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How I Fixed #ETCGDadsTruck Engine

This is a followup to a recent video I posted about the engine in #ETCGDadsTruck, a 383 stroker, and the problems it had after it’s initial rebuild. Here’s a link to that video so you can get caught up.

What Happened to #ETCGDadsTruck Engine?: https://youtu.be/RNzrdexY_Hw

As of this posting it’s been about 2 weeks since I repaired the engine and I haven’t experienced any significant issues with the engine other than it’s running too cold, about 150ºF. I’m going to replace the thermostat with a 180ºF unit and recheck that issue in the coming weeks. Otherwise, it runs and drives great. I got my truck back!

Were you right about the issue the engine was having in the last video? If so, LMK in the comments. If not, tell me what you think I got wrong.

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Music: Moonquake (Nana Kwabena) YouTube Music

Special thanks to:

Summit Racing: https://www.summitracing.com/redirect?banner=SOCIALFB190421

Edelbrock: https://www.edelbrock.com

Links

Compression Ratio Calculator: https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/compstaticcalc.html

My new Specs: Bore: 4.030, Stroke 3.75, Head gasket compressed .041, Deck Height 0, Piston volume +15.00cc, Head cc: 65cc

Info About Running Wider 2nd Ring Gaps: https://static.summitracing.com/global/images/instructions/slp-wr-9902-30.pdf

My engine parts

Crankshaft: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/esp-10352375057e?cm_mmc=social-_-ETCG-_-crankshaft-2019-05

Rods: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sca-25700716?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

New Pistons: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ros-91469/make/chevrolet?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

New Piston Rings: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/slp-r-19100-35?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

AFR Cylinder Heads: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/afr-0918?cm_mmc=social-_-ETCG-_-heads-2019-05

Head Gasket: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fel-1003?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

Edelbrock Pro Flo 4 EFI: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-35760?cm_mmc=social-_-ETCG-_-edlprofloefi-2019-05

Windage Tray Studs: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mil-81151/make/chevrolet?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

Windage Tray: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-23020?utm_source=etcg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=heads&utm_content=2019-05

Related Videos

What Happened to #ETCGDadsTruck Engine?: https://youtu.be/RNzrdexY_Hw

Last Minute Prep and Problems #ETCGDadsTruck: https://youtu.be/u0mBrFVET5Q

#ETCGDadsTruck Build Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCepnacqRuI

Machine Shop Summary #ETCGDadsTruck Engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvVw2MKdUzc

What is Detonation and How Can It Kill Your Engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI5AmEPV4XY

383 Stroker Engine Parts #ETCGDadsTruck: https://youtu.be/sygI3OA4rfA

383 Rotating Assembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_dPAptfxnY

383 Top End Assembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7qowMqZXRA

Final Assembly 383: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-PNL-x1dUs&t=615s

#ETCGDadsTruck Starts For the First Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5bDArrWvnI

What Caused the Dipstick To Blow Out #ETCGDadsTruck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-6VffhVf30

What Really Happened to the #FairmontProject Engine? Eric Comes Clean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dr5PvrdAlE&t=3s

#ETCGDadsTruck Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCepnacqRuI&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov1g_GML2aVq6EN-_ShJ9G2o

The #FairmontProject Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L22GsHQi7tU&list=PLSzhQ6St-ov2nxWVKCeU14Vt7JJ_QSZvs

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