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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-27-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Macrobb
Yeah, it's not consistant. To me, it sounds like...

Yeah, it's not consistant. To me, it sounds like a sharp tap/click, like someone beat a chunk of metal with a hammer quickly.



Could be, but what?

Alternator runs way too fast. AC isn't on...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-25-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Macrobb
Tapping noise when cold?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plb7Vaa2hTk

What do you think? It seems to only do this when cold, and is this intermittant metallic tapping noise coming from the drivers side.

Note that this is...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-21-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Macrobb
The stock alternator is externally regulated; the...

The stock alternator is externally regulated; the regulator may be at fault too.
It's a lot cheaper to replace. Also, make sure you have a good ground wire between the Battery -, Alternator case and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-21-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Macrobb
Timing. Also, check, are you smoking more than...

Timing.
Also, check, are you smoking more than usual? Maby a fail(ed|ing) injector or two.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-20-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Macrobb
Chances are, it'll probably keep working just...

Chances are, it'll probably keep working just fine. 9psi is slightly low, but you're still getting flow. 23 PSI is just fine, I think.

You could always just throw in a quart of Lucas, it'll bring...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Macrobb
Autoparts store grade fuel line should do it, and...

Autoparts store grade fuel line should do it, and I'd go with 3/8. You can just whack the plastic fuel line where it changes to metal, under the driver's side door, and slide the new line over it,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-18-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,046
Posted By Macrobb
If you're getting fuel pressure with no air when...

If you're getting fuel pressure with no air when it's running... it's bound to be an IP issue at this point. The IP is the nerve center here, the carburator and distributor, and while it's usually...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Macrobb
Make sure you've got a good ground, from the...

Make sure you've got a good ground, from the gauge's negative wire to somewhere on the block near the sender.
I added a good ground wire between the engine block and the passenger side chassis, and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-18-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Macrobb
I've got the equipment to actually measure the...

I've got the equipment to actually measure the timing(luminosity probe etc), but I've ended up just timing it by ear. We'll see when I get my new pump(a RD2-110), but with all the used pumps I've...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-17-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Macrobb
As long as it fits in the bore and on the...

As long as it fits in the bore and on the injector, it should work. It just gets squishes till it fills up the cracks anyway...
I've re-used the washers a few times and had no problems -- the bore...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-12-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Macrobb
I've found that a $10 set of 'stubby' wrenches...

I've found that a $10 set of 'stubby' wrenches from Harbor Freight works wonders -- the 9/16 being what you need.
Some pumps will let you get in with the wrench 'stock', some need it ground...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-10-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Macrobb
Yes, that is considered "static timing". These...

Yes, that is considered "static timing".
These engines are supposed to be "dynamic timed" using a timing light and tester system, but you can get away with adjusting it by ear, usually... but you...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Macrobb
Burning lots of oil is generally due to lots of...

Burning lots of oil is generally due to lots of blowby. It can be worsened by a CDR valve, but the CDR valve is designed to let blowby through... and that blowby carries little oil droplets with it....
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-10-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Macrobb
It's timing. I suspect you have the IP too...

It's timing. I suspect you have the IP too advanced, slightly.
How did you time the new IP, anyway?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 02-09-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Macrobb
Run the output side of the pump into a bucket....

Run the output side of the pump into a bucket. You may be sucking air into the electric pump.
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