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?