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Old 10-10-2010, 09:42 AM
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Wow, that's almost al way over my head. You do youself a disservice by saying you're no mechanic.

Great documentation, I can't belive you spent over 2 hours posting all that in the middle of the night.

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Wow, that's almost al way over my head. You do youself a disservice by saying you're no mechanic.

Great documentation, I can't belive you spent over 2 hours posting all that in the middle of the night.

No mechanic...I just read as much as I could before doing this thing. I weld a little with my 110v mig, that's about it.

I got carried away with getting all that posted. I stole so much from this site already...figured my attempt at this job might get others to try it for themselves too. Anyway, thanks.
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My friend spent about 1 1/2 hrs welding my cracked head. Here's a short pictoral that shows the repair job. This is my first attempt to load from the Gallery.
The head with the cracked Secondary Cam Chain Tensioner bolt hole.



My friend John Vaina adding some aluminum



Filling in the crack entirely



Filled In and ready for filing



Here it is after we filed it down to clear the valve cover



After we tapped it



Here it is installed.


I'll post more later when I get the timing set up and explain it a bit more.
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Hey there guys,

I finally got the front end back together. I set up the timing as explained in the Chiltons manual. I took pictures right before I put the Timing Cover on so I wouldn't go crazy wondering if I set it up wrong. Guess what...I started it and it ran so rough that I knew I messed up the timing. So, I pulled out the camera and examined the pics. I still coulnd't figure it out, they looked fine to me. Then my son looked at the pics and compared them to the Chilton's manual and said "you put this on upside down dad."
I'll save you the "Where's Waldo" experience by pointing out that I put the Primary Chain on upside down. If you notice, the Two Dots (two plated links) are supposed to be at the 12 o'clock position on the big Idler Sprocket. I had the side of the chain with one dot (one plated link) at the Idler Sprocket's 12 o'clock position and the end with two dots at the Crank Sprocket's 6 o'clock position. Another 4 hrs later I had the cover off, pulled the chains off and completely reset the timing chains.
My mistake made a 1/2 link error between the crank and cams...enough to make it barely run.

The last 2 pics are of the Secondary Chain Tensioner Piston. I cleaned the little oil galley holes on the back and top by blowing air throught it. I compressed the piston with vice grips and released the ratchet "paw" with a small eyeglass screwdriver (on the side in a hole) to let the piston collapse. The I stuck a paper clip in the hole in front to hold the piston while I bolted it back in. Once both pistons were installed and I was ready to button it all up, I pulled the two paper clips on the Secondary Tensioners and they pressed against the chains and tightened them fairly well. It's all expalined in the Chiltons manual with pictures etc.
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After putting it all back together for the second time, it runs, but really rough like it's misfiring. Now I'm lost. I checked all the coil and injector connections. They're all tight. I checked the hoses on the TB and the Heads etc. When I rebuilt the heads I pulled the injectors and they were caked with a lot of black grime. I had to brush them and squirted them with throttle body cleaner to get all the crud off. Before putting on new O-rings, I shot the cleaner into the intake port area of each injector to flush out any crud. Now I'm not shure if I should have done that. I'm thinking I clogged one or more? Does anyone know what may be wrong?

Anybody have any ideas how to find out which cylinders are missing before I go buy all new injectors, plugs, and coils?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Just finished my head gasket replacement on my 2002 Ram 1500 4.7 L , Could not have done it without your pictorial JayMiller.Thanks. Did not have any probs at all other than the job fought me all the way.Heads were repaired # 8 and between 1 & 3 cylinders had small crackes .Both heads ran $610. so im in it for about 1 K in parts ect.Only ran it with exhaust and Check engine light came on.Oh well Thanks again.
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What's used to re-seal the timing cover to the block?
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What's used to re-seal the timing cover to the block?
I used regular blue RTV sealant from Autozone.
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not bad feel your pain i did mine a few months ago
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