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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-26-2017, 12:40 PM
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Posted By genscripter
I've updated my website to have the IDI van...

I've updated my website to have the IDI van Diesel fuel sender conversion explanation (http://nickpisca.com/Alamo/idivantanksender.html).
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-26-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By genscripter
Also, I have an e-pump with a decent filter and...

Also, I have an e-pump with a decent filter and clear housing, so I can see how the fuel is coming up from the tanks. For the most part, my fuel is pretty darn clean, so I'm not worried about the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-26-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By genscripter
I didn't put an inline filter, but I had dropped...

I didn't put an inline filter, but I had dropped my tank last year to see if the brass float was full of fuel. At that point, we tried to clean the tank as best as possible, and upon inspection,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-25-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By genscripter
I dropped the tank and got the new sender...

I dropped the tank and got the new sender working. However, I had to make a lot of changes to get it to function pretty close to what I want. I'll be making a bigger post soon with pictures of how...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-24-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By genscripter
When you changed your headlight switch, was the...

When you changed your headlight switch, was the plug cooked?

Take your headlight switch out and try to test your plug, kinda like this: Part 1 -How to Test the Ford Headlight Switch...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-24-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By genscripter
I concur about calling too. I almost never...

I concur about calling too. I almost never receive any help for my old cars via email. You gotta remember, the people who built your ambulance are probably in their 60's or 70's now (or older), and...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-24-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By genscripter
How did you calculate 40 gallons? Did you get...

How did you calculate 40 gallons? Did you get that by filling the tank, or by measuring the length, width, and height?

As far as I remember, the only ford tanks that even came even close to 40...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-23-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 568
Posted By genscripter
Hmmmm. I haven't read that. In fact, the CDR...

Hmmmm. I haven't read that. In fact, the CDR is something that can be cleaned and replaced rather easily, so it's odd to delete it over a rare occurrence like that.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 568
Posted By genscripter
I agree. I read that a CDR delete will cause...

I agree. I read that a CDR delete will cause your smoke to be excessive out the tailpipe too.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By genscripter
Here's a better set of pictures of the fuel...

Here's a better set of pictures of the fuel pickup out of the tank: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1026825-fuel-tank-sending-units-2.html#post12907382
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By genscripter
Check out this link: ...

Check out this link: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1274230-methods-for-replacing-the-cone-of-failure-aka-fuel-pick-up.html
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By genscripter
You could do a simple test right away. Pull the...

You could do a simple test right away. Pull the supply fuel hose off the fuel pickup. Put a 2-ft section of hose on the bib. Suck on it. Or if you have a brake bleeder, use that, if you are...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 568
Posted By genscripter
I have two van turbo kits. (Banks and Hypermax)....

I have two van turbo kits. (Banks and Hypermax). It definitely wakes up the engine. Highly recommend it.

Here's the post I made to explain my Hypermax install: ...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-22-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 568
Posted By genscripter
The fuel gauge is always a problem on these old...

The fuel gauge is always a problem on these old diesel fords. Also, it is likely the sender is failing, probably in both tanks. Does your fuel gauge not show much difference when you switch between...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-20-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By genscripter
Another benefit of the 3G is the size. I have...

Another benefit of the 3G is the size. I have the van, where reducing the size of anything can be a plus. So going 3G means having a few more cubic inches of access to injectors, etc.
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