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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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to pull or not to pull?

Deciding on whether i should pull my motor, currently the turbo pedistol is leaking and just noticed that the oil cooler is starting to seep oil. I have to Drain the coolant to fix that.

I have studs and springs sitting on the bench waiting to go in the truck and was thinking What if i pull the motor and do everything at once. How hard are these things to pull? Motor has 232K on it right now. What else should i do while its out?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 01:35 AM
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Re: to pull or not to pull?

I hear it is better and faster to just pull the cab off the truck. well if you have a lift. I am going to do new studs/springs and I was told to just pull the cab off and the motor is right there to work on.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 04:09 AM
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Re: to pull or not to pull?

I see no reason to pull the motor. Yes, the studs, and springs would be much easier to replace, but in my eyes not worth the work to remove the engine for it. The turbo pedistal leaking is probably the ebv or the o-rings. It's not hard to replace. Should only take you a couple hours. The oil cooler may not need replaced, they tend to leak and you can just buy a gasket kit to fix that.

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Re: to pull or not to pull?

Few hours to pull the motor tops. Don't pull the cab. That's a 6L thing. You can do studs and springs with motor in though.

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Re: to pull or not to pull?

joe probably had his motor pulled in the time it took to get to this
turbo by the second post..........

If you want to clean, degrease , paint, or anything like that i would say pull it.
i would love to do that on my truck ..but also may get into wires..anytime i touch a connector on my truck it seems brittle and breaks half the time.

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