View Full Version : new to diesels & i need help

04-13-2008, 06:47 PM
i just come across an 88 f250 w/the 7.3. iknow now that maybe i shoulda let pass on the deal(the truck wont start).but it is cherry,w/162,000 miles on her.has n-e one heard of a shear pin on the cam at the timing chain?she seems to be atleast 180degrees outta time.a fella told me about a pin that sheers on the gear,&that it is close to impossible to break the chain,n-e ideas?

04-14-2008, 05:46 PM
i think i got it ,i pulled the injector pump today now im trying to line up my timing marks,is there anyway to do this from the top w/out pulling the front of the motor?

04-14-2008, 05:56 PM
Call John Wood www.jwtt.com

04-14-2008, 08:17 PM
thank you very much weweld,1 10minute talk w/john,& i feel like i know diesels top to bottom,im gonna get this thing back together& hopefully she'll be on the road atleast by the weekend, again thank you very much.

04-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Thats why we are here :yay: