Duramax Diesels Forum Truck of the Week
  #1  
Old 04-23-2018, 10:38 AM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default Misaligned main caps

Anyone ever seen the main caps be crooked on one side about an 1/8” or so on a stock engine? I don’t have any pics but just curious how common it is.
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2018, 11:32 AM
1FastBrick 1FastBrick is offline
Hotrodder
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Junkyard
Posts: 141
Default

Was the engine in a fire or have some other issues?

Is the right cap in the correct place?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2018, 11:34 AM
Chevy1925's Avatar
Chevy1925 Chevy1925 is offline
don't know sh!t about IFS

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 14,228

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WVRigrat05 View Post
Anyone ever seen the main caps be crooked on one side about an 1/8” or so on a stock engine? I don’t have any pics but just curious how common it is.
no because you wont be able to get the side bolts in. 1/8 is ALOT
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshH View Post
Mike L is my role model. I want to be like him when I grow up.
James

02 LL7 2500HD CC/LB dmax/alli "The Limo"

BIG THANKS TO: Mike L, Steve, Trent, Guy, Dan, Ruben, Josh H, Scott, Brian and everyone else who has put a hand in to help me.

best time to date: 12.39

motor died/bent rods = 3/11/11
back from the dead 7:04pm 4/9/2012

Limo is back in the garage, now driving a built chevy tracker
Tailgate Crew Member #4
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2018, 12:20 PM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy1925 View Post
no because you wont be able to get the side bolts in. 1/8 is ALOT
I meant 1/16” or less don’t know why I put 1/8”, bout the thickness of a set of head gaskets stacked, no. 2 main, no fire.
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2018, 12:35 PM
Chevy1925's Avatar
Chevy1925 Chevy1925 is offline
don't know sh!t about IFS

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 14,228

Default

cant say ive seen a factory one that way but ive heard and seen higher HP rigs have issues as that is why they put dowels in every main. cap turned 180* by chance?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshH View Post
Mike L is my role model. I want to be like him when I grow up.
James

02 LL7 2500HD CC/LB dmax/alli "The Limo"

BIG THANKS TO: Mike L, Steve, Trent, Guy, Dan, Ruben, Josh H, Scott, Brian and everyone else who has put a hand in to help me.

best time to date: 12.39

motor died/bent rods = 3/11/11
back from the dead 7:04pm 4/9/2012

Limo is back in the garage, now driving a built chevy tracker
Tailgate Crew Member #4
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2018, 12:41 PM
Awenta's Avatar
Awenta Awenta is offline
Hotrodder
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: CT
Posts: 4,073
Default

Same thing on both sides of the cap?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Arek

2003 CCSB LT LB7 deleted

Some cool stuff, some fast stuff, some slow stuff
EFI by Kory

Special thanks to Evan@Limitless
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-23-2018, 12:53 PM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default

Just on one side, pointing towards the back of the engine, cap was never off, found it on disassembly.
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-23-2018, 01:12 PM
Chevy1925's Avatar
Chevy1925 Chevy1925 is offline
don't know sh!t about IFS

 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phoenix Az
Posts: 14,228

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WVRigrat05 View Post
Just on one side, pointing towards the back of the engine, cap was never off, found it on disassembly.
whats the bearing look like? thats interesting!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshH View Post
Mike L is my role model. I want to be like him when I grow up.
James

02 LL7 2500HD CC/LB dmax/alli "The Limo"

BIG THANKS TO: Mike L, Steve, Trent, Guy, Dan, Ruben, Josh H, Scott, Brian and everyone else who has put a hand in to help me.

best time to date: 12.39

motor died/bent rods = 3/11/11
back from the dead 7:04pm 4/9/2012

Limo is back in the garage, now driving a built chevy tracker
Tailgate Crew Member #4
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-23-2018, 03:25 PM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default

Don’t know, never pulled them, that’s why I was curious if anyone else ever saw it before
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-23-2018, 07:10 PM
1FastBrick 1FastBrick is offline
Hotrodder
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Junkyard
Posts: 141
Default

What year range is the engine supposed to be??
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-23-2018, 08:43 PM
PureHybrid's Avatar
PureHybrid PureHybrid is offline
Isuzu Shakes IT
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central OH
Posts: 2,040

Default

Machined wrong probably. It would be wedged in the block hard enough I don't think it would come out easily.
__________________
04 GMC ECSB LLY - Mix breed trans/SC1056 - Profab - PPE - Kennedy twin pumps/pickup - Danville tuning: 531/944
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do
Jesse
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-24-2018, 04:53 AM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureHybrid View Post
Machined wrong probably. It would be wedged in the block hard enough I don't think it would come out easily.
Kind of what I figured, crank turned too easy and no heat marks. Build date 8/07.
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-25-2018, 05:12 AM
offblackdmax's Avatar
offblackdmax offblackdmax is offline
FNG
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7

Default

Mine is the same way, 2nd main also i do believe. Noticed it, didnt worry me to much seeing as clearances were good and crank turned fine.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-25-2018, 10:26 AM
WVRigrat05's Avatar
WVRigrat05 WVRigrat05 is offline
Wound for sound
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: French Creek, West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by offblackdmax View Post
Mine is the same way, 2nd main also i do believe. Noticed it, didnt worry me to much seeing as clearances were good and crank turned fine.
Kind of what I figured, good to know mine wasn’t the only one.
__________________
Reger
05' Black Chevy CC/SB LT- Blackout Performance built motor/trans/tuning- Gone

The Blessed Hellride- 08' White GMC Sierra SLT CC/SB,
100k miles. Piston eater.

Wife's ride- 2016 Pearl white Legacy limited 3.6R

Rig ride/new DD-02' Black Eddie Bauer explorer 4.6, -180k, still sporting original trans, outlasted two Duramaxs.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors