There was one guy on the Duramax Forums who wanted to know more about the valve adjustment because he was going through the same thing. I hate for him to go uninformed.
So, we get a post.
I woke up today and felt like crap. But, the weather is going to take a turn for the frigid soon and that makes work suck too. So either way.
I went down to the garage today armed with some papers.
This link explains it better than I possibly could right now. It is what I used coupled with a list of torque values I found on The Diesel Place forums
|Rotated the engine using a 12 pt, 36 mm socket until TDC for cylinder one|
|Checked the clearance with the .012 feeler gauge. Adjusted as needed|
|The valves that can be checked at the same time, color coordinated.|
There was still daylight, so I kept going. I put in the glow plugs and thought about injectors, but decided the exhaust manifold needed to go on first.
|New exhaust manifold gaskets on top of expectant injectors|
|Old glow plugs back in place.|
|Tissues for my face.|
|Snotty rags and oily rags.|
When the kids came in to see if I was alright, I should have quit.
When the snot was dripping down my face because I was using both hands, I was shaking and cramping, then I quit.
I'll deal with the cold weather.
|Evil adjustment nut in question|
|Stinky, stinking exhaust manifold gasket.|