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Old October 10th, 2015, 11:28 AM
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We finished the trail Thursday on 3 cylinders. The 2.25 was making significant chugging noises as the exhaust back pressure was coming out be oil bath air filter and spraying the windshield. It was dark coming into camp so we had to have our heads out the door like Ace Ventura in order to see anything. As we turned left into camp we heard the lifter give up as metallic noise suddenly joined the symphony of other failing components on the truck. It was pretty funny to see all of the headlamps in camp turn our way as everyone tried to see what jalopy with candles for headlights was making that kind of noise.

Friday we stayed back in camp to tear apart the truck. As John mentioned we found several octagonal rollers and a broken tappet. Parts were over nighted from Ike (thanks again!) and should be here today. The other noises were a loose input flange on the front pinion (fixed) and a left front wheel bearing (fixed). Unfortunately I had to leave for Omaha today and Brandon is back in camp. The parts should be at the Super 8 in Cottonwood today along with a swivel ball for Rovertech's 130 and a turbo for a couple's 90.

Does anyone know why or how the rollers could have gotten so out of shape? Brandon has a lot of miles left and we would like to prevent this issue from happening again.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 11:35 AM
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Does anyone know why or how the rollers could have gotten so out of shape? Brandon has a lot of miles left and we would like to prevent this issue from happening again.
Driving style?
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Old October 10th, 2015, 11:35 AM
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How good is your oil pressure?
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Old October 10th, 2015, 11:46 AM
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UPS lost the parts, driver did not put the box on the truck. So comes next business day so Monday now I have to get the taken apart truck out of the rally. Into town to get the truck put together Monday to pick up John Heisler at 2
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Old October 10th, 2015, 11:48 AM
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Oil pressure seems good
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Old October 10th, 2015, 12:41 PM
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Rambling thoughts (I just rebuilt the top end on my 2.25 this summer..)


Oil flow to the head? oil flow through the rocker assembly? Oil flow through the rockers and down the pushrods. all gotta be there. Clean out the thin oil feed tube at the back of the engine and blow out the oil passage at the back of the head. Make sure the rocker shaft posts' oil passages are matching up with the holes in the head.

New HD valve springs? Too much pressure for the feeble oiling system? rockers in the correct order? they loo similar byut theres 3 or 4 different ones and they need to be in the right place.. Missing a rocker shaft spacer or two allowing the pushrods to move around or push at angle on the bronze lifters?

Camshaft scored up? Play between rollers and bronze lifters? play between bronze lifters and tubes? Tubes secured with screws? Screws staying in place (Wired)?

Theres not much down there that can go wrong if the parts all fit and are getting lubricated properly. After seeing those rollers I'm thinking your cam is probably shot.. Said cam will probably eat the new lifters too.


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Old October 10th, 2015, 01:22 PM
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He says the cam looks good. It is a new ACR cam, so...

I'm just hoping they are crap aftermarket tappet assemblies. AFAIK, oiling is simply the oil that drains back from the rockers. The rockers, as above, get oil through the head at one end of the rocker shaft and then out the rockers. This drains back down the push rod galleries and lubes the tappets.

Any markings on the tappets? They were installed with the "front" marking to the front? As above, check rocker is assembled properly. It is shown pretty clearly in the manual.
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Brandon, when are you in moab?
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Old October 10th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Any updates on how the tindering is going?
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Old October 10th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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Driving style?
I mean honestly this is what keeps rolling around in my head as well. Anyhow that's driven with Brandon realizes it may not exactly be the motors fault .
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Old October 10th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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I mean honestly this is what keeps rolling around in my head as well. Anyhow that's driven with Brandon realizes it may not exactly be the motors fault .
Just like when I was riding with Dan in his Series I doing 70 (gps verified) on the NJ turnpike passing people. I don't think these engines are quite meant for that kind of speed.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 07:24 PM
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Looking to be in Moab mid week next week, cam is good the motor was oiling fine rocker seems fine and the oil gallery's line up.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Old October 10th, 2015, 10:42 PM
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Looking to be in Moab mid week next week, cam is good the motor was oiling fine rocker seems fine and the oil gallery's line up.
Darn...gonna miss you by a few days. Good to hear about the fix to the engine!
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Old October 12th, 2015, 11:36 PM
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Great to meet you

Looked for your truck when we pulled outta the campground this morning but you were gone. I'll take that as a good omen. Stay up on those CPR skills. 140 registrants and you get props for being 1 oft he 2 Series trucks there. The rest of us are just a bunch of wankers. Give a shout when you get to Albuquerque.


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Old October 13th, 2015, 12:15 AM
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Sounds like more issues, broken electric fan after leaving cottonwood. I heard those never fail though!
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Old October 13th, 2015, 06:44 AM
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Lifter problem seamed to have been a previous issue if the cam was change with out new lifters improperly adjusted valve train exssesive valve float would contribute to that kind of wear at any rate we flat towed her to the nearest autoparts store...took our time cleaned everything installed new parts ..adjusted valve train ..she ticked over wisper quiet. .adjust the carb..out on the interstate she ran like a top ..had the electric fan quit do to the silty red dust that is everywhere. .install mechanical fan ..and pushed on to 7000ft incline with not a hiccup. ......the adventure continues
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Old October 13th, 2015, 01:34 PM
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Sounds like more issues, broken electric fan after leaving cottonwood. I heard those never fail though!
Good thing he had a nice new mechanical fan in a box.

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Old October 13th, 2015, 02:25 PM
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Any updates on how the tindering is going?
I would also like to know how strong the tinder game is out there.
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