a good 2 minutes, zero coolant, then a few weeks later he was asking why all the blue/white exhaust smoke and oil consumption (bad rings, duh) . There's an "expert" on FTE with a video right now proudly firing one up with no coolant, (same guy just grenaded one of his rebuilds after 60 miles but that's another story). Point is, just because you see some Clown do something on U-tube to his IDI diesel doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.

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