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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By joshofalltrades
There are a few hundred threads around here about...

There are a few hundred threads around here about the electric pumps. The best is the facet duralift pump, but they're hard to find at local stores.
Basically you need a low pressure transfer pump...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By joshofalltrades
its not uncommon for a dying starter to work when...

its not uncommon for a dying starter to work when cold but not when hot, especially on engines where its too close to the exhaust.

as for your temp sender, they make it sound like its probably...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By joshofalltrades
towing capacity depends on how heavy of a van it...

towing capacity depends on how heavy of a van it is. is it an e150, 250, or 350? and as he said, owners manual should give the factory specs for that. not enough info here to spit out numbers.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By joshofalltrades
sounds like a dana 60 with 3.55 gears, open diff....

sounds like a dana 60 with 3.55 gears, open diff. for further confirmation, i once stumbled upon a site that shows pictures of many diff covers with their axle identity listed with them.

all of...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By joshofalltrades
ive had the fuel shutoff solenoid (FSS) fail a...

ive had the fuel shutoff solenoid (FSS) fail a few times. the easy way to test it is to leave the key on, and with one hand hold the top of the injection pump (IP) while with the other hand...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By joshofalltrades
i have more faith in the old original solenoid...

i have more faith in the old original solenoid than i do in brand new ones.

it sounds from here like some kind of safety switch is preventing you from starting, possibly the one that requires the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By joshofalltrades
what he said. also, i found that a 130a 3g...

what he said.
also, i found that a 130a 3g unit will often slip the belt right after startup, requiring more belt tension. i found an easy trick to tension the belt. i bolted a large nut (1"+ hex)...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-20-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By joshofalltrades
Well I ended up getting my original style of...

Well I ended up getting my original style of starter because Napa refused to take my old starter as a core on one that looked different. But the style I was looking at was rated 2.5kw vs the one I...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By joshofalltrades
Interesting. From what I've read the inline ones...

Interesting. From what I've read the inline ones use planetary gear reduction, but still offer less torque than the offset gear reduction units.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-19-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By joshofalltrades
most "absolutely weird" electrical problems are a...

most "absolutely weird" electrical problems are a symptom of a bad ground somewhere. double check everywhere you worked for a loose wire, its probably a much needed ground.
if you don't find...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-19-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By joshofalltrades
the key cylinder is NOT your problem. the...

the key cylinder is NOT your problem. the ignition switch, located where mitch described, is a possible problem.
if your key did not spring back from the start position normally, then i would...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By joshofalltrades
as they said, the vacuum pump is not connected to...

as they said, the vacuum pump is not connected to the fuel system in any way, so it cannot shoot out fuel unless someone did some funny plumbing and connected a vacuum line to fuel (highly unlikely)....
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-19-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By joshofalltrades
i just got the new positive cable installed a few...

i just got the new positive cable installed a few minutes ago, cleaned all the connections, and it cranked just like it did yesterday at its worst. the old cable was worse than i realized with plenty...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By joshofalltrades
starting issue

In my van, I've recently been having trouble with it cranking slowly and thus being hard to start. Today I borrowed a battery tester, and my batteries tested 945 and 800 CCA separately, but together...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By joshofalltrades
fried three fuel shutoff solenoids in one year

Hey guys, on my 87 e350, good weekend marks the third time in the last year that I've fried my fuel shutoff solenoid. This time I was prepared and had an old one with the lever cut off, which I...
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