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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By joshofalltrades
Well I took a look at it today and found all 8...

Well I took a look at it today and found all 8 glow plugs were Motorcraft and are in good shape. It fired up easy enough and had a noticeable drop for each injector line I loosened (one at a time)...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By joshofalltrades
he knows what a good engine is, so he got one...

he knows what a good engine is, so he got one thing right :)
don't you love how the bed and cab lines are so far opposed where the two meet
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By joshofalltrades
dad's truck started knocking...

dad's truck is an 90 F350 with the 7.3, and driving home from work yesterday it started knocking. i'll be going to look at it tomorrow, but wanted to post here first. so everything in this first...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 12-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By joshofalltrades
It's easy on these old vans. There are several...

It's easy on these old vans. There are several nuts you remove from the interior of the van where your pictures are looking, then you're free to slide the whole heater box forward and out from under...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-11-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By joshofalltrades
you would have to look for identifying marks on...

you would have to look for identifying marks on the compressor to find out, i would guess that the company that installed it either had an aftermarket kit to do it, or bought a generic compressor...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By joshofalltrades
The idea of using the throttle cable to hold idle...

The idea of using the throttle cable to hold idle speed doesn't seem good to me. Changes in temperature can affect cable length slightly, which in this idea would cause variations in idle speed, and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-09-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By joshofalltrades
You might consider converting to the 3g...

You might consider converting to the 3g alternator. They're oem in many fords from the 90s, have very simple wiring with internal regulator, higher output, and they're an easy conversion. Tons of...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By joshofalltrades
Banks made a kit just for the vans, things are...

Banks made a kit just for the vans, things are laid out differently because of space issues. I'm not sure how hard it would be to convert over, but it won't be a quick simple install.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-08-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By joshofalltrades
The first one I killed was presumably replaced by...

The first one I killed was presumably replaced by the shop that rebuilt the pump several months before it's failure, another came from a junkyard pump, and two of the others were on the vehicles when...
Forum: Electrical Systems/Wiring 12-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By joshofalltrades
i put a cheap ebay kit in the hyundai, one bulb...

i put a cheap ebay kit in the hyundai, one bulb was bad but both ballasts worked, tried to get the seller to ship me a new bulb, gave up, ran a halogen on that side for awhile, ordered another pair...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-06-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By joshofalltrades
my WMO gets pumped through a couple of filters...

my WMO gets pumped through a couple of filters before it ever hits the vehicle, and those filters have several magnets placed on them, as does the plumbing around the filters. likewise on the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By joshofalltrades
phy, i remember hearing rumor about that around...

phy, i remember hearing rumor about that around here, but have never been able to find a source for one. would you happen to have a source?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By joshofalltrades
well, i guess thats theoretically possible if the...

well, i guess thats theoretically possible if the check valves that were originally in the system aren't up to par anymore, but in the case of dad's truck we've only had one instance of air...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 12-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By joshofalltrades
the sensor is capable of reading from 0 to 1v....

the sensor is capable of reading from 0 to 1v. stoich is right around 0.8v. if its working properly while driving, its readings should be bouncing up and down too fast for your poor voltmeter to...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 12-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By joshofalltrades
the pulley you need can be found on all manner of...

the pulley you need can be found on all manner of things at the junkyard. the majority of alternators found in cars/trucks share the correct shaft diameter. i've personally used ford and volvo...
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