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Anyone have a good 7.3 mechanic or shop to recommend in the lower mainalnd? Am having intermittent rough idle/running problem so want some that has 7.3 experience, analyzer,testing equip and ability to idenfity the fix without throwing parts at it at my cost. Thanks for your help.
Don't know what to make of "0" "zip" "zilch" recommendations for mechanic in Lower mainland!!!
Is it because only people who do their own work are members here or no one wants to stick their neck out or no one has had good experience with a shop here or ????? This is supposed to be a place to get help from fellow Ford owners !!!
This forum sort of gets passed over and forgotten. The only one with any real traction is the BS thread. Anyway...
Can't say that I know of any Powerstroke specialists. There's BD Power in Abbotsford. NW Fuel Injection in Port Kells, but they're mostly a fuel injection place, not really into just Powerstrokes.
Hopefully someone else will chime in for you.
Joe drives an 02 supercab shortbed 3.0 liter automatic power nothing Ranger Edge.
Joe's wife drives an 06 5.4 liter 3 valve, automatic 4x4 power everything Eddie Bauer Expedition. BC Chapter Member
Thanks for offer Jack. Posted symptoms of "Intermittent very rough idle" on 1999-2003 7.3 forum where I found I needed a mechanic or shop that had AE or similar equipment and ability to find the problem.. Can do minor maintenance but not electronic or heavy repairs so wanted someone here to go to for help when needed.
Don't take it to BD diesel in abbotsford their way overpriced. Trust me I took my 6.0 diesel there. Try PDR diesel in langley. Ive delt with them and they seem to know their ford diesels. How many miles on the truck? rough idle? very well could be a injector(s) going out on you.
You could also try Bernhausen diesel in Langley. They also specialize in ford diesels. With that amount of mileage it shouldn't be the injectors. It may be as John said, o-rings. I still have my original injectors and have 4 hundred thousand km's on my 7.3 .
and its jack and the o-rings do go bad. the navistar 444e is similar to the powerstroke.
they have the same injectors. no worries. and when you start pulling injectors out it will flood the crank case with fuel. and let them power down for atleast an hour. because it takes 110 vac to fire them. the ecm has a power inverter in it. and change your oil too. it will have diesel fuel in it. and it may flood the cylinders as well. and or both oil and fuel so be carefull. don't hyrdastatically lock the engine up with oil and fuel.
jack, slackmaster #6
1996 ford ranger xlt extended cab,2wd,4.0L v6,5spd,3.08 gears, tornado intake spacer, msd ignition,sun super tach2, k&n air filter, nascar oil filter.
THanks Lstanley. I'd actually emailed them about a month agao asking for info on how they would go about diagnosing and repairing my truck.
Got no response.
Thanks for info and help Jack.
Both replies much appreciated.
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