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Old 01-04-2019, 02:58 PM
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My guess is it didnít help. Looks like the black oring is compressed and the blue one got gouged. If it was aerating the oil, thatís definitely a problem.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:25 PM
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well guys, the new gen 4 4.8 that we gapped the rings on would not turn after re-assembly haha. So I believe the oil control rings were also gummed up like hell ( which I did not remove). I removed the whole bottom end and used a pick on all of the piston ring grooves. I will try to reassemble the bottom end this week. Will let you guys know.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:29 PM
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So I painted the whole hot side with black header paint and wrapped the hot side piping with the 15 dollar amazon heat wrap. Hopefully keeps IATís down. The car will be coming back together very soon.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:09 PM
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Soak em overnight in Pine Sol. Itíll come right off
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:56 AM
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Soak em overnight in Pine Sol. Itíll come right off
does that work good ?
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does that work good ?
yep. Find a container and fill it to where the entire piston is covered. Soak it overnight. Comes off really easy.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:31 PM
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Mine must've been horrid. I tried Pinesol, Simple Green and Krud Kutter, no luck. Threw them in my small ultrasonic cleaner one at a time with 100% Krud Kutter and still took a while to get cleaned. Well maintained engine, lol. Let us know how you clean them and how well it worked.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:53 PM
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i just used a tiny harbor freight pick took about an hour but got them pretty clean enough....
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Instead of a pick, break an old ring and put a 45* angle on it with a file or grinder. Works much better. Good luck!

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berryman's chemtool in the 1 gal bucket. one piston every 24 hours. factory clean with no elbow grease.
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berryman's chemtool in the 1 gal bucket. one piston every 24 hours. factory clean with no elbow grease.
That stuffs awesome too.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:06 PM
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Well guys after a trip to the junkyard. I picked up a gen III 6.0 lq4. Unfortunately it has the iron heads. I really donít need this as my current converter is set up for a 4.8, and the 7875 I think may also be too small for the 6.0. Anyways I picked it up for a future setup. We will see what I do with it .....I plan getting some stock aluminum heads and some stock gen IV pistons for it.
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i had a 6.0 & 7875 in the blue truck for a while. 100% truly a grin installation machine
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by truckdoug View Post
i had a 6.0 & 7875 in the blue truck for a while. 100% truly a grin installation machine
I just picked up some gen 4 lq9 rods and pistons. Itís on ! Haha
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:01 PM
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How much did you pay, and where did you find them?
I need a set.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Stampede4ever View Post
How much did you pay, and where did you find them?
I need a set.

Thanks.
I saw some on FB marketplace for 150 the other day... quite rare though to see 6.0 gen 4 rotating assembly stuff
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I saw some on FB marketplace for 150 the other day... quite rare though to see 6.0 gen 4 rotating assembly stuff
yes I got them from FB marketplace. $150
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