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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-30-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Compression test won't tell you where the...

Compression test won't tell you where the pressure is going. Run a leak down test if you have an air compressor. At most it will cost is a set of valve cover gaskets. Yank the valve covers, loosen...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-08-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Not spinning fast enough can be batteries, cables...

Not spinning fast enough can be batteries, cables or the starter itself. If it sounds like a gasser V8 turning over, it's too slow.

As said before, check for voltage at the GPs when they're...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-17-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Small piece of tie wire with a hook bent in the...

Small piece of tie wire with a hook bent in the end and you'll fish them right out.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-10-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Love that body style, especially in 4wd. I...

Love that body style, especially in 4wd. I pulled about 18mpg out of my 6.9 NA on the highway, but that was a while back.

That is not a 79 Dana 44 due to the drum brakes.
Forum: Offroad & 4x4 05-12-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By ihateminimumwage
100Dollerman is basically a big dirt lot with...

100Dollerman is basically a big dirt lot with some storage buildings. I just drove out there (while visiting SoCal) and talked to the kid running the forklift. $500 flat and had 5 tires loaded up. ...
Forum: Offroad & 4x4 05-07-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I've been running the 37" Goodyear Military OZ...

I've been running the 37" Goodyear Military OZ tires for years now on my stock height 86 F350. Tiny bit of the front fender got trimmed off (previous owner had smashed that bit up offroading with...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-27-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,133
Posted By ihateminimumwage
OP, if you have a meter, pop the wires off and...

OP, if you have a meter, pop the wires off and OHM your glow plugs to ground, it will quickly tell you if any have burned out. Only have to lose a couple on an older engine for it to not fire.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,949
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Paranoia comes free with any major repairs, no...

Paranoia comes free with any major repairs, no matter how sure of them you are.:-X04
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I checked mine with an IR thermometer, and shows...

I checked mine with an IR thermometer, and shows close to 70 degrees, so after it's running for a bit you should be able to reach up and feel the heat.

You're lucky yours just stopped working;...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By ihateminimumwage
I just switched to manual GPs on my 86 (12v spade...

I just switched to manual GPs on my 86 (12v spade style). On the older models it would be easy to just hook the controller back up to cycle and also have the switch.

Just ran an "add-a-fuse" to a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-14-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By ihateminimumwage
My truck came with a water separator from who...

My truck came with a water separator from who knows what installed (filter is for a Detroit). No heater on it, and haven't had any issues starting in the winter.

Just make sure to drain it...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-14-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,949
Posted By ihateminimumwage
With the new engine: If you have an air...

With the new engine:

If you have an air compressor, loosen the rockers so all the valves close and run air down the GP holes. This will tell you if the valves are properly seated or not, or if...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Finally got the ol' girl back together yesterday....

Finally got the ol' girl back together yesterday. Drove all day today, and no issues. Now to drive it for at least a few hundred miles, and going to change the fluid out when I do my brakes, drums...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By ihateminimumwage
You might be able to clear it up with the ATF in...

You might be able to clear it up with the ATF in the fuel filter trick. I started running 50/50 Power service/ATF. Fire it up for 30 seconds or so, and let it sit at least 24 hours to really get at...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Run a new set of BB codes if you're going to swap...

Run a new set of BB codes if you're going to swap them all out. Woke my N/A engine up.

If you only have one bad one, either pull it and soak in PB blaster, or open it up and clean it out. It's...
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