K-4 Owners


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Location: Truck is in Montana

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:58 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Now working on overheating problem. I think compression was leaking into the water jacket. Have a new head gasket but some people said that these GD 214 engines sometimes developed cracks in the head or possibly block? Any comments on where these cracks could be and how to find them. I am going to do the normal clean them up and look but if anyone knows where they normally crack i can look there closer.
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Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:07 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Wow! Looks like my status changed from Rookie to "Pile of Parts". I guess that happens with time. My truck is close to pile of parts now but in a few days I hope it is back on the road.
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Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:36 pm

Re: K-4 Owners

I had one crack between the valves down into cylinder, boat anchor material at that point
Gentle Men! you can't fight in here! This is the war room!
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:34 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Looking forward to getting out of the house and out to Montana to play with the old K4. I found some side boards that can be cut down and put on my new wood bed.
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:04 am

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I had help getting these sideboards.
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:21 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Looks like it's coming along. You have a good helper to inspire you, as well.
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Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:49 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Here are all my helpers in the cab!!
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Post Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 am

Re: K-4 Owners

Back in Montana working on an apartment. K-4 is helping haul lumber. It still overheats and needs fuel pump leaks fixed. Wish I could find a new fuel pump that would fit. Could go electric but wish I didn't have to. Hope the overheating could be radiator needing a good cleaning. I washed it out good but may have some corrosion from setting years with rats nests inside.

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Post Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:38 am

Re: K-4 Owners

There was a guy in Cali selling one in the FaceBook KB group last fall. He had to swap the rear axle because K-4 brakes are unserviceable (no parts available).

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Post Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:22 am

Re: K-4 Owners

GregS3434 wrote: It still overheats and needs fuel pump leaks fixed. Wish I could find a new fuel pump that would fit..

Pull the pump and send to "Then and Now Automotive" In Weymouth, MA. They will overhaul and return a pump that is compatible with todays gasoline.
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