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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Macrobb
Brakes... sounds like the vacuum pump is...

Brakes... sounds like the vacuum pump is failing/failed -- I'd check on that; pull the host off the vacuum booster at idle and feel if you're getting vacuum.

Not sure about power steering...
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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 107
Posted By Macrobb
While I'm not saying it is the problem(In this...

While I'm not saying it is the problem(In this case it's probably the starter), most components have a "bathtub" shaped curve -- the /most/ likely times for a failure is when it is either brand new,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By Macrobb
I'm just going to leave this here... ...

I'm just going to leave this here...
http://robbiethe1st.afraid.org/images/truck/20150727_001.jpg
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 107
Posted By Macrobb
One easy test -- jump the solenoid on the...

One easy test -- jump the solenoid on the passenger fender well, from the small terminal to the battery side large terminal. If it cranks, you've probably got a neutral or clutch switch issue. If...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By Macrobb
Being sucked in like that... Make sure your...

Being sucked in like that... Make sure your radiator cap is working good.
On the other hand, it may just be a worn/weak hose. Over time, the rubber softens with the heat, and makes it more squishy,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 91
Posted By Macrobb
Does the noise go away when you touch the clutch,...

Does the noise go away when you touch the clutch, press it in slightly?
It might just be a worn throwout lever(I forget the correct name of it right now; it connects the slave cyl to the throwout...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Macrobb
This /is/ good news.

This /is/ good news.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By Macrobb
There should be a screw or wheel on the bottom...

There should be a screw or wheel on the bottom you can unscrew to let fluid/water out.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Macrobb
For best performance, pumps should be replaced...

For best performance, pumps should be replaced about every 100K. They don't typically 'die' catastrophically, though... the timing just gets sloppier, and then you run into hard starting etc.
So,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By Macrobb
Here's a couple of ideas: If you just need a...

Here's a couple of ideas:
If you just need a RPM signal, you can use the existing tach sensor. All you need to do is divide by 53 and you have RPM.
You should be able to do this in the MS, or if...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Macrobb
Basically, yeah. All of the above. As far...

Basically, yeah. All of the above.

As far as how much you can turn up the pump, it's basically 'until it smokes'. Once you get smoke, you get slightly /less/ power than turning it down to just...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-30-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By Macrobb
You mean it's under vacuum? This is somewhat...

You mean it's under vacuum? This is somewhat normal - When the engine heats up, the water expands, and some is pushed out into the overflow container. When it cools down, the water shrinks, causing a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-30-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,718
Posted By Macrobb
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There's a little 1/8 NPT plug on the driver's side, right at the rear. It's kind of hard to get to with the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-30-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By Macrobb
With a U-haul rig, I'm guessing it's got a good...

With a U-haul rig, I'm guessing it's got a good transmission cooler? C6's, while bulletproof aren't exactly the most efficient due to not having a converter lockup. This = lots of heat.

Also, the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-30-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By Macrobb
I'm betting you had that thing pretty much...

I'm betting you had that thing pretty much floored?

More fuel = more temperature; and yes, when you load it for quite a while you'll get temps going up.

I'd start worrying if you get to the L...
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