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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-22-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By thomabb
Sorry if I missed it, but did you get your truck...

Sorry if I missed it, but did you get your truck into a warm garage? If the fuel gelled the only way to get it moving again is to warm the whole truck up.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-22-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,551
Posted By thomabb
So you replied to a 6 year old thread??

So you replied to a 6 year old thread??
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-22-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By thomabb
Your throttle input is "fly by wire", which means...

Your throttle input is "fly by wire", which means you are telling the computer you want to go faster, and the computer is accelerating the engine. If I stomp the pedal the truck doesn't impress, but...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-14-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By thomabb
Well, there's a lot of amps running around your...

Well, there's a lot of amps running around your chassis while the starter is cranking. How did you come to know the ground strap was getting hot, was someone holding it during cranking? How hot is...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-13-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By thomabb
Try pulling the plug off the blower assembly...

Try pulling the plug off the blower assembly (under the hood passenger side at the firewall) and cleaning the connections. That fixed mine. The connector can get crud in it.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-12-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By thomabb
Should take about a minute with no input to the...

Should take about a minute with no input to the throttle or brake for the high idle to spool up. Glad all is as it should. Without high idle you will be waiting for a long time for heat.
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 01-06-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By thomabb
How have you ruled these items out? After the...

How have you ruled these items out? After the engine warms up, can you shut down and immediately restart normally?
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 01-05-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By thomabb
I am not familiar enough with that motor to be...

I am not familiar enough with that motor to be much help, but your symptoms as described point to either weak spark or low compression. The starting fluid is making the fuel air mix more volatile...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-05-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By thomabb
Mine makes that noise. It occurs when the engine...

Mine makes that noise. It occurs when the engine isn't working hard in cold temps. The EBPV closes to keep the engine warmer. It opens as soon as load on the motor increases a little. Guys who...
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 12-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,759
Posted By thomabb
And put a post-it note on your dash with the...

And put a post-it note on your dash with the height of your rig. And don't trust the posted heights of those bridges. They do not come back and adjust the signs after repaving projects, so the...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-18-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By thomabb
Are the battery wires corroded where they connect...

Are the battery wires corroded where they connect to the clamps for the battery posts?
Forum: Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck RV Towing 12-18-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By thomabb
I have wrapped an electric blanket around my...

I have wrapped an electric blanket around my propane grill tank to use it in the dead of winter. Works like a charm.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By thomabb
Ford's white (I think it is called Oxford White)...

Ford's white (I think it is called Oxford White) was the same from '99 through 2008, and probably beyond that.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By thomabb
Measure resistance between the round prong and...

Measure resistance between the round prong and each of the flat prongs. Should be infinite.
Forum: Alternative Fuels, Hybrids & Mileage 12-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By thomabb
I did get it. It burned great. When diesel was...

I did get it. It burned great. When diesel was over $4 I was adding 5 gallons to every tank, so I was cutting my fuel bill by 20%. Didn't miss a beat, foul a filter, burn an injector or anything. ...
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