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Forum: Washington Chapter 09-05-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,433
Posted By joshofalltrades
i have a couple pumps that i use for diesel and...

i have a couple pumps that i use for diesel and alternative fuels. i don't intend to sell one right now, but thought i'd pass on the ideas. one is a power steering pump from an 80s toyota pickup,...
Forum: Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 09-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,129
Posted By joshofalltrades
thanks for the info, but to put this in...

thanks for the info, but to put this in perspective, there remains a significant flow through the lift pump, filter, and return lines even at idle. the quick minute i spend to purge may not be a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 878
Posted By joshofalltrades
when i needed a starter last month, i noticed...

when i needed a starter last month, i noticed that oreilly had 3 different levels of quality on the same starter... doesn't sound promising. i'd read about the offset style ones being better, so i...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
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: 10
Views: 403
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: 169
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: 220
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: 525
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: 213
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: 170
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: 239
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: 239
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: 12
Views: 449
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: 219
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: 179
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)....
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