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Old 06-15-2018, 12:19 PM
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water pumps,fan clutches...... summer fun.

Right before last summer I did some preventitive maintentence on my 220k mile motor and replaced my accessory drive belt, idler pulley, tensioner, thermostat,and the upper , lower hoses when I did my radiator flush and new coolant.

of course it was on my mind to go ahead and replace the pump and fan clutch while I was already in there but
I did not..... so of course the pump decided to puke yesterday. Go figure.

I almost always use motorcraft unless there is a BETTER part available and I doubt the $60 Airtex is better,
But it sure begs the question why or how much better can a pump costing 4 times as much can be. Arrrggg

Anyhow, my takeaway, replace everything at the same time.
 
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You probably need it sooner but just a little over twice as much...Water Pump for 1999 through 2003 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke Diesels

Not 100% sure it is considered MC. I did the same thing you did pretty much this year, but did do the fan clutch since mine locked up in March.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:25 PM
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You probably need it sooner but just a little over twice as much...Water Pump for 1999 through 2003 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke Diesels

Not 100% sure it is considered MC. I did the same thing you did pretty much this year, but did do the fan clutch since mine locked up in March.
Perfect, I am hung up on the name brand as long as I know the quality, assuming it is actually sourced as stated it is the quality I want. Ordering it now

what brand clutch did you use ?
 
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Shout out to Diesel O rings ... ordered online at 2:06 and got a ups shipping confirmation at 2:24

not only do they have the good parts but awesomeness customer service.
 
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Perfect, I am hung up on the name brand as long as I know the quality, assuming it is actually sourced as stated it is the quality I want. Ordering it now

what brand clutch did you use ?
I ended up with a Motorcraft. I was in Texas during spring break so didn't have many options. Locked up as soon as we got to San Antonio about 20mins from my parents place. Talk about luck.
 
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I consider Hayden to be a brand with a good reputation and tempted to buy their clutch for 1/2 the cost of the motorcraft but given I mostly use my ex deep into Mexico and the deserts of western USA I went with the motorcraft, figured this one lasted 225k I suppose $200 isn’t so bad.

while on Diesel o rings site I also got the full o ring parts kit for spares. Going to do the turbo pedestal and fuel bowl beore my next trip.
 
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got the new pump and fan clutch in, my overflow tank looks crappy so ordering that now.

at that point the entire cooling system and front accessory drive has been replaced within the last 12 months with the exception of the radiator.....

Is 17 years a reasonable life expenctancy for the stock radiator ? Replace it now while it sits in my driveway rather then in some far flung desert in Mexico ?

Dang.... donít really want to spend another $400 bucks right now but it does seem like the prudent thing to do.




 
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Based on my experiences... if your overflow tank looks like trash, the inside of your radiator looks the same.

I'd replace it way before I'd take it deep into the mexican desert. To be honest, I'd change it before I got deep into any desert.
 
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My .02c

I replaced my pulleys, belt, water pump and tensioner, AND badly rattling fan clutch with a P.O.S. Napa fan clutch, cause it was 200$ cheaper vs Ford.

Failed 8,000KM later, rattling again. Next Napa fan clutch is still working, but whines all the time. In the summer my Ex sounds like a freaking kenworth I am serious. Even in the winter when it is -20c, fan clutch is screaming as I drive away from the house (it does settle down eventually though)

Should have bought the ford fan clutch and spent the extra $$.
 
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I cheaped out on the radiator...I got one from 1Auto for 150 free shipping. Mine was leaking from the plastic ends. So my recommendation is if you can and everything is apart do it.
 
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I have a Ford/Motorcraft fan clutch replacement. It has about 4 years and 100k on it. It is starting to come on all the the time these days, and I suspect I need another one. I guess I need to watch temps while driving to see if it has a good reason for coming on...

I have the all-aluminum replacement radiator. The plastic tank on top failed on my stocker. Cracked right off at the inlet hose from the pump.
 
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Well hell.... might as well get a coolant filter now.
 
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Well hell.... might as well get a coolant filter now.
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Well hell.... might as well get a coolant filter now.

meh, I donít see a need.

Back when I did the flush ( itís only one and it still had factory coolant in it ) I captured all the coolant in a tub and then ran that through a paper paint filter and there was no sediment worth noting. The 7.3 cooling system is not prone to blockage like the 6.0 so I really see no need.
 
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meh, I donít see a need.

Back when I did the flush ( itís only one and it still had factory coolant in it ) I captured all the coolant in a tub and then ran that through a paper paint filter and there was no sediment worth noting. The 7.3 cooling system is not prone to blockage like the 6.0 so I really see no need.
maybe only a need if you were 1 of those guys going thru water pumps. It's been heard of , but if not the factory 150$ version does the job
 
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