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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I checked mine with an IR thermometer, and shows...

I checked mine with an IR thermometer, and shows close to 70 degrees, so after it's running for a bit you should be able to reach up and feel the heat.

You're lucky yours just stopped working;...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I just switched to manual GPs on my 86 (12v spade...

I just switched to manual GPs on my 86 (12v spade style). On the older models it would be easy to just hook the controller back up to cycle and also have the switch.

Just ran an "add-a-fuse" to a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-14-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By ihateminimumwage
My truck came with a water separator from who...

My truck came with a water separator from who knows what installed (filter is for a Detroit). No heater on it, and haven't had any issues starting in the winter.

Just make sure to drain it...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-14-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By ihateminimumwage
With the new engine: If you have an air...

With the new engine:

If you have an air compressor, loosen the rockers so all the valves close and run air down the GP holes. This will tell you if the valves are properly seated or not, or if...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Finally got the ol' girl back together yesterday....

Finally got the ol' girl back together yesterday. Drove all day today, and no issues. Now to drive it for at least a few hundred miles, and going to change the fluid out when I do my brakes, drums...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By ihateminimumwage
You might be able to clear it up with the ATF in...

You might be able to clear it up with the ATF in the fuel filter trick. I started running 50/50 Power service/ATF. Fire it up for 30 seconds or so, and let it sit at least 24 hours to really get at...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Run a new set of BB codes if you're going to swap...

Run a new set of BB codes if you're going to swap them all out. Woke my N/A engine up.

If you only have one bad one, either pull it and soak in PB blaster, or open it up and clean it out. It's...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-05-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I had rent to pay, not a chance I'm tossing...

I had rent to pay, not a chance I'm tossing another $200 at an install kit. I'm used to living closer to wrecking yards where I can just grab another axle, change the fluid and brake hardware and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Got all my new parts and everything has been...

Got all my new parts and everything has been cleaned out. Spent all last weekend fighting the new pinion in, but turns out the part of it the outer bearing seats on was machined too fat for it to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-30-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By ihateminimumwage
You should be fine. Just don't hammer down until...

You should be fine. Just don't hammer down until you get that Pyro in. Daily driving and watching the tailpipe, you'll be fine.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By ihateminimumwage
This. I turned mine up 3 flats, and unless you...

This. I turned mine up 3 flats, and unless you full throttle it with a lot of smoke, you won't hit 1200 degrees EGT. I got close with a full load up a good grade driving through Montana, but never...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Nothing wrong with running an inline filter. The...

Nothing wrong with running an inline filter. The clear plastic ones make it great to see what's running through your fuel system. For the cost of a new pump and injectors, why not add one more line...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-20-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Mine will drop down to no oil pressure after the...

Mine will drop down to no oil pressure after the oil is hot and I come to a stop light (stock gauge before they switched to the idiot light version). These engines don't run with high pressure to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Got all my parts ordered yesterday. Was...

Got all my parts ordered yesterday. Was presently surprised that after shopping around online, I went back to Summit and the gear set was suddenly on sale for $170. Parts should be here Tuesday, so...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-18-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I know it's not an upgrade, but I've been working...

I know it's not an upgrade, but I've been working on them for 10 years in almost every truck I've owned, so I'm used to them.:D
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