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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-08-2016, 10:40 PM
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Posted By joshofalltrades
mine once had a problem with the yellow wires...

mine once had a problem with the yellow wires that supply power to the gp relay, bypassed that with a piece of 4ga direct from the battery. if you see any sign of melting where those wires go through...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-08-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By joshofalltrades
i've had several failed vacuum pumps on mine over...

i've had several failed vacuum pumps on mine over the years. you either have a major leak or a bad pump. they're really simple to replace once you have the right pulley tool
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-07-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
The light in the dash is the only light I'm...

The light in the dash is the only light I'm focused on here
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-06-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
I'm back to feeling confused on this one. Tonight...

I'm back to feeling confused on this one. Tonight I went to start it after work, held the button down for ten seconds, light stayed on 4 seconds, went to start and it was like my plugs weren't...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-05-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
I already know that for the plugs themselves,...

I already know that for the plugs themselves, it's Motorcraft only, but it's good to know that about the controller as well. Last night I wired up a pushbutton to the relay, but left the controller...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-03-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
Ok, I finally got some answers here. I believe...

Ok, I finally got some answers here. I believe The controller itself has failed.
I tested the relay and found a voltage drop of only 0.1v across it, so thats good. I also tested the supply wire to...
Forum: Washington Chapter 10-03-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 36,884
Posted By joshofalltrades
Little lucy, I think I'll take that tailgate for...

Little lucy, I think I'll take that tailgate for dad's truck. I work in sultan, so not too far too pick up. I assume it's structurally solid? Dad's is getting pretty beat and we're looking for a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-30-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
Thanks for all the input guys! I'll be testing...

Thanks for all the input guys! I'll be testing the relay this weekend and see where that leaves me.
I'll post back with an update in a couple days.

And to clarify from the original post, it's...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-28-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By joshofalltrades
Glow plug issues that don't make sense

On my 87 e350, I'm having a heck of a time figuring out why my glow plugs aren't working right. On a cold start, I get about 4 seconds of the wts light, and usually have to run the plugs twice to get...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-02-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,609
Posted By joshofalltrades
Thanks for all the info on the studs! I'll...

Thanks for all the info on the studs! I'll definitely torque them a bit harder on both sides, even though I'm only actually repairing the one side. I'll be putting it in place in the morning and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-01-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,609
Posted By joshofalltrades
The first time around I torqued the heads to 80...

The first time around I torqued the heads to 80 ft-lbs as recommended my arp and the service manual for the 6.9 with its 7/16 studs. Some of the guys on the thread were thinking of their 7.3s with...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-29-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,609
Posted By joshofalltrades
well boys, sorry to resurrect my ancient thread...

well boys, sorry to resurrect my ancient thread after not being around in awhile, but i just blew it again.
the rear of the left head gasket blew out pretty bad on saturday, gasket was visibly torn...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-21-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By joshofalltrades
Well I took a look at it today and found all 8...

Well I took a look at it today and found all 8 glow plugs were Motorcraft and are in good shape. It fired up easy enough and had a noticeable drop for each injector line I loosened (one at a time)...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By joshofalltrades
he knows what a good engine is, so he got one...

he knows what a good engine is, so he got one thing right :)
don't you love how the bed and cab lines are so far opposed where the two meet
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 12-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By joshofalltrades
dad's truck started knocking...

dad's truck is an 90 F350 with the 7.3, and driving home from work yesterday it started knocking. i'll be going to look at it tomorrow, but wanted to post here first. so everything in this first...
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