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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 01-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By zloetakoe
sweet. i'll go get the truck and start some...

sweet. i'll go get the truck and start some diagnosing. I thought I had that relay hooked up correctly... sounds like something is amiss though...

THANKS FOR THE HELP EVERYONE!

Update: well,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 01-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By zloetakoe
Runs to a relay I like the jumper idea, and...

Runs to a relay

I like the jumper idea, and have considered it, but since the pump will run when the pump wire is attached to the FSS wire, shouldn't that mean the FSS is getting current? I would...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 01-03-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By zloetakoe
odd problem; FSS and glow plugs?

don't know if this is all related, but it seems odd that suddenly nothing is working.

So I started the truck about 30 minutes ago, it started fine and the glow plugs were working. Then, I drove...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,468
Posted By zloetakoe
Found that the PO(s) had replaced the dowels with...

Found that the PO(s) had replaced the dowels with nuts. It subsequently broke the plastic wheel that the dowels sit in. Made MY repair much more complicated. Will be replacing with nylon dowels in...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By zloetakoe
I replaced the GPs and put in a duralift, same as...

I replaced the GPs and put in a duralift, same as you. I wait about 15 seconds for the pump to do its thing, and attempt to fire it up. Works MUCH better than before. I was draining the batteries...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By zloetakoe
Wow, sounds like those gauges are extremely...

Wow, sounds like those gauges are extremely unreliable. As I said, my truck sits at "N" most of the time. When I was doing the cooling flush and had distilled water in the system it rapidly rose to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By zloetakoe
Putting a new duralift fuel pump on my truck did...

Putting a new duralift fuel pump on my truck did wonders for the way it was running, but it did not solve my similar symptoms.

I still get white smoke on start up and for about 2-3 minutes will...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-05-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By zloetakoe
dash temp gauge question

Dash temperature gauge needle on my truck stays at about the "N" in normal. I feel like that is the low end. I realize these aren't perfect gauges, but would like to know where the needle on some...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By zloetakoe
AFter the last month's project (oil cooler,...

AFter the last month's project (oil cooler, radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat, new hoses) I'd be the most concerned about the condition of the trucks cooling system. Can't believe how...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,982
Posted By zloetakoe
I know this thread is old. But in case anyone is...

I know this thread is old. But in case anyone is wondering, stacking the nuts is a BAD idea. Eventually it will break the GEAR and that is around 13$ to replace. Just do it right and get the gear...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-29-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By zloetakoe
well, it looks like SCA is the way to go for our...

well, it looks like SCA is the way to go for our older IDIs. Anyone using ELCs? I actually bought ELC fluid, but think I'll return it for some SCA stuff so that I'm not replacing stuff prematurely.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By zloetakoe
Figured that whatever was behind there was...

Figured that whatever was behind there was important. I'm hoping that getting some good quality AF in there will slow down the process. Should have taken a picture. It was pretty unbelievable.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By zloetakoe
Yes, and no. I'll try to be more specific. ...

Yes, and no.

I'll try to be more specific. If I turn the truck off, with the volume up and without hitting the "power" button on the radio (never had to turn the power off of the radio when...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,335
Posted By zloetakoe
Thanks everyone, plan on getting my front tank...

Thanks everyone, plan on getting my front tank working... someday... This will be very helpful.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By zloetakoe
What is behind that plate? Mine was corroded...

What is behind that plate? Mine was corroded pretty badly from what I assume was YEARS of running/sitting the truck with the same long worn out antifreeze before I got ahold of it. Lesson learned,...
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