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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-11-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Scratcher
The brake lights were working. All fixed now....

The brake lights were working. All fixed now. Wiring issue at the rear!
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-11-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,186
Posted By Scratcher
Installed LMC weather seals on drivers side. The...

Installed LMC weather seals on drivers side. The window seals were a bear to get in with the windows still in. WD40 helped though. Now my door won't close all the way un less I body press is from the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-06-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Scratcher
The lever arm that attaches to the splined shaft...

The lever arm that attaches to the splined shaft on the cross bolt is shot. New one ordered and shipped to shop
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Scratcher
clutch fail 250mls from home

Just got the clutch replaced and did the pushrod upgrade 500 MLS ago. Pedal is going to the floor and will no actuate the pushrod. There is fluid in the MC.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Scratcher
Thanks to all who replied and helped. Really...

Thanks to all who replied and helped. Really appreciated! :))
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Scratcher
So I can just leave the old unit as is and...

So I can just leave the old unit as is and connect a new electronic controller? All the wiring is already disconnected from the old one anyway.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-25-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Scratcher
Brake Controller question

Never towed more than a single axle non braked trailer, but that's about to change! Truck came with the controller in the pic but its disconnected. Wires cut and taped. So my question is what kind of...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Scratcher
tail lights out!

I can't figure this out. Both turn signals work at the rear but I have no tail lights. Checked the filaments on the bulbs and I checked fuses. Just can't figure it out.:-banghead
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-26-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Scratcher
I changed mine out last year for a gear...

I changed mine out last year for a gear reduction. Spins faster. Its the way to go for a diesel. Faster cranking is good!!
Forum: Michigan Chapter 05-06-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Scratcher
Well since the truck is 30 years old there's lots...

Well since the truck is 30 years old there's lots of rust. Its possible they may be the original joints since it was pretty low mileage when I got it. It had only been used a couple of times a year...
Forum: Michigan Chapter 05-06-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Scratcher
Not sure actually. No free play in the shaft. I...

Not sure actually. No free play in the shaft. I raised the rear and ran it in gear and heard nothing. Lowered it and rocked it back and forth........nothing.


When I drive it I get a squeaking...
Forum: Michigan Chapter 05-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Scratcher
NW side. Thanks for the info:-X22

NW side. Thanks for the info:-X22
Forum: Michigan Chapter 05-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Scratcher
Just moved to GR looking for a shop

Moved to Grand Rapids from Indiana recently. We love it here!:D


I have a 83 F250 6.9IDI RWD. Looking for a reliable honest shop that can do my U joints on the driveshaft. I do all my own engine...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-25-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Scratcher
Advances injection timing by injecting fuel into...

Advances injection timing by injecting fuel into the combustion chamber earlier than when its warm. Look at the tail pipe too and you will see more smoke than normal. All perfectly normal. No need to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Scratcher
This is the correct answer. Coolant sensor...

This is the correct answer. Coolant sensor activates timing advance on the IP. (Think choke in a gasoline engine) No need to worry, its perfectly normal on all diesel engines. Even without it a...
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