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Old 18-06-2021, 21:32   #1
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Diesel Repair is so simple, why hire anyone

Here is the best DIY video for all diesel engine owners. No need to repower. Just learn to make your own gaskets

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Old 18-06-2021, 21:38   #2
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Without having watched the video, does it involve a cereal box?
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Old 18-06-2021, 22:10   #3
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So when your bore is worn and your burning oil a gasket will help mmmmm
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Old 19-06-2021, 10:20   #4
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Without having watched the video, does it involve a cereal box?
No cereal boxes, just a ton of very dirty hands. And the gasket material seems to be genuine Pakistani gasket sheet-material.
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I couldn't stand watching much.
And to think I wasted time keeping my pushrods numbered and refrain from beating on the con rod surface.
I saw one video of head resurfacing in Vietnam with a person standing on the head as his buddies slide it back and forth across a grinding surface of some sort.

Scariest part is that this is probably the same crew maintaining the airliners over there.
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Old 19-06-2021, 11:27   #6
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I admire these guys. They are getting the job done with the resources they have at their disposal...which aint much. They are obviouslly hard working and really know their way around an engine.

Break down somewhere remote and you will hope you stumble upon someone like this!
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Old 19-06-2021, 17:40   #7
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I admire these guys. They are getting the job done with the resources they have at their disposal...which aint much. They are obviouslly hard working and really know their way around an engine.

Break down somewhere remote and you will hope you stumble upon someone like this!
+1 I watched the whole thing. Pretty impressive.

...except I never saw a torque wrench anywhere..
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Old 19-06-2021, 19:36   #8
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Very much enjoyed watching the video.
Those guys really know what they are doing. This particular engine style powers most trucks smaller trucks out there.
You can see that the tear down is done by a few guys, cheap labor.
When put back together is was done by one guy in the brown cloths with another helper. Who also might be the apprentice.
I also noticed no Torque wrench anywhere in sight. If he done it enough time he can go by feel and get damn close to the proper spec's.
As someone who worked on cars I got lots of respect to them. Once an auto mechanic always an auto mechanic. Need to know what it takes to appreciate other peoples work.

I see nothing wrong with the gaskets they use. They also use the grey silicon on top of the gasket with is best there is for oil. Go to any auto shop in the US and ask them about the grey silicon and I'm sure they would have a few tubes. I still have a few of them from when I had an auto shop. A tube is one of the few supplies I took to the boat just in case.
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Old 19-06-2021, 21:25   #9
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Assuming they used new gaskets, bearings and rings, I don't see a thing wrong with this. Crude yes, but effective.
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Impressive... running smooth... and no parts missing or left over (?)
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The only use silicone should ever have on a boat is its high temperature variant to replace failed gaskets in a squeeze...
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The only use silicone should ever have on a boat is its high temperature variant to replace failed gaskets in a squeeze...


You’ll be disappointed if you buy a recent yanmar gasket set, the oil pan, crankcase spacer and timing cover gasket all come out of a tube of 3bond liquid gasket supplied in the set.
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You’ll be disappointed if you buy a recent yanmar gasket set, the oil pan, crankcase spacer and timing cover gasket all come out of a tube of 3bond liquid gasket supplied in the set.
I'm all for it.
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Assuming they used new gaskets, bearings and rings, I don't see a thing wrong with this. Crude yes, but effective.
That is what I was thinking too. The gaskets appeared well made even if one disagrees about which RTV or silicone or 'dope' was used during assembly.

I watched a couple more videos, one was a 'shop tour' with the artistic truck painting and one where they were rebuilding a turbocharger. For the turbocharger they were working on top of a rolling tool cabinet with a vice and new parts going into the rebuild. What was impressive is that the two main guys were working together and they acted as one person with 4 hands, with tools being placed and objects being moved or held without apparent verbal cues or gestures. There was a third who seemed to be the apprentice who was also holding things and offering an occasional smile to the camera.
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When put back together is was done by one guy in the brown cloths with another helper. Who also might be the apprentice.
I also noticed no Torque wrench anywhere in sight. .
Good mechanic, He does overhaul engine in the field, earth flor sun and rain. Our mechanic want 6 hours workday 5 day in week, salary for 24 hour work 7 days in week. lift limit 15 kg by union and law. Also cargo van with AC, don't want work on rain, sunny day only when the temperature is between 20-23°C UV index 5 to 6.
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