Go Back  Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
Reload this Page >

+++++++ Today was a good day! What did you do to your rig? +++++++

Notices
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

+++++++ Today was a good day! What did you do to your rig? +++++++

 
  #1  
Old 10-03-2018, 02:03 PM
Shovelheadrob's Avatar
Shovelheadrob
Shovelheadrob is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cambs, England
Posts: 653
Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.
+++++++ Today was a good day! What did you do to your rig? +++++++

After sorting out my 2wd lo mod last week & fitting my Riffraff F650 lower dash, I thought I'd give the truck some mechanical love today. Fitted some EBC Yellowstuff pads up front, found the inner pad on the passenger side was stuck & the friction material was becoming detached, explains why the truck was pulling very slightly to the left under braking, cleaned & reassembled, now stops straight.
Drained some coolant & changed the upper radiator hose for the one that enables you to change the serpentine belt without removing it, then fitted a new green belt. Checked all levels & greased a few nipples & it's good to go, oil and filters not due for a few K yet.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mods Edit: With Rob's blessing to convert this thread, I've been wanting to have a "What have you done to your rig" technical conversation thread like we have in other forums where we can BS about the latest maintenance, mods, problems, or passing topics of convo about our trucks.

We already have a general chat thread, so as a rule of thumb, please keep this about your truck.

Hope this works!

Stewart
 

Last edited by Stewart_H; 10-05-2018 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Edit thread title and alter to make discussion thread
  #2  
Old 10-03-2018, 03:05 PM
Sous's Avatar
Sous
Sous is online now
Moderator and SXE Junkie!
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lake Hartwell, GA
Posts: 8,877
Sous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputation
Good work!

All I can think about is the Ice Cube (long time ago) song though after reading the thread title...





 
  #3  
Old 10-04-2018, 02:46 AM
Shovelheadrob's Avatar
Shovelheadrob
Shovelheadrob is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cambs, England
Posts: 653
Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.
Thanks, I've just got the Trutrac to fit before the weather turns, it's been sitting on a shelf under my bench for nearly 12 months!
 
  #4  
Old 10-04-2018, 07:12 AM
timmyboy76's Avatar
timmyboy76
timmyboy76 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,104
timmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud of
Way to get-ur-dun....had me a moment yesterday too, with fixing the leak at the hpop fitting
 
  #5  
Old 10-04-2018, 08:18 AM
ZachinCO's Avatar
ZachinCO
ZachinCO is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 507
ZachinCO is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Having that upper hose that doesn't intersect the serpentine is such a relief. Not sure why they even make 2 hoses.
 
  #6  
Old 10-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Shovelheadrob's Avatar
Shovelheadrob
Shovelheadrob is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cambs, England
Posts: 653
Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.Shovelheadrob has a good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by ZachinCO View Post
Having that upper hose that doesn't intersect the serpentine is such a relief. Not sure why they even make 2 hoses.
My guess is that they did the other one first then had to re-engineer things for dual alternators, but carried on with both. Although there's already the recess on the alternator bracket for the hose & a retaining zip tie.
 
  #7  
Old 10-04-2018, 01:20 PM
Sous's Avatar
Sous
Sous is online now
Moderator and SXE Junkie!
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lake Hartwell, GA
Posts: 8,877
Sous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputationSous has a superb reputation
Probably thought they could save 6" of rubber hose 10,000,000 times over and said do it!
 
  #8  
Old 10-04-2018, 03:48 PM
Stewart_H's Avatar
Stewart_H
Stewart_H is online now
The Nekkid Super Mod
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central Coast of CA
Posts: 28,361
Stewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputation
Changed the oil the other day, but that was on my 6.0 PSD.

I need to change the aftermarket frame mounted fuel filter on the Ex. It's a little past time and I've been putting it off long enough.

Stewart
 
  #9  
Old 10-04-2018, 05:44 PM
timmyboy76's Avatar
timmyboy76
timmyboy76 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,104
timmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud of
Welded up and bolted brackets to ladder rack, so i can haul the 6ft n 8ft on the . also, made a cargo extender years ago but it wouldnt flop over when i installed ther ack lol. The corners hit, so cut them off and 45* them with new metal

Brackets need paint

Clears now
 
  #10  
Old 10-04-2018, 06:03 PM
Wesley Green's Avatar
Wesley Green
Wesley Green is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Muskogee, Ok
Posts: 1,342
Wesley Green has a great reputation on FTE.Wesley Green has a great reputation on FTE.Wesley Green has a great reputation on FTE.Wesley Green has a great reputation on FTE.Wesley Green has a great reputation on FTE.
Placed an order from KC turbo for their S300 drop in turbine wheel. So there will be some work in cooler weather in the near future
 
  #11  
Old 10-04-2018, 06:22 PM
guitarpicr's Avatar
guitarpicr
guitarpicr is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Posts: 2,319
guitarpicr has a very good reputation on FTE.guitarpicr has a very good reputation on FTE.guitarpicr has a very good reputation on FTE.
Finally made the switch over to 5w-40 synthetic last weekend. Cant tell a huge difference but Im sure it will start easier when cold weather hits.
 
  #12  
Old 10-04-2018, 06:42 PM
F0rdc0wb0y's Avatar
F0rdc0wb0y
F0rdc0wb0y is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 156
F0rdc0wb0y is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Changed oil, coolant and fuel filters. Ordered OUO traction bar kit and also ordered rebuild kits (u joints, carrier bearing, etc.) for front and rear driveshafts.
 
  #13  
Old 10-04-2018, 07:02 PM
timmyboy76's Avatar
timmyboy76
timmyboy76 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,104
timmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud oftimmyboy76 has much to be proud of
Got my sonnax trans bypass kit last week, hpop gasket kit and waterpump oring today. Waiting von my bellows that were ordered tuesday...
 
  #14  
Old 10-05-2018, 07:24 AM
Firefighter 1406's Avatar
Firefighter 1406
Firefighter 1406 is online now
Postmaster
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 4,948
Firefighter 1406 has a great reputation on FTE.Firefighter 1406 has a great reputation on FTE.Firefighter 1406 has a great reputation on FTE.Firefighter 1406 has a great reputation on FTE.Firefighter 1406 has a great reputation on FTE.
It wasn’t today but the other day I installed my Hydra chip, getting to be an expert at pulling the pcm. Makes quite a difference and loving it so far.

While resurrecting this truck there seems to be money to be spent at every corner. But hey at least I am having fun again, not stressing about something expensive breaking on the 6.4.
 
  #15  
Old 10-05-2018, 08:07 AM
BBslider001's Avatar
BBslider001
BBslider001 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 7,856
BBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant futureBBslider001 has a brilliant future
Originally Posted by timmyboy76 View Post
Got my sonnax trans bypass kit last week, hpop gasket kit and waterpump oring today. Waiting von my bellows that were ordered tuesday...
Looks like good wintertime fun!! You gonna reseal the HPOP too while it's out?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.