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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,986
Posted By thomabb
Something I have noticed with my block heater...

Something I have noticed with my block heater cord is that the male prongs tend to get a little grungy due to being exposed like they are to the elements. When I unplug my cord in the morning and...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By thomabb
First time my wife was in the truck when the...

First time my wife was in the truck when the romps struck, she dove out the passenger door like she thought the truck was going to detonate. I laughed so hard I cried...


Romps in 20 degree...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By thomabb
That's exactly what every Ford truck I have ever...

That's exactly what every Ford truck I have ever owned did when the driveshaft universal joint started to go. I have heard others with that symptom that had rear end gears going out.


I have the...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By thomabb
You mean Germany didn't bail out an automotive...

You mean Germany didn't bail out an automotive company that was losing money? Isn't GM "too big to fail"?
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 12-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By thomabb
Not all E rated tires are equal. Next time you...

Not all E rated tires are equal. Next time you are at the dealer pull 4 or 5 different E rated tires down and sit them in-car position and sit on top of the tread with all your weight. If you are...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By thomabb
Do you have fluid burping out the breather hole...

Do you have fluid burping out the breather hole on the power steering reservoir cap? Does the fluid smell burnt or skunked?
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 10-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By thomabb
Order it on Amazon. You will find it much...

Order it on Amazon. You will find it much cheaper on there.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 10-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By thomabb
I used the 12" stuff to lay over the existing...

I used the 12" stuff to lay over the existing tape on the top of my slides. I used acetone to clean the surfaces first. It worked well, but like Steve said the ends will come up a little. The long...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 10-03-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By thomabb
If you set the top of your ball 18" off the...

If you set the top of your ball 18" off the ground, you will be able to tow most trailers. I have towed at least 8 different trailers level with that setup without having to change anything.

...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 09-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By thomabb
I have been casually looking at enclosed...

I have been casually looking at enclosed trailers. One thing I have found that I don't think most people would pay attention to is the axles. I have seen 24 foot enclosed car haulers with 3,500 lb....
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 09-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By thomabb
I see you have the road salt bed rot mod. Watch...

I see you have the road salt bed rot mod. Watch to make sure that doesn't spread to your hitch rail brackets.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 09-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By thomabb
At this point, I would be looking to replace that...

At this point, I would be looking to replace that tongue. I know Tractor Supply sells them.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 09-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By thomabb
Amazon.com: Gardner Bender GSW-117 Heavy-Duty...

Amazon.com: Gardner Bender GSW-117 Heavy-Duty Toggle Switch, 20A 125VAC, Single Pole Double Throw, (ON)-OFF-(ON): Home Improvement


Something like this. You will want to make sure it can handle...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 09-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By thomabb
I suggest integrating a single pole double throw...

I suggest integrating a single pole double throw switch to the +12v side of the trailer battery. One position wired to the +12v side of the winch, and the other wired to +12v from the truck. That...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 09-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By thomabb
I was actually thinking that the company that did...

I was actually thinking that the company that did the upfitting, or even the airport authority, could have detuned the truck.
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