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  1. TGFAIN

    DT361 lifters

    Just a quick question, can you polish lifters? And if so, what is the best way to do this?
  2. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    I want to make sure, when you say "front side of bearing" do you mean the side toward the flywheel or toward the inside of the block. I polished the side inside the block using 320 grit wet sand paper on a solid flat surface. But just to be safe I'm ordering a new main bearing tomorrow and starting fresh.
  3. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    Thanks I copied that article for reference. O.K. Thanks
  4. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    By 'fitting the pistons to the liner' do you mean making sure the piston fits inside the liner easily? The answer is yes.
  5. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    I built a press, using a heavy plate on the bottom and a machined puck(for lack of a better word) and sucked it down into the cylinder with 3/4 fine all-thread. It worked great. I agree, I'm not comfortable with the .003. Tomorrow I'm going to order another Main bearing and make sure I didn't get a faulty one the first time. Then if I don't have clearance, I'll be making a trip back to the machine shop. Thanks for your input.
  6. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    I apologize if I'm not posting correctly. I will keep all my questions in one thread. This is not my first rebuilt engine, 2 years experience in tractor shop and 9 years in diesel truck shop in my earlier years. But it is my first DT361, and from what I've heard, they are in a class of their own. I'm just trying to make certain I get it right. The question about the pistons was for future reference. I'm not there yet, just checking others opinions. The question about the protruding bearing on #1 main: Flush end to end in the saddle, the protrusion is toward the front of the block. It is flush inside the block. This is just something I am double checking before assembling further. The crank and main thrust bearing are what bothers me. I had to wait until the machine shop ground the crank before I could order the bearings because I wasn't sure what size I would need. That's why I was asking if there were different thickness of thrust bearings, possibly standard vs. heavy duty. Or do I need to take the crank back to the shop and have them recheck it. It's 100 miles to the machine shop, oneway. I have put pressure on the crank both ways and am only getting .003 end play . This was after I polished the bearing. The crank turns freely, but I'm concerned that it might not be enough when it heats up. I've been told that it will wear down and be O.K. But I've got a lot of money tied up in this to take a chance. The block has not been line bored. Can this be done after the sleeves are installed?
  7. TGFAIN

    Installing pistons on DT361

    Thanks. I didn't think there was, but wanted to make sure.
  8. TGFAIN

    Installing pistons on DT361

    Can you tell me if there is a certain position the crankshaft can be placed so that you might install all 6 piston rods without turning the crank?
  9. TGFAIN

    Head gasket thickness

    Can anyone tell me the thickness of the head gasket against the sleeve on a DT361 engine? Want to make sure I received the correct head gasket.
  10. TGFAIN

    Main bearing not flush

    I have noticed that the top #1 main bearing is not flush with the block. It protrudes about .020. Is this ok? The bottom bearing is flush. The bearings were all the same stock number, so I don't think I would have gotten them out of place. Should the top bearing be a different stock number?
  11. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    J-Mech, are there different sizes in thrust bearings. I thought there were, but when I try looking it up it only gives one size. Because that was my initial thoughts, that the thrust bearing was the wrong thickness.
  12. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    this engine is going to be the death of me yet. LOL I just went and picked up my rods from the machine shop. They pressed out the wrist pin bushings and pressed in new ones. I didn't notice until I got home that they had ground the sides of the rods. Is this o.k.? I am posting a picture of the rods they did and another rod I have out of another motor. I checked with a caliper and there doesn't seem to be any difference in the rods, but the bevel is gone. Are they o.k. to use
  13. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    We did have the crank ground, .030. But the thrust bearing was not ground. I have taken the thrust bearing out, can I grind the sides to get the clearance?
  14. TGFAIN

    DT361 rebuild

    I have installed the crankshaft and main bearings on the DT361. It seems like the rear thrust bearing is a little tight. I can spin the crank by hand, just not freely. Will it be alright? The crank turns freely until I tighten up #7 I bought my bearings from Abilene Machine. I believe they are Reliance brand bearings, .030. Are there different thickness of thrust bearings? The book shows .007 clearance between the block and crankshaft, but I don't have that. What's your opinion?
  15. TGFAIN

    DT361 block plugs

    I checked, they are stainless. Thanks for your help.