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Old 09-09-2011, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2006 cummins engine problems....

Just picked up a 06 cummins with 50k on it not running.Been broken since November of 2008. Got it home put new battery's in and she fired up for about 5 seconds then locked. Well I checked oil and it was way over full so I figured it hydro locked. Drained oil let it sit and turns over just fine. Figuring a bad injector, injectors???? Got them all out just ordered 6 remans from dieselautopower. Tried looking down cylinders with a borescope. Can see top of each piston and they all looked clean, no pieces of piston on injectors and oil I drained was thin but no piston pieces. Think I'll be able to get Er going with just the injectors?? I guess the guy I got it from said there was diesel fuel pouring out valve cover vent and it was running fine, then he heard the turbo spool down and it lost power and he shut it down and it hasn't been touched since then. What do u guys think?
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would do a compression and leak down test just to make sure.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Been trying to locate a compression tester for it with no luck. Hate to buy one to just use it once. I'm definitely not calling the dealership the truck was at to ask them for one. It sat there for 2 1/2 years untouched. Wouldn't warranty it because it had a banks six gun chip in it. I'm not complaining though . Got the truck for $5k. Really amazed me when it started right up after all that time. Really hoping it's just injectors.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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time to pull the head off and see if you bought an engine or a piece of scrap iron headed to China
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Yea,I really should just pull the head.I'm going to hope for the best and throw the new injectors in and see what happens. If that doesn't work it's going to be a lawn ornament for a while. I'll try and take a compression test and a closer look with the borescope.
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Mightyvac MV5535 compression tester kit should work and just under $200, but if you have the time a headgasket is less, so I guess it depends on what your time is worth to know the condition. I prefer a compression test to other tests because it will show you exactly which cylinder and you can determine (with some acccuracy), if it's rings, headgasket or valves with a little testing. I was going to buy this kit but knew that the head had to come off, so I just saved the money for parts. I'll buy one if I'm evr not sure about needing to pul the head.
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Thanks guys I'm trying to get my hands on a compression tester from a local shop. Injectors are supposed to be here next week.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For 5k if the rest of the truck is nice if it takes a complete rebuild it sounds like it's still a good deal! Which truck? reg. cab, mega, 4x4?
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Just to confirm, it was full of DIESEL/OIL, not antifreeze or water, correct?
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Yes. All the other fluids are full. Antifreeze is full. Only thing overfilled was engine oil it was diluted with diesel fuel. I poured some oil down each cylinder after I got injectors put about 2 weeks ago and it's all still on top of piston. It's a 4 door 6 foot box No rust what so ever it was only 2 years old when it broke. Has 20" rims 33" tires stainless steel mbrp dual cat back exhaust and cold air intake with banks six gun With the palm pilot PDA. And it came with a new in the box 6" lift kit from superlift tha I am trying to sell. Was around a $1400 lift.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And yea it's a 4x4
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how much would you let the lift go for?
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