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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By genscripter
Thanks for the advice. I'm pretty sure it's just...

Thanks for the advice. I'm pretty sure it's just my oil cooler, and I'm testing it now. One of the seals was really brittle and broke when I dissassembled it. The other seals had small cracks. I...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By genscripter
Nevermind on the oil cooler testing hunt. I gave...

Nevermind on the oil cooler testing hunt. I gave up trying to find a place that could do it. One place offered to cut the oil cooler cylinder in half and re-weld it once they conducted their...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By genscripter
DIY 7.3 IDI or Powerstroke Oil Cooler Pressure Tester

I got sick of looking for a place that could "test" my oil cooler, so I made my own testing apparatus.

Maybe the rest of you have knowledgeable Diesel mechanics in your town who know what an oil...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By genscripter
where to test oil cooler in LA?

I called a dozen places, but no one could do it. I called machine shops too, but no dice. One radiator place said they could do it, but I just went there and I could tell by the looks on their faces...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By genscripter
Question At first I was immediately concerned it was head...

At first I was immediately concerned it was head gaskets, but you guys have a lot more experience. I was overly concerned with my boost numbers since I'm running old head bolts, so I calibrated my...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By genscripter
I pulled the oil cooler today. I managed to get...

I pulled the oil cooler today. I managed to get the assembly out without jacking the motor. I guess that's a van thing. It was not easy, but it involved lots of turning and twisting of the oil...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By genscripter
Really? Wow. Never knew. :-jammin

Really? Wow. Never knew. :-jammin
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By genscripter
We are here. We are the crotchety jaded IDI...

We are here. We are the crotchety jaded IDI owners that get to read stories by giddy truck owners finding cheap turbo kits for $400 or reading about how hard it was to remove X part from their...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-02-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By genscripter
I was trying to find more information on this.......

I was trying to find more information on this.... I don't have the box anymore and I can't find my emailed copy of the receipt. It was something I bought on a lark cuz I had to spend an extra 30...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-02-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By genscripter
Do it sooner than later. My 1G wasn't even bad. ...

Do it sooner than later. My 1G wasn't even bad. I had it rebuilt about 2 years ago.

On a recent trip to the junkyard, I stumbled on a newly-dropped off 95 Taurus. I almost didn't check, cuz...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-02-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By genscripter
I put the sticky insulation on the engine-side of...

I put the sticky insulation on the engine-side of the doghouse. yeah, it's not ideal in terms of insulation since it's protected by the stock doghouse insulation, but there really isn't a good way...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By genscripter
Ford vs Chevy Truck Pull - YouTube

Ford vs Chevy Truck Pull - YouTube
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By genscripter
Just to confirm, I'm currently getting 14.1-14.5V...

Just to confirm, I'm currently getting 14.1-14.5V with my new alternator. That seems high.... Is that typical? I have an aftermarket digital voltage gauge in my van, so I can see the voltage in...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By genscripter
I installed an 1/8" layer of sticky back...

I installed an 1/8" layer of sticky back reflective insulation to the doghouse, then tried to install both the gasser reflective and diesel thick insulation. I couldn't fit all three layers on the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By genscripter
I finally got to the PS pump replacement this...

I finally got to the PS pump replacement this week. The knock is gone. Thanks for all the help.

NOTE: For anyone with an Econoline E150, E250, E350 van, I have a hot tip on how to undo the...
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