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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Christof13T
yes you are. These engines don't really "dry...

yes you are.
These engines don't really "dry start".
If your idle is steady... your oil pressures are probably just fine.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Christof13T
Ok, I just said screw it and re-upped my...

Ok, I just said screw it and re-upped my membership. My message box should be open again now.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Christof13T
Thank you brother Roland! Glad to see you are...

Thank you brother Roland! Glad to see you are still here too.
Are you still wrenching full time?



Actually I never did get around to getting the conversion set up. It came down to being able...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Christof13T
Thanks Brother Mike! Good to see you are still...

Thanks Brother Mike! Good to see you are still around! I see yer missus posting pictures all the time of the kids and fam and the happy images have brightened some dark worrisome days. Say hi to...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-13-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Christof13T
Funny thing is about that... The day the machine...

Funny thing is about that... The day the machine shop closed the doors and laid us off... was Friday, May 13th lmao.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-13-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Christof13T
Ford Diesel Service Tech

So There I was... Basically unemployed since may of 2016...
Beekeeping and removal jobs slowed to pretty much non existent...
Bills were stacking up and mortgage was a good 2 months behind.
The...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-16-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
Oh dang I forgot to even mention that when he...

Oh dang I forgot to even mention that when he first died on me at the red light, I had to push her off the road lol. A gut in a dmax pulled up behind me after I got her all the way off the road and...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-16-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
Frustration was definitely starting to set in...

Frustration was definitely starting to set in around 02:30 trying to get the batts up enough to get her started in the conoco parking lot... but I managed to stay calm and just power through it. I...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-12-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
So I did some tinkering and think I have the oil...

So I did some tinkering and think I have the oil temp craziness nipped in the bud...
I had a spare oil cooler assembly from an obs motor sitting on the shelf that I had planned to put on ZombieHeart...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-07-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
Tim with that much of a difference between your...

Tim with that much of a difference between your banks I would sure do a cylinder contribution test, and compression test pronto.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-07-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
I just replaced the water pump less than 1k miles...

I just replaced the water pump less than 1k miles ago. I can see the thermostat activating at 197* while the engine is still warming up. I also just discovered a small crack in my radiator right by...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 08-07-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Christof13T
Motorbug is very sick... Compounding issues. 300+*oil temperatures

So things have been just a tad beyond busy as of late. Earlier this year, the machine shop closed its doors and we were all laid off. Very soon thereafter I completed the beekeeping and live removal...
Forum: 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel 05-25-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Christof13T
09 6.4 in an F550- locked up/no coolant in degas bottle= egr cooler blew?

Hey guys... Had to pop in from the 7.3 section to ask the guru's about how I should proceed with a new patient..

Truck is an 09 F550 with right at 230k on the clock.
The vertical EGR Cooler had...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,168
Posted By Christof13T
No upates as of yet... ZombieHeart has been put...

No upates as of yet... ZombieHeart has been put on the backburner since I discovered motorbug's current ticker is not in as bad a shape as I feared. I have good compression and a balanced heat...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-13-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By Christof13T
If you could identify specifically which...

If you could identify specifically which cylinder/s are giving you the vibro action it may help to make sense of whats going on...

I dont remember if you had ever gone to a fuel pump with more...
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