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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By genscripter
what's the status of your heater core? Maybe it...

what's the status of your heater core? Maybe it has a pin hole leak that is leeching coolant, it gets warm, evaporates into your HVAC system, and you are breathing that in?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By genscripter
Talk about a RED FLAG. Dude restored the whole...

Talk about a RED FLAG. Dude restored the whole truck and didn't even know what engine he had? He replaced the flywheel (as he says "the solid 1 piece designed for the Powerstroke"), but didn't know...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,796
Posted By genscripter
Here's a whopper of a deal. I'm calling my bank...

Here's a whopper of a deal. I'm calling my bank now! For the low low price of $19,500, you can get a 24-year-old van with a standard 4x4 package. I better move fast before someone else get this...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By genscripter
I thought I better screengrab this before it's...

I thought I better screengrab this before it's taken down.... what am i saying, at that price, it'll never sell.
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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-25-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By genscripter
Seller on Craigslist is on crack: $19.5K for an IDI van

Definitely on crack. Ford diesel 4x4 club wagon van (http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/5156835297.html)

He says "he was never planning on selling." My prediction is he has nothing to worry...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-22-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By genscripter
Yes, that's true when the engine is running. But...

Yes, that's true when the engine is running. But once the vehicle is shut down, the oil pressure equalizes, but the coolant system is still under pressure. So, my leak has to be in a place where...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By genscripter
If that was the case, wouldn't my coolant...

If that was the case, wouldn't my coolant pressure push some of the coolant into my oil?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-21-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By genscripter
more news. I pulled the t-stat, cuz now it won't...

more news. I pulled the t-stat, cuz now it won't open. While I had it off, I saw black streaks of oil. This is different than the grey goo, so I'm thinking my oil leak must be by there. This is...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-21-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By genscripter
No. unfortunately, the dash is very different. ...

No. unfortunately, the dash is very different.


As for the turbo, that's a tough one. There are several IDI van guys on this forum that have been hunting for used van turbo kits for years. I...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-20-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By genscripter
Oil coolers are different, diesel filter housings...

Oil coolers are different, diesel filter housings are different (thus the metal fuel lines are different), CDR location. 1st and 4th injector lines are different.

If you have turbos, those are...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-19-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By genscripter
Is there a way to tell if the engine already has...

Is there a way to tell if the engine already has head studs? The Banks Turbo on it was installed professionally, so I'd expect them to put in the right studs. But maybe not, since this is a van. ...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By genscripter
More updates. I blew today trying to clear the...

More updates. I blew today trying to clear the oil in the coolant. I got the L-11 Oil Emulsifier. So far, I'm pretty impressed. I poured in a bottle into the radiator, and let the engine run for...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By genscripter
Temporarily swapping my 1988 7.3 with a 1984 6.9 questions....

I'm considering installing my spare 6.9 from 1984 into my van while I work on the 7.3 in the garage. I'm hoping it is a temporary situation for a few months, unless the 7.3 inspection turns up...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-15-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By genscripter
I remember going to the Iola Car Show back in '96...

I remember going to the Iola Car Show back in '96 or '97, and there was a salesman selling a gimmick coil amplifier. He gradually turned off one, then two, then three spark plugs until the truck ran...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-15-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By genscripter
Replace your block plugs with petcocks. it makes...

Replace your block plugs with petcocks. it makes things a lot neater.
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