Two weeks ago I bought a 6.9 thanks to a tip from Rumb.
I like to start this thread to keep you guys informed about the progress, or in my case, mostly lack thereof, on this car.
Despite the condition of this 6.9, I will try to repair it ,instead of restoring it.
It would be a great success for me, if I can just make it drivable again.
What I know about it so far:
Fuel pump doesn't work.
Tank is filled with a brown goo, formerly gasoline.
Fuel hoses rotten.
Injectors stuck, I was able to free them up again.
Engine overheating just running in idle.
Rear brake calibers stuck.
Axel shaft boots ripped.
Rear wheel bearings shut
Water pump leaking.
Coolant has a rusty color.
One cylinder doesn't seem to fire.
Suspension doesn't pump up.
Climate servo leaking.
Motor mounts shut.
What I did so far:
Changed engine oil.
Got the engine running by using a 5 gallon can and a separate pump / filter unit.
Did compression test.
Removed tank and radiator to drop them of for cleaning / testing at the local radiator shop.
Removed water pump, waiting for a new seal.
Rebuild all brake calibers and resurfaced disks.
Repacked front wheel bearings and installed them with new seals.
Flushed cooling system with citric acid.
Next on the list are the rear wheel bearings and the axle shafts.
When the fuel and cooling system is back in place, I hope to find out more about the engine.
I am afraid a head gasket is leaking.
Here is a pic of the compression test results.
The in tank filter just after removing.
However, it cleaned up quit nicely and I will reuse it.
To be continued.