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Terrible Engineering At Its Finest

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Philbilly2, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    I know you guys have some equipment and trucks that you have worked on that you have wanted to grab the engineer by the back of the shirt and rub his nose in it as say "Look what you did! Looked good on the computer didn't it."

    Let's hear the worst of them. :nod:
  2. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    My rant for the day stems from another Duramax water pump.

    I just don't think that an item like that should require removal of the harmonic balancer, fan clutch mount, a/c condenser, power steering pump, etc...

    GM's book time is 8.5 hours... for a f-ing water pump.

    Why would you do that?


  3. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    The pass through wires and the auxiliary wires on the super duty aren't connected.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    This is the aux hydrlic valve body from. DMC 3700 AC.

    Every fitting has a hose,

  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Dam pump and motor on my blizzard are on the a frame.. Never even thought to look that it would be a problem
  6. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    To replace the oil pan gasket on my old 84 F150 you had to take out the radiator and unhook and lift the engine. That project of just replacing a gasket pissed me off more than any other project I've done. Tried every angle and everything I could before lifting the engine.
  7. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    Ford 6.0 diesel is the obvious winner here. You remove the cab to remove the heads and change the head gaskets and head bolts. It wouldn't be so bad if they were like most other vehicles that they need to be changed in maybe 1 out of 100,000 but the 6.0 is probably more then 50%.
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    OK, you have the winner. I have a 6.0 F550 - most of the motor work goes to a mechanic as I am not screwing with that train wreck
  9. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,532

    Amen... is there anyone that actually hooks something up in the cab that would take advantage of the fact they aren't hooked up??
  10. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,532

    Yuck... what is that?
  11. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    I'll go a bit older. The first design GM 2.8 with serpentine belts......that required removal of an engine mount to replace!

    Oh, and ANY job on an LT-1 in a Camaro or Firebird......go ahead....replace the #7 and #8 spark plugs. I dare ya.
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    It's located in the oval you see below the side window,
    Back in the Stone Age befor elicteric over hydrlic
    We had linkage for the blade control and the rear functions.

    It's recessed just enough you can't turn the fitting enough with a wrench.
    To get a 2nd bite. You to worlked inside the panel with a crowfoot and you may have to remove a hose just to get to the one you want to remove.
    And that linkage:dizzy:

  13. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    Yeah... f*uck that! That is about as smart as wiping before you poop.
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    GM......recall leader
  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    Got another one, been a while since I have done a set, but LB7 injectors on a Duramax. Looked threw all my archived pictures of the sets that I have done, but I can't find a singe one.

    You have to pull the valve covers and everything to get to them to change a single stick.

    Thank god they updated that train wreck in 04.5 LLY motors.

    GM shop time went form 8 hours a side to 6 hours for the whole rack.

    Someone must have whipped the snot out of the engineer that designed that and he actually learned.
  16. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    At least GM recalls them... Ford just lets them blow up
  17. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    I thought that some things on cars and trucks were really bad until I started to work on planes. Beechcraft A36 Engine Change / With a new baffle kit. PITA 92
  18. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    Not all that true..I've done dozens of gaskets and studs on 6.0s in my home garage without ever lifting the cab off
  19. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,793

    What do you tilt the motor?
  20. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,481

    Yes, this is a winner.