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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Macrobb
Yup; ATF(or comparable weight oil -- I've heard...

Yup; ATF(or comparable weight oil -- I've heard of people running 30wt non-detergent engine oil) only; also, as you've got a SMF clutch, add an extra quart or two of oil to quiet the noise(fill it...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Macrobb
If the sensor was leaking, you'd see it leaking...

If the sensor was leaking, you'd see it leaking fuel(it's under pressure if the engine is running).
How do you plug the return line? do it? Just remove the hose, plug it, and remove the fitting from...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By Macrobb
You will hear it slipping -- belt squealing. ...

You will hear it slipping -- belt squealing.
One test is to pop the hood and have a helper crank the wheel all the way to one side; you'll hear the pump whine as it's put under maximum load, and, if...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-18-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Macrobb
I'm pretty well convinced that these engines are...

I'm pretty well convinced that these engines are nigh impossible to destroy. Run it too advanced? It'll just clatter and have less power. Run it too retarded? Smoke and low power. So, you can play...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-18-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Macrobb
You've probably got a bad check-valve in the...

You've probably got a bad check-valve in the return line from the filter head. You can always plug that line, or insert a check-valve on the intake side of the filter head; it seems to work just as...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Posted By Macrobb
None of my trucks ever had dual belts; we've had...

None of my trucks ever had dual belts; we've had 4 of these trucks, and only one had a dual-pulley(which was welded together poorly, and was never used).

Even with a hydroboost, I've never had any...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-17-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Macrobb
You've got a 5-speed, so the injector/rod knock...

You've got a 5-speed, so the injector/rod knock test is easy - Get up to speed, find a nice private long downhill stretch and, with the truck in gear and engine turning ~1600 RPM turn off the key(or...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-17-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Macrobb
Idle the truck while cold. You should hear the...

Idle the truck while cold. You should hear the clatter go away somewhat when you pull the wire off the cold advance solenoid, and come back when you put it back on.
If it's doing that, I have to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Macrobb
Yup. If you look at the package, it even says...

Yup. If you look at the package, it even says "sun proof"(i.e. heat/cold resistant); The oil resistance I have found to be adequate; as long as you have clean surfaces and let it cure before covering...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Macrobb
It should be after. I'm thinking something...

It should be after.

I'm thinking something broke on the IP solenoid cover -- I'd pull it off(mind the leaked fuel) and investigate the check-ball and cold-idle solenoid.
With the solenoid...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Macrobb
I'm convinced at this point that you've got to...

I'm convinced at this point that you've got to silicone these things to make em work right. Open the cover, clean everything, put a bunch of black silicone on both sides of the cork gasket(I'm...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Macrobb
Go with the victor reinz. My engine rebuilder,...

Go with the victor reinz. My engine rebuilder, known for his quality work, used them on my engine when I had it rebuilt.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Macrobb
I've done it a couple of ways; the easiest is...

I've done it a couple of ways; the easiest is just start the bolts and then use a ratchet or small impact driver to drive it in until the bolt stops and you're at 30 ft-lbs or so of torque.
If the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Macrobb
Make sure you've got power to each of the two...

Make sure you've got power to each of the two solenoids. If you have the key on and remove the wire and plug it back on, you should hear a click.
Both solenoids need 12V power to bleed the system...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Macrobb
You're right. I had them confused.

You're right. I had them confused.
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