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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,942
Posted By dagren99
Shouldn't be any issues running byp in cold...

Shouldn't be any issues running byp in cold climates, we've had temps here down to -2 and i've not had any trouble with either the coolant or oil byp, just make sure you get good high quality lines...
Forum: 2015+ F150 07-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 40,753
Posted By dagren99
Even manuals in Class 8's are getting very rare,...

Even manuals in Class 8's are getting very rare, they mostly come w/ AMT's now - Automated Manual Transmissions AKA: Allison, I-shift, Etc..... essentially an automatic for a 60000lb+ vehicle, sad,...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By dagren99
wish it was forty here! try starting in -7deg, w/...

wish it was forty here! try starting in -7deg, w/ 15W40!!! - doesn't usually get cold enough, long enough here to switch to 5W40 but this persistent below freezing single digits it making me think...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By dagren99
Seems the -5 to -7 temps have created a "rash" of...

Seems the -5 to -7 temps have created a "rash" of leaking 7.3's - I've fixed 4 since the "polar vortex hit", maybe I need to buy some stock in an o-ring supplier :) !
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By dagren99
Guess the -6deg early last week finally did my...

Guess the -6deg early last week finally did my set in - slow drip from the drain valve body... Mine are the originals from 00, it's time for a new set of o-rings.

Just ordered a set from...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By dagren99
The OEM hoses are pretty thick, agree w/ the...

The OEM hoses are pretty thick, agree w/ the others & I'd be thinking about that rubbed spot in the line every time I hit the brakes. Get a set of armored lines - they're a few $$ more but can stand...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-28-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
Consulted w/ a neighbor who's a machinist - he...

Consulted w/ a neighbor who's a machinist - he took a look at our taps, set us straight. Showed us how the cutting flutes were rolling over, clear indication that the tap is softer than the material...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-28-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
The tap set isn't the best one but it's not a...

The tap set isn't the best one but it's not a cheap set either, threads in the axle are 7/16 20 (confirmed by using a thread gauge on the fitting) - problem is the threads on the axle are more...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-28-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
HELP - ok thread chaser didn't work on the axle,...

HELP - ok thread chaser didn't work on the axle, tried a regular tap again no-go. There's enough material to make threads but none of the taps we've tried will cut threads. They start and then that's...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
This has turned out to be a rough project, the...

This has turned out to be a rough project, the threads on the fitting for the axle vent (that fitting connects the block for the 2 hard lines to the rear calipers to the axle) galled and I spent an...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By dagren99
Add a bypass filter w/ a sampling port and then...

Add a bypass filter w/ a sampling port and then even longer intervals are not uncommon. I put a byp setup on both our 7.3's and have been running in the low to mid teens btw changes, take a sample @...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
confirmed this morning, leak is in the hard brake...

confirmed this morning, leak is in the hard brake line just in front of the connection to the flex line on the frame rail. Line will have to be replaced from the cab back to the axle. Was hoping it...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By dagren99
Angry Merry Christmas (Not Really))

Went to run an errand on Chistmas Eve to help a friend with some large toys that wouldn't fit in their car - MY PRESENT: Brake petal to the floor!!:'( on my 2000 F250

Looks like where the soft...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-26-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By dagren99
I add DK if the expected temps are going to dip...

I add DK if the expected temps are going to dip below 40 - cheap insurance, gelled fuel isn't much fun. When it gets to be single digits I toss a bottle of DK 911 behind the seat.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-19-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By dagren99
Same here - been using Pb Blaster for years. ...

Same here - been using Pb Blaster for years.
Guess I need to hunt up some ATF & a can of Acetone.
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