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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By retiredsparky
Have you considered checking the condition of the...

Have you considered checking the condition of the transfer case fluid? That is some serious weight to be hauling with a transfer case that may not really be designed to handle such heavy loads. I...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 07-19-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By retiredsparky
If you use copper, use the one hole straps that...

If you use copper, use the one hole straps that have a rubber piece to isolate the strap from the metal. Copper over time will become work hardened or crystallized if it vibrates too much, so strap...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 06-08-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By retiredsparky
The magic of forums like this one is that the...

The magic of forums like this one is that the knowledge and experience of the many contributors makes it possible to own a complicated piece of machinery without the machine eating you out of house...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 04-23-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By retiredsparky
New sensors are probably cheaper than the ABS...

New sensors are probably cheaper than the ABS module. If you replace the sensors and the problem does not go away, you have eliminated 2 out of 3. However, the problem seems to be illogical, so I am...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 04-05-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By retiredsparky
As David pointed out, fuel bleed down is a common...

As David pointed out, fuel bleed down is a common problem when a fuel o-ring goes bad. The same condition happens when any part of the fuel system is worked on and air gets into the lines. Automakers...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 04-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By retiredsparky
It would also make sense that the accuracy of the...

It would also make sense that the accuracy of the oil temp sensor plays a role in the PCM engine control (at any temp).
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 04-05-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By retiredsparky
Tom, Would the truck even run with reference...

Tom,
Would the truck even run with reference voltage significantly below 5 volts?
You do bring up a condition that I have not seen discussed on the forum before. It does make sense that if one...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 04-01-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By retiredsparky
Tom, It is thoughtful of you to invest the...

Tom,
It is thoughtful of you to invest the dollars and do this test. I, like others have wondered about Archoil.
Your #5 is interesting to me-that ICP # is a solid increase. Does that indicate a...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By retiredsparky
It is a different language, aint it? He is using...

It is a different language, aint it? He is using an application for a smart phone called Torque Pro, I believe. The dongle is a device that plugs into a receptacle hidden under the dash by the...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By retiredsparky
Computerized vehicles seem way more reliable than...

Computerized vehicles seem way more reliable than the typical desktop or laptop computer. I am constantly surprised that my truck starts and runs every time with no hangups like a typical computer.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-15-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By retiredsparky
Cat 5, Cat 5e, etc. do have a permeable jacket,...

Cat 5, Cat 5e, etc. do have a permeable jacket, unless designed for exterior use. They will work for quite a few years, but eventually degrade, especially if installed in underground conduits or any...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,336
Posted By retiredsparky
Experiments with pictures to come! I just got...

Experiments with pictures to come! I just got the (expensive) DeOxit products in the mail today so I will be doing a before and after experiment comparing their effect with the effect of Home Depot...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 02-25-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,587
Posted By retiredsparky
A symptom that occurs when the "real" electrons...

A symptom that occurs when the "real" electrons are flowing, but does not seem to show up when a test meter is used is actually quite common in the electrical world. There is a big difference between...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 02-15-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By retiredsparky
Rich, good idea for a post that will probably...

Rich, good idea for a post that will probably attract a lot of dont's. My lesson Don't forget to check the hub selector lock rings after installation to ensure that they are firmly in place. I lost...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 02-15-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By retiredsparky
Mix up some ATF and acetone. (Use rubber gloves)....

Mix up some ATF and acetone. (Use rubber gloves). Apply repeatedly over several hours to cold manifold. Just before removal attempt, apply heat with small torch around sensor to heat manifold, but...
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