LOL Hey Guys, yeah, my truck is like an old friend.
Anyway, got the lower intake manifold off finally, going to try to take the head off tomorrow. It definitely appears that I have a bent valve on #1 intake -- it is about 1/10 - 1/8 inch short of coming all the way up when closed. So here is the next question. While I have all this stuff tore off, what is the best way to clean all the carbon off the springs, lifting rods, etc? Would a wire brush mounted on a bench grinder damage the parts and can the valve guides be cleaned out?
I also recall seeing there are new torque specs on the intake manifold. I have a Chilton manual, so have no idea if they are right and if the torque specs for the head in the book are right.
Well, one thing is for certain, going to finally get the lower intake manifold gasket replaced. LOL
Any suggestions on the best RTV sealant to use?
Thanks!!! I was looking forward to 400,000 myself.