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Old 05-21-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
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Killer Dowel Pin question

Anybody ever figure out a way to tell if the KDP has been addressed on a new to them truck. Iíd rather not pull the timing cover to find out itís been done. Any luck with an inspection camera? I havenít tried but wondering if I could get in there. Or is there some easy way to tell that I donít know about but we can all laugh when I find it out. Or should I just quit being a lazy bastard (flat rate tech who never wants to work on my own stuff more than whatís necessary to get driving again) Hahahaha
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:22 PM   #2
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I imagine if you were really skilled with a borescope, you could just spin the oil fix elbow off and look pretty quick.

I am pretty sure I'm not skilled enough to see via borescope though.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:43 AM   #3
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Hmm, I’m gonna give it a shot with the borescope. Time will tell
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:07 AM   #4
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Some drill the actal timing case and install a countersunk machine screw to retain tab....
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:55 AM   #5
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If it has a timing case that's made to retain the dowel pin, you're going to struggle to tell that with a borescope.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:48 PM   #6
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Or should I just quit being a lazy bastard (flat rate tech who never wants to work on my own stuff more than whatís necessary to get driving again) Hahahaha
You said it....

Itís the only way to do it right.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:59 AM   #7
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You said it....

Itís the only way to do it right.
I tried looking with the camera yesterday. No luck. Guess I gotta pull the cover. Thanks for the input guys.
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