Next step is removing the 11 bell housing bolts and starter.
Here is a picture of the access panel to remove the 6 torque converter bolts. It is located on the driver side of the engine right above the frame. You are going to need about 3 feet worth of extensions to reach the torque converter bolts from the front of the truck.
View of the torque converter access panel from the driver side motor mount.
I would say it is easy to forget about the pyrometer so while you are pulling the access plate of it is a good idea to remove it.
It is finally ready to come out. Just remember fuel lines, harnesses, egt
probe, 6 torque converter bolts, 11 bell housing bolts, and she should be free trans dipstick. Removal of motor mounts is necessary, the up pipes will give clearance issues but the motor can be pulled with them in place along with the down pipe staying in place. Also I took a ratchet strap to take the strain off the transmission cross member. The strap allows me to roll the truck around the barn as needed.
Finally out, you can see the ratchet strap in place.
It was like installing a leveling kit when this thing came out. My poor leaf springs..
Damn this thing is dirty.
Hung the engine from the tractor and pressure washed and used degreaser to get all the mud and grease off and man it looks like new.
Pulled the valve covers, injectors, and glow plugs so far so good.
Keeping everything labeled is key.
Tailgate being put to work
Brandon beat me to the motor and pulled the intake, push rods all that stuff. pulled the heads and reached a stopping point.. decisions decisions..
Probably a broken injector tip from previous owner. Good news is that the cylinder wall is unscathed by some miracle..