It has been about 2 years since I absolutely destroyed my transmission/differential and put the Jato in my attic. Figured my son would love the truck as much as me so I decided to finally fix it. I used to think it was a compression issue but after watching the tuning video several times I have it tuned and it seems to really haul. I can turn it over cold but when its warmed up I can't turn the flywheel past the compression stroke. The 3.3 has about a gallon through it as well as my learning curve too so I cant be mad. So question one, is it normal to be able to turn the flywheel cold but not warm?
I know I can buy replacement glow plug wires on ebay for $2. I have 2 soldering irons and soldier so I can improvise if I have to too. What is left of the insulation on my blue wire is pretty banged up; I wanted to use fuel hose to protect it but that did not fit. I used about 4 or 5 layers of shrink wrap and have my fingers crossed. Should be good for a while?? I already replaced the EZstart harness so I don't feel bad if my blue wire is a Frankenstein. So number two is how are you protecting the glow plug wire.
I broke the throttle/brake server so I ordered a new case for it, I will just change the top and remount it. I also ordered a new aluminum steering drag link, first one broke somehow, and bearings for the steering to replace the bushings since that has nagged me for a long long time. Also took the aluminum a arms off for the RPM ones that I had.
I now remember why I love and hate the truck lol, its so much fun but expensive and time consuming Should be all set to bash this weekend to bash! And yes that is a ripped anaconda that has found a new job as a truck stand lol