We have been here for about a month now. It’s really been so long it seems like there has been only this. We came here from Arc 38-the farm- to replace the head gaskets. It was a long time taking apart replacing the parts and putting things back together

Here's charlie, he is helping us, not only guiding Durty through the job but also lending us his driveway and opening up his home to us

Here’s Charlie, he is helping us, not only guiding Durty through the job but also lending us his driveway and opening up his home to us

Godzillas engine halfway disassembled

Godzillas engine halfway disassembled

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pieces everywhere

pieces everywhere

ready for new head gaskets

ready for new head gaskets

Durty, getting dirty everyday

Durty, getting dirty everyday

Charlie let us use his tools, as he was a diesel mechanic in a former life

Charlie let us use his tools, as he was a diesel mechanic in a former life

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putting it back together again

putting it back together again

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So we took it apart, replaced the heads gaskets and all other gaskets from the parts we took apart along the way to the bottom and everything fit back together, no left over pieces we didn’t know where they went. Sometimes it took hours for just one screw to get loose and my hand was small enough to plug back in the glow plugs but just barely and it started when we finally got everything back together again, no white smoke, but it still leaked and we still needed to replace the gasket in the oil pan so on to the oil pan gasket.

charlies kids playing monkey in the middle while Charlie and Durty are hard at work on figuring out how to get the oil pan out

Charlies kids playing monkey in the middle while Charlie and Durty are hard at work on figuring out how to get the oil pan out

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The oil pan gasket after unbolting it and trying to take it out, using a jack to jack up the engine, still could not get it out. We tried everything and the only way we were going to get that pan out of there was to take the engine out so Durty replaced the gasket as best he could without taking it out and then we moved back to the water leaking from the water crossover. Took it off put a new gasket on it, still leaking, tighten the bolts, repeat with this about 10 times and Durty was getting really fast at taking everything apart and putting it back together and once again in attempting to replace the gasket when we took the water crossover off we found out why it was leaking because right where it was always leaking a piece of it broke off so now we knew but what would we do. JBweld, we tried it, let it sit for 24 hours, pulled at it and it seemed to hold, put it back together, it cracked at the tightening of the bolts so now a part to look for

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cracked thermostat housing

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JBwelded

JBwelded

So as of now we are still continuing to put Godzilla back together again.

To be continued………

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