Burnt engine

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Curly88, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Why not, replace any toasted valve covers, put a good used head and injectors on it and you have a good spare engine around or sell it for 10 grand.
     
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  3. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

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    You are so thoughtful! Nice of you to help the guy!
     
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  4. Troy_

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    it's a paccar thing on those model years. large positive cable wears through on the corner of the block behind the starter. lots have burnt exactly the same way. mine almost did too, but I was standing outside on my walk deck when it happened. alternator belts started howling, smoke poured out from under the cab. I shut it off and hit the battery cutoff switches and was able to put it out with a 5 lb ABC fire extinguisher.
     
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  5. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

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    Hey Curly88, I see you're from Rexford, I have a friend around there who's last name is Hofer. Anybody you know?
     
  6. Curly88

    Curly88 Light Load Member

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    I don't know any of them personally but I have seen them on Facebook already. I'm thinking one of them might have a truck over in the oilfields in ND.
     
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  7. Curly88

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    As I was driving up the haul road a couple miles before the landing I noticed a weird humming noise, almost like a flat tire or something. When i stopped to chain up i checked all the tires and did a walk around, didn't find anything out of ordinary. Could that humming have bin the alternator? I also noticed the alternator gauge flicker between 14 and 14.5 that day, not very much but enough for me to notice.
     
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  8. Ridgeline

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    I would not even bother.

    The valve cover is most likely aluminum, not zinc. So aluminum melts between 1200 and 1400 degrees and this could cause a lot of damage internally to the engine. Gaskets are one thing that comes mind and all injectors are another. If they used water to control the fire, more likely than not you have water in the crankcase.
     
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  9. jamespmack

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    If you are trying to establish a offer to the insurance. Its junk and has little value. Offer them scrap metal price plus discount. If it is at your yard, your saving them money and no storage. There will be no additional towning. No auction yard. Sell them on the fact that your doing them a favor.


    Now does it have value to you?

    Well that's none of thier business.

    By industry standard it's a total lose. Worth about 1000.00 bucks best.
     
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  10. haycarter

    haycarter Road Train Member

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    Provided on how Much the Insurance Co want for the Wreck. I reckon you'd be mad not buy It back. Purely as a Donor Truck. Just My (Tax Free) 2 cents worth.
     
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  11. spsauerland

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    Because of fire damage, the engine would not meet Cat criteria for core acceptance. I wouldn't give more than scrap price for it.
     
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