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Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By MC5C
quite happy with my rotomaster turbo, stock...

quite happy with my rotomaster turbo, stock replacement made in Canada. So far, perfect. Under $1K, new so no core to return.

Brian
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By MC5C
The factory dual alternator used PCM control to...

The factory dual alternator used PCM control to only turn on the alternator under certain conditions, which I don't know what they are. If I was doing what you are doing, I would mount the second...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By MC5C
7.3 powerstrokes have a certain reputation, and...

7.3 powerstrokes have a certain reputation, and there are enough people around who believe in them to make a really nice, low mileage, well kept luxury unit a real find, and command a premium price. ...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By MC5C
What you can do is test to see if the caliper is...

What you can do is test to see if the caliper is seized or if it's an upstream problem. If the caliper pistons are very hard to press back in to the caliper (I use a big C-clamp that can develop...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By MC5C
Well, I got out and had a look this morning. ...

Well, I got out and had a look this morning. Wheel was completely free, no binding at all, disc and pads look good but smell of overheated brakes. Pads moving properly in the bracket, not rusted or...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 12-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By MC5C
I can usually get over 20 mpg, but to do it I...

I can usually get over 20 mpg, but to do it I have to do a full tank run at 60 - 65 with cruise control off, no stops. I've gotten 22 mpg that way, and it's fascinating to watch the SCII trip meter...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By MC5C
So tired of fixing the brakes on this thing...

I had the rear brakes done on this truck - 05 f250 PSD - two years ago after the driver's side caliper dragged and over-heated. I had the full monte - discs, pads, calipers - since they were about...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,035
Posted By MC5C
The angle of the front control arms also affects...

The angle of the front control arms also affects anti-dive, not just caster. With the control arm no level to the ground, but angled down towards the front, under braking the front axle will tend to...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By MC5C
The F250/350 SRW with the diesel is rated up to...

The F250/350 SRW with the diesel is rated up to 23,500 combined weight, so the lightest truck gets you the biggest trailer. The F250/350 SRW 6.7 with a tag trailer is hitch-limited to 14K maximum...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By MC5C
Third idea: buy a new caliper if the old one is...

Third idea: buy a new caliper if the old one is not repairable. They aren't expensive.

Brian
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 12-01-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 772
Posted By MC5C
I always bleed the caliper after I change the...

I always bleed the caliper after I change the pads. I also will often crack the bleed screw to push the piston back in. I just do a few pumps per caliper unless I am also changing the brake fluid. ...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 11-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 772
Posted By MC5C
All you have to do is undo one slide pin bolt...

All you have to do is undo one slide pin bolt (the lower one), push the piston back with the C-clamp or your ratchet tool, swing the bracket up, pull the pads out, grease the new pads, clean the...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 11-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By MC5C
There are instruction video's available. Key...

There are instruction video's available. Key points are...
Remove the clips that hold the wiring harness that is above the turbo, remove the bolts that hold the degas bottle in place, and lift the...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By MC5C
I would pull the turbo and verify the VGT action...

I would pull the turbo and verify the VGT action is working, the vanes are not stuck. Also that it's just plain spinning OK, the turbines are still there and OK, etc. Definitely sounds like a turbo...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 11-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By MC5C
From what I understand the sgII reads boost in...

From what I understand the sgII reads boost in corrected PSI, so if you are getting 4 psi you have virtually no turbo boost. 2003 doesn't have a boost gauge on the dash nor does it have a wrench...
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