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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-02-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 90
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Posted By joshofalltrades
Thanks for all the info on the studs! I'll...

Thanks for all the info on the studs! I'll definitely torque them a bit harder on both sides, even though I'm only actually repairing the one side. I'll be putting it in place in the morning and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,264
Posted By joshofalltrades
The first time around I torqued the heads to 80...

The first time around I torqued the heads to 80 ft-lbs as recommended my arp and the service manual for the 6.9 with its 7/16 studs. Some of the guys on the thread were thinking of their 7.3s with...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-29-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,264
Posted By joshofalltrades
well boys, sorry to resurrect my ancient thread...

well boys, sorry to resurrect my ancient thread after not being around in awhile, but i just blew it again.
the rear of the left head gasket blew out pretty bad on saturday, gasket was visibly torn...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-21-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
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, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
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, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
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, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
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, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
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?
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