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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By Macrobb
I'm going to say that if it's running good, go...

I'm going to say that if it's running good, go for it. You're always taking a risk, but the price should reflect that.

Chances are, add some SCAs yourself and never worry about it.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-25-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Macrobb
Any K-type should work; they're all the same....

Any K-type should work; they're all the same. Just make sure it's got the right type of physical mounting for your setup.

Gauge wise, I recommend Digital EGT Thermometer Pyrometer w Probe | eBay...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-25-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Macrobb
Run it for a while /without/ the CDR tube hooked...

Run it for a while /without/ the CDR tube hooked up(block it off on the turbo side) and see if that fixes it. I found that my worn engine was throwing a ton of oil into the blow-by gasses which, of...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Macrobb
The question is: What does it matter? with the...

The question is: What does it matter? with the engine in such good condition, either the truck has <100K or the truck has <2-300K and the engine <100K, and I'm guessing the latter. I'd assume that...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Macrobb
I like the $20 or so Ebay Chinese digital gauges....

I like the $20 or so Ebay Chinese digital gauges. Easy to run, seems to be accurate(at least as best compared as I can), and you don't take a chance on leaking oil in the cab(because leaked oil is a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Macrobb
I'm going to say that with these engines, /how/...

I'm going to say that with these engines, /how/ the engine was run matters more than the number of miles -- a poorly-maintained engine(say, oil changed twice?) run for 100K might be in worse shape...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Macrobb
XD If you have trouble finding a...

XD

If you have trouble finding a professional, you can always time it by ear yourself -- adjust it a bit and see how it feels. Record mileage. You'll get it pretty darned close after a couple of...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Macrobb
This is because it's actually sensing the...

This is because it's actually sensing the temperature of the GPs itself via the resistance. And as long as it sees them as 'warm', it won't heat them up too much... at least, that's the theory.

As...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Macrobb
Those GPs are DieselRX GPs. (Probably DRX00088...

Those GPs are DieselRX GPs. (Probably DRX00088 part number). They work just fine, though perhaps not *quite* as good as the Beru ones. I'm not sure myself, having used them both.

The price is too...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Macrobb
I give it a 50% chance the pro just times it by...

I give it a 50% chance the pro just times it by ear and calls it good. <_<
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Macrobb
The answer is: Yes, manual GP button is easy....

The answer is:
Yes, manual GP button is easy. All you have to do is activate the solenoid with a push-button.
However, you have to be really careful not to overheat the GPs and fry them. The...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Macrobb
Hm, something I just learned from my machine...

Hm, something I just learned from my machine shop:
You can get valves with oversized stems. My own heads which I'm having rebuilt were all worn, and they decided the cheapest way to go was just bore...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-13-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Macrobb
This also makes it expensive. But honestly, the...

This also makes it expensive. But honestly, the 42's don't break much, considering how many of us are abusing them behind turbo'd 7.3's.
The synchros are the weak point, but you can drive on...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-13-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Macrobb
.... Bwahahahaha!

.... Bwahahahaha!
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Macrobb
Honestly, when it's frigging cold and the GPs...

Honestly, when it's frigging cold and the GPs won't start it? Use a bit of ether. Better than running your batteries down. Do wait for a minute with the key on before squirting your ether, to let the...
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