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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By Macrobb
Cool. Basically, wire wise, all you need is...

Cool.

Basically, wire wise, all you need is something small enough to go through the holes, and solid core(no stranded wire). Phone wire is just cheap and readily available. Your local Lowes or...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Macrobb
What's happening? I actually tried to...

What's happening?

I actually tried to respond to this topic on Thursday, with some instructions, but somehow it got 'lost'. User error I think.

Anyway, laserjock covered it pretty well. The...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Macrobb
I'd seen this written everywhere, but never...

I'd seen this written everywhere, but never understood why.
Turns out your brake fluid is basically antifreeze(with some other additives), and it pulls water out of the air(and actually /through/...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Macrobb
Make sure everything in your truck is grounded....

Make sure everything in your truck is grounded. Period. This means a wire from the battery - to the chassis, to the engine, to the regulator and to the alternator. Just use a nice piece of 10ga wire...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Macrobb
The hydraulic lifters are /supposed/ to take up...

The hydraulic lifters are /supposed/ to take up the slack(and give it up if things become too tight); if that doesn't work(i.e. engine doesn't sound right after 5 mins of running) you can always...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By Macrobb
I'm going to say that you will want to start out...

I'm going to say that you will want to start out with an Arduino Uno. http://store.arduino.cc/product/A000066
(or buy it elsewhere; there are Chinese copies of these out there for half the price,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-16-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By Macrobb
First, take a look at the Arduino website. It's...

First, take a look at the Arduino website. It's got a lot of tutorials; Arduinos are a lot easier to program than most other microcontrollers -- you just need to plug it into a USB port, fire up the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By Macrobb
I just used my existing MC. It works fine. ...

I just used my existing MC. It works fine.
Alternately, why not see about getting the rear axle off that truck, and go with the upgraded brakes?
I'm pretty sure there *is* an issue with using...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-14-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Macrobb
Upgrades to Wastegated Banks Turbo?

OK, guys, I'm curious: Are there any wheel/housing upgrades I can put on my Wastegated Banks turbo(TE06H) to increase boost throughout the range? My rebuilt engine has headstuds and will have a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Macrobb
Not really... It only affects things if you are...

Not really... It only affects things if you are running too rich(I.e. flooring it and smoking). actually, in a lot of cases, it /increases/ economy a bit, due to the engine not being starved for air...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Macrobb
I'll point out that with a fully locked up...

I'll point out that with a fully locked up system(i.e. manual, or perhaps E4OD) and good gearing, you can easily hit decent mileage in the ~75MPH range.
Last year, with my rig(zf-5, GVOD, 4.10s...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Macrobb
Alright,a few points: On the side opposite the...

Alright,a few points:
On the side opposite the throttle lever is a small lever that goes vertically down the pump. As you add more throttle, this lever moves on an aluminum cam and pushes in a small...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-12-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Macrobb
First thing power wise: Maintance. A new IP and...

First thing power wise: Maintance. A new IP and injectors will really help. Making sure your timing is right for your engine is also key.
Then, add a turbo. All the major kits are designed to not...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-12-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Macrobb
I don't want to make anything weaker, however......

I don't want to make anything weaker, however... With the extra boost, that connecting rod will have more force than ever on it.

Cam wise, I'm going with my Delta "RV cam"(also known as a Typ4...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Macrobb
Y'know, something I'd be really interested in:...

Y'know, something I'd be really interested in: How does /timing/ change with input fuel pressure?
Could you hook the same modified fuel tank up to(one of) your truck's IPs, hook up a probe and check...
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