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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Franko72
With almost 300k chances are you have a few bad...

With almost 300k chances are you have a few bad glow plugs.
My truck wouldn't start under 50 degrees without being plugged in.
New glow plugs and it fires right up. 22 degrees no problem. (Lowest...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Franko72
I had one poppet come loose at 281k. I could have...

I had one poppet come loose at 281k. I could have repaired it but chose to have the injectors rebuilt.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Franko72
My EBP sensor has been unplugged for almost 5...

My EBP sensor has been unplugged for almost 5 years.
I've read that the fuel mileage will suffer, but I'm still averaging 15-ish mpg.
I also deleted my EBPV. I don't miss it and my truck still...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By Franko72
Thanks for posting this! I remember reading...

Thanks for posting this!
I remember reading about this recall, but I forgot all about it.
My truck is on the open recall list for the harness & for the CPS.

I have a new black Ford CPS...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By Franko72
I don't think so. My buddies 01 dually has the...

I don't think so. My buddies 01 dually has the OTW cooler but no tow package. No helper leafs on the rear which I thought was strange on a dually.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-22-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By Franko72
Thanks for posting. Just checked mine & I'm good....

Thanks for posting. Just checked mine & I'm good.
I have about 60k on them & was hoping they were listed for recall. It would have been a nice Christmas gift.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-18-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Franko72
Might be time for a thermostat. You may want to...

Might be time for a thermostat. You may want to pick up a billet thermostat neck also. The stock stamped steel one is junk.
One thing to keep in mind about a hotter thermostat is it also raises...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,069
Posted By Franko72
Currently sitting at 313,000 turbo at 231k ...

Currently sitting at 313,000
turbo at 231k
trans at 241k
Injectors at 281k

Other than that just regular maintenance items.
Seen one with 500k & 749k while working in Texas.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,971
Posted By Franko72
$2.89 in Grants Pass OR. Guess I'll fill it up :)

$2.89 in Grants Pass OR. Guess I'll fill it up :)
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Franko72
Someone told me that you can use swimming pool...

Someone told me that you can use swimming pool test strips, but I haven't compared the two.
Supposed to be cheaper:-huh
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Franko72
I remember when I was a kid, I would stare at the...

I remember when I was a kid, I would stare at the Sears toy catalog & Tower Hobbies RC Car catalog.
Now I window shop on Clays site...:D

When I look at any Home Depot or Lowes add I can hear...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Franko72
I used to drive a v10 when I worked for the city....

I used to drive a v10 when I worked for the city. It was a torque monster!!!
Not sure about the mileage, but I can't see it any worse than 7mpg towing.
That's all my 01 F250 w/ 5.4 got and it was...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Franko72
I have to agree with Greg. I would look at a 6.2...

I have to agree with Greg. I would look at a 6.2 gas and skip the common mods that a stock 7.3 would require, low mileage or not.
It'll be quiet, have no cold start issues, & cost less at...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-11-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Franko72
Good to hear Jason. Hopefully no more issues for...

Good to hear Jason. Hopefully no more issues for a long time.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-10-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,971
Posted By Franko72
Just paid $2.99 gal here in OR.

Just paid $2.99 gal here in OR.
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