Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-06-2014, 04:18 PM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
My first rebuild

Figured I would star a new thread for this seen as my problem is no longer with the autolites. I tore down the 2000 motor a couple of weeks ago to rebuild so I could keep the 97 all together as a complete motor. But I found out last week that the motor is beyond .040 out and cylinder #2 would need to be sleeved. So now I am in the process of tearing into the 1997 motor so I can get it into the machine shop. Unfortunately I'm right in the midst of spreading a lot of manure then plowing, cultivating and planting corn so free time to get it done is a little scarce. On another note I've got the filter assembly for the e-fuel made and started to clean out the intercooler. I'll let you guys know when I here word back about the 97 motor. I'm hoping I can bring it to the machine shop by the end of the week but probably won't find out about the insides till the following week
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-07-2014, 12:33 AM
oldbird1965's Avatar
oldbird1965 oldbird1965 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: AZ
Posts: 13,106
oldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to all
Mine is a just a 'hair' low on compression but I'm interested in these threads. Oldwoods disappeared and I was watching his rebuild thread. I guess he threw you the ball Nick, LOL!
__________________
Glenn The Mule-96 2WD F250 EC/LB auto PSD
The Mare 97 dually cc,modified s366 turbo,stage II's,IC,studs,springs,rods,JW auto,4:10 LS,air bags,SD uvch,efuel,FS2500 bypass oil filter,HVHF IDM,IH WP,6.0 trans cooler & rad fan,MBRP 4",SD tensioner,AFE air filter,220 amp alt,38 gal rear tank & 33 gal aux bed tank,aux oil cooler,soundproofed,3 different TS chips,ac cold mod,XS batteries,riffraff hpop reservoir,aluminum radiator,HoneyBadgerJr hpop, water injection
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-08-2014, 11:09 AM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hahaha. Well I seem to keep running into obstacles. I blew a hydraulic hose on my loader this morning so that'll probably be at least a half a day by the time I get a new one made then back onto the machine. I'm only about halfway done spreading manure as well and it's supposed to rain tonight. Just keep plugin away till I can't plug anymore
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2014, 04:07 PM
OldWoodsDiesel's Avatar
OldWoodsDiesel OldWoodsDiesel is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Exton, PA
Posts: 1,572
OldWoodsDiesel is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
haha! funny that I got the shout-out in just the 3rd thread I read after logging in for the first time in months today. Thanks Glenn! and yes, I did disappear, but hopefully not for good. Work has been absolutely crazy since the beginning of the year and I've been forced to put my truck/engine rebuild project on hold until late summer/early fall due to about 5 other big projects around that house that need doing - like replacing the complete AC system on the house. ...luckily its been a cold spring but the clock is sure ticking on that one!

anyway, sorry for the hijack, Nick. I'm gonna follow this thread as well, as my rebuild project is not dead, just on indefinite hold, unfortunately. and I'm sure I won't be around here as much as I'd like, but hopefully i'll be lurking a bit more than I've been able the last few months (which was pretty much zero).

got any pics or advice on that intercooler cleanout process? I picked up a pretty dirty 6.0 one myself and cleaning it up and pressure testing it is definitely in my plans.

Good luck with the work - both truck related, and otherwise!
__________________
JP
96 F250 SCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - RED (RIP - the part out has begun)
97 F350 CCLB 4x4 7.3L PSD - WHITE (361k mi - DD, auto->ZF5, 3.55LS, 6637, 3"DP->StraightPipe, 33x12.5x16.5's, object of more upgrades)
97 F250 RCLB 2WD 5.8L gas - BLUE (ZF5, 3.55, distant-future-project-truck - 235k mi)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2014, 07:03 PM
oldbird1965's Avatar
oldbird1965 oldbird1965 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: AZ
Posts: 13,106
oldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to all
Good to see your still kicking JP, LOL!
__________________
Glenn The Mule-96 2WD F250 EC/LB auto PSD
The Mare 97 dually cc,modified s366 turbo,stage II's,IC,studs,springs,rods,JW auto,4:10 LS,air bags,SD uvch,efuel,FS2500 bypass oil filter,HVHF IDM,IH WP,6.0 trans cooler & rad fan,MBRP 4",SD tensioner,AFE air filter,220 amp alt,38 gal rear tank & 33 gal aux bed tank,aux oil cooler,soundproofed,3 different TS chips,ac cold mod,XS batteries,riffraff hpop reservoir,aluminum radiator,HoneyBadgerJr hpop, water injection
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-08-2014, 10:41 PM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
No apology necessary for the hijack. I started by rinsing it with 160* water which didn't work as well as I had hoped and with it being a plastic tank cooler I don't really want rouse any harsh chems on it so I'm going to try soaking it in detergent then rinsing it out with the hot water again. The water alone did quite a bit but not enough IMO. It looks like I'm going to get rained out tomorrow so I may have time to tear it down or at least get close. Although if the weather breaks I'll be back in the tractor so idk.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2014, 10:59 PM
ReBilld's Avatar
ReBilld ReBilld is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern West Virginia
Posts: 8,875
ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.
I had hoped to rebuild the '97 engine I have on a stand this summer, but I don't think the funds are gonna be there for it this year. I actually want to rebuild two....one for my project truck and one for my dually. Good luck with the rebuild. Take lots of pics!
__________________
Bill

'95 F350 CCLB 4x4 dually,ZF 5spd,4.10,Rosewood Stage 2s,T500,S366,IC,Tony Wildman tunes,e-fuel,6637,CCV mod,3.5" DP,Diamond Eye 5" exhaust,Valair clutch,IH water pump,Scangauge,GlowShift gauges
'92 F350 CCLB 4x4,ZF 5spd,4.10,460 gas to PSD conversion project truck
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-20-2014, 01:56 AM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
I made some progress today
[IMG][/IMG]
Got the heads off. I've still got to get the front cover off but didn't have a harmonic balancer puller and have to get the lifters out. Hopefully I can get to it tomorrow.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-25-2014, 01:00 AM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
I finished tearing down the motor tonite. I now see why the one cylinder was so low in compression. There was a few scores in it but the rest are in excellent shape. The main bearing definitely have some wear. But I guess that's probably normal with 300k when your surrounded by mountains. [IMG][URL=http://s1333.photobucket.com/user/klassennick/media/2304051B-F3E4-424C-8055-6916E875AEBF_zpsl6emtdnj.jpg.html][IMG]
I am going to drop it off on Monday and se if he can rough it in by mid week. Although I'm not all that hopefully. Odds are roughing will be mid next week.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-25-2014, 10:03 AM
oldbird1965's Avatar
oldbird1965 oldbird1965 is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: AZ
Posts: 13,106
oldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to alloldbird1965 is a name known to all
Progress Nick! I'm curious on this, good luck!
__________________
Glenn The Mule-96 2WD F250 EC/LB auto PSD
The Mare 97 dually cc,modified s366 turbo,stage II's,IC,studs,springs,rods,JW auto,4:10 LS,air bags,SD uvch,efuel,FS2500 bypass oil filter,HVHF IDM,IH WP,6.0 trans cooler & rad fan,MBRP 4",SD tensioner,AFE air filter,220 amp alt,38 gal rear tank & 33 gal aux bed tank,aux oil cooler,soundproofed,3 different TS chips,ac cold mod,XS batteries,riffraff hpop reservoir,aluminum radiator,HoneyBadgerJr hpop, water injection
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-25-2014, 11:04 AM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yes I did glen. I'm guessing I'm not the only one that can't see that post. It's the second one that did that when adding a photo. The cylinder with the lowest compression had definite scoring in it. All the others were flawless. Also the main bearings were showing pretty good signs of wear. But only on the cap side, which makes sense with that being the side that gets the pressure. Aside from that I am going to drop it off tomorrow morning and hopefully know how far out it is by mid week.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-31-2014, 05:13 PM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
It looks like I'm going .030. Amazing how much compression that cylinder had with it being out that much. I'll find out about the crank first thing monday and then I can get the pieces ordered. I'm in the process of cleaning up all the parts and while spaying out the rad I noticed the fins are starting to corrode. I may as well replace it now while it's out and not have to worry about it in the future.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-01-2014, 10:27 PM
ReBilld's Avatar
ReBilld ReBilld is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern West Virginia
Posts: 8,875
ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.ReBilld has a great reputation on FTE.
Can't wait to see it go together Nick! I have an engine on a stand in my shop that I want to tear down and see if it can be rebuilt. When I got it, it was rolled over on it's side with the driver side head sticking straight up, the valve cover off and two injectors gone. Those two cylinders were full of water and I have no idea how long it was like that. I don't think too long, but hopefully the crank isn't pitted bad and I can rebuild it. Good luck on your rebuild, and take lots of pics!
__________________
Bill

'95 F350 CCLB 4x4 dually,ZF 5spd,4.10,Rosewood Stage 2s,T500,S366,IC,Tony Wildman tunes,e-fuel,6637,CCV mod,3.5" DP,Diamond Eye 5" exhaust,Valair clutch,IH water pump,Scangauge,GlowShift gauges
'92 F350 CCLB 4x4,ZF 5spd,4.10,460 gas to PSD conversion project truck
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-02-2014, 02:31 AM
MOOSE_MACHINE's Avatar
MOOSE_MACHINE MOOSE_MACHINE is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,280
MOOSE_MACHINE is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have to admit. It's quite interesting. I spent most of the day scraping oil and dirt then washing it in the solvent tank. I still have a few ore pieces to go then I can sandblast it all.
__________________
It's hard to soar like an eagle when your flying with a bunch of turkey's
1997 F-350 xlt cclb PSD 4x4 zf5
1989 F-350 4x4 7.3 c6 auto retired
2000 F-150 XLT 4x4 4.6 e4od
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-02-2014, 02:30 PM
DIYMechanic's Avatar
DIYMechanic DIYMechanic is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Posts: 7,751
DIYMechanic is a name known to allDIYMechanic is a name known to allDIYMechanic is a name known to allDIYMechanic is a name known to allDIYMechanic is a name known to allDIYMechanic is a name known to all
Keep up the good work, Nick. I'm interested to see how this turns out for you.
__________________
--Nate "Just a redneck geek"

1997 F-350 7.3 PSD, 4x4, CCLB SRW, 3.55's, ZF5
If it isn't under warranty, I'll fix it myself.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 02:30 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1946 v8 239 rebuild kit c249a 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 06-16-2014 09:35 PM
how to replace oil filter threads on block??? XolieX Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460) 27 08-17-2009 10:50 AM
Machine shops Texas 634x4nut Y-Block V8 (239, 272, 292, 312, 317, 341, 368) 5 06-17-2006 02:12 PM
questions about putting her together, 352, fresh top end 78bigunns FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 3 02-14-2005 09:35 AM
cost of a rebuild therigwelder 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 4 10-19-2001 10:07 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup