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can anyone tell me where to get a barring tool? i found OTC 7471A for $45 plus $12 s/h. any deals out there?
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That sounds about right price wise ! Have you looked at your local cummins dealer or tried napa. It is a very specialized tool and because of that you are going to pay high dollars for it. :T: :T: :T: :T: :$::$::$::$::$:
 

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cummins has a whole catalogue full of service tools!

Cummins p# 3824591 for the b/c series barring tool. they also sell a gizmo to help pull the plug out of the flywheel housing p# 3165175
 

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I made my own barring tool. Went to auto electric shop where they gave me a wasted starter motor that was headed for the trash. Took the gear off it and welded it to a cheap socket.
Works excellent.
 

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cover remover?

is the tool necessary to remove the cover? i like the idea of the homemade tool, not in a position to do that though. i did buy the barring tool, i have to adjust the valves and may get optimistic and adjust the timing, i bought the fuel delivery socket from pure diesel.
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I remove mine all the time with just a screw driver. It is a little tricky though, I found that a small rubber band or O-ring that keeps the plug from sealing flat against the housing makes getting it out, about 100x easier
 

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I ground a little bit of a bevel on one side so I can use a screwdriver to pop it out easy.
 

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fuel timing

is it possible for me to adjust the fuel timing myself? some say yes and some say it needs to be done by a tech. i just ordered the timing socket from pure diesel. i'll be replacing the timing cover gasket and being open i can see the gears, might make it easier.
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Yes, any joe blow can adjust the timing!

Search around here, im sure their are a few posts with the plunger lift/degree charts...
 

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is it possible for me to adjust the fuel timing myself? some say yes and some say it needs to be done by a tech. i just ordered the timing socket from pure diesel. i'll be replacing the timing cover gasket and being open i can see the gears, might make it easier.
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Anybody can do it but getting it right is a little tougher. TSB 18-10-94 Rev. A

The tools cost more than it does to have it set by a shop, so if you only want to set it once, just have a shop do it.
SP500, Set, Diesel Timing Gauge
 

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fuel timing cost

i know my dodge dealer is $125/hr now. i guess i could have cummins do it. the time requirement was 2-3 hrs. if the tool is $230, it's worth doing it. doesn't look too complicated. i was told to advance to 16.5. there is no measurement fo rthat, what do i need to read on the dial?
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I decided to buy one because I knew that I would set the timing at various advances until I was satisfied. That made the tool a lot cheaper than having it done.
 

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i know my dodge dealer is $125/hr now. i guess i could have cummins do it
By law most dealers and Cummins will only set your timing to the stock specs. Ask first.
 
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