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A few progress pics

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by tRustyK5, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here's a few pic's I got so far of the 6.2 swap.

    Back of the 85 J-code...notice the lack of a vacuum pump
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57606698wHSvGN

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57606785GHCtBf

    The bat cave...I mean the shop
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57606856BTDmfP

    Just about ready for the 6.2
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57606953NTdUkS

    Almost in:
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57607134lqCddp

    A-trons anti wrap bar installed
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/57606341/57607339cTIOcX

    Rene
     
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    Great pics, looks like alot of fun!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    So far so good. I pulled all the GP's out to make sure none were mushroomed, they were all good (looking) can I use a battery to test them out of the motor to make sure they work?

    The engine bay harness from the parts truck is getting swapped in Monday night...then the hydro boost is next! With any luck it'll be running by next weekend! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    You should be able to test them that way, or ohm them. What kind are they?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they are 9G's...whatever came stock unless someone upgraded. 12 volts to the tab and ground the body? It should get red hot pretty quick right?

    Rene
     
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    Yes, ive never tested them but that should work!
     
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    I got 16 to test...hopefully I find 8 working ones for the short term until i can afford the 60G's or the ones from Kennedy diesel.

    Thanks!

    Rene
     
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    I checked mine with an amp meter. IIRC they will draw 12-15A. Should initially spike 14-15amp and fall back 1-2 when heated up. My DVOM only has a 2A and 10A circuit. But it hasn't burnt out the 10A, yet. If it does that's a good excuse to get a Fluke meter.
     
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    Don't run 9's!! ARGH!! 9G glow plugs....the nightmare returns!!!
     
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    Nice girly pic's on the wall of the Bat Cave Rene! I'm so offended. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    LOL...good eyesight Corey! Every Bat cave needs good wallpaper.../forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    Yeah lets just hope that 87wankersm465np208 ain't checken out your shop. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    We'll just sic the dog on him...I'm sure the dog would love his little willy as a snack/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Rene
     
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    looking good rene /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif so how much longer till its done do you think?
     
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    They're never done Shannon /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Hopefully it should be up and running before Christmas though.

    Rene
     
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    Nice, clean looking engine! Did you clean and paint it before installing it, or did it come that way? Most 6.2L's seem to be cursed with oil all over everything.

    You can test the glow plugs that way, but I wouldn't recommend it. Just a second or two of voltage will make them red hot and dangerous to handle. Plus, they burn out real easy that way. They may get hot on the bench, and then when you go to put them back in, they won't work.

    The 60G plugs are only $8.99 at my local auto store. I would just install a new set now, or ask Santa to bring you some! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Casey
     
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    The motor was pretty clean and dry when I originally looked at it, which made me think it must have been somewhat looked after. We did clean it up a bit more though. The 6.2 in the donor truck looks like it was dipped in tar by comparison.

    I really don't have any extra money for new glow plugs...I'm not being cheap. I have 16 gp's to test to find 8 that work for the short term. As soon as I'm back among the employed I will be buying some 60G's to replace them. So what is the best way to select which 8 to run with?

    Rene
     
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    They're never done Shannon

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    well i know that lol but you know what i ment /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif good to see you getting close /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I would use a test light. The glow plugs are almost a complete path to ground when installed on the engine. That's why they get so hot.

    Here's what I would do: take a 12 volt source, clip the ground wire of the source to the threaded portion of the glow plug, and then clip the 12 volt + wire to the alligator clip end of the test light. Then touch the probe of the test light to the terminal on the glow plug. If the GP is good, it will light up the test light. If it is burned out, no light.

    That is how I normally test for bad glow plugs when they're installed in the engine. I clip the alligator end of the test light to the + side of the battery, and then touch the probe end of the test light onto the terminal of the glow plug to see if it lights up. By clipping the test light to the positive side, any place that you touch the probe to that is grounded will light up the test light. Touching a good glow plug terminal should light up the test light.

    You can also use an ohm meter to check for resistance, but I prefer the test light method. You should have 1-5 ohms resistance. I seem to have better luck identifying bad plugs with the test light than with an ohm meter. Either way allows you to check for bad/good plugs without actually applying voltage to them.

    Casey
     

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