So, Operation Tow Rig is finally getting close to being done. Just need to install EGT probe, do front brakes/rotors/bearings, go get the new tires mounted, get the Edge Insight CTS2 gauge screen situated, install Tekonsha P3 brake controller, check diff fluid level and top off, and fix the trailer hookup wiring (it's got a bunch of ******* vampire taps on it and left trailer brake light signal has no power when it should). Then I can go get the new to me trailer. I'm kind of over working on this thing so it better be ******* awesome for towing. Oh and the battery light is flickering so looks like the alternator needs to be rebuilt soon but I still have consistent 14 volts while driving for now.
Also, discovered the turbine wheel on the stock turbo is completely chewed up so looks like some metal made it through the engine, but everything indicates that it's happy and it pulls like a freight train now so I'm not that worried. Passes the oil cap blow by test, starts up on the first hit of the key every time, gets appropriate fuel mileage, doesn't smoke, passes emissions opacity test with flying colors, etc etc.
List of all the stuff my dad and I did to it so far:
Engine and Air/Fuel Related:
Garrett GTP38r Turbo Upgrade
S&B Cold Air Intake
Magnaflow 4" Turbo Back Exhaust w/ Straight Through Muffler (It's as quiet as stock so I'm happy with that. Exactly what I wanted)
CSF 3" Thick Bar and Plate Intercooler (stock is 2" thick tube and fin)
Reflect-A-Gold on cold side charge pipe
Replaced MAP sensor hose
New o-rings for turbo pedestal oil connections and compressor v-band outlet.
RiffRaff Diesel CCV Reroute
RiffRaff Diesel Charge Pipe Coupler Kit
RiffRaff Diesel T-Bolt clamp kit
RiffRaff Diesel Plenum Inlet Aluminum Reinforcement Rings
RiffRaff Diesel Air Intake Heater Element Delete and CEL Defeat Kit
Gates Fleet Serpentine Belt
Gates Belt Tensioner assembly
Gates Idler Pulley
Oil Change, 4 gallons Rotella T6 5w-40 and Wix Filter
Wix Fuel Filter
Replaced rotting hose on fuel bowl connection (previous owner did this and didn't even tighten the clamps, and it looked like cheap heater hose that was disintegrating WTF?)
Cooling System and Fluids:
Performance Radiator All Aluminum Radiator
All new Gates radiator hoses and degas to radiator hose
Motorcraft Fan Clutch (stock one was seized solid, sounded like hurricane Katrina under the hood)
Dorman Degas/Coolant Bottle
Motorcraft Degas Bottle Cap
Sinister Diesel Coolant Filter Kit
Rotella Gold Ultra ELC coolant for diesels
New Transmission fluid, 1 QT Valvoline Syncromesh and 6 QT Mobil 1 Synthetic Mercon V ATF (yes it specs ATF)
I'm probably forgetting a few things but whatever. You get the idea. Hopefully back to Miata and racing stuff soon for those of you who don't give a **** about diesel trucks haha.