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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By genscripter
How long have you had your IDI? I'd say if...

How long have you had your IDI?

I'd say if you've only had it for a few months, I'd say your IP is on the fritz. I bet the PO turned up the IP so that you'd be giddy about buying it, cuz they...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By genscripter
You could also change our your 4.10 for a 3.55. ...

You could also change our your 4.10 for a 3.55. But I looked into this. Doing a gear swap isn't the easiest job for a DIY mechanic, and here in Los Angeles, the cheapest tranny shop that would...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Yesterday, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By genscripter
A used Gearvender isn't that hard to find. I...

A used Gearvender isn't that hard to find. I found mine on car-part.com for $250 with the controller and cables. The CRUCIAL thing to obtain when hunting for a used Gearvendor or other aux OD, is...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-22-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By genscripter
i'd say IP issues. If it was timing, you'd be...

i'd say IP issues. If it was timing, you'd be coal-rolling like a mofo.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-20-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By genscripter
Also, you might want to bring a multimeter. At...

Also, you might want to bring a multimeter. At the very least for your roadtrip, buy one of these cig lighter voltmeters so you can keep an eye on your voltage. The VR's (voltage regulators) on...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By genscripter
LOL. I once drove my IDI van from Newfoundland...

LOL. I once drove my IDI van from Newfoundland to Los Angeles with a cracked block. The coolant was contaminated with oil. I had gallons of that goop in my reservior and radiator, and it took 6...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-20-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By genscripter
The price is decent, but I have worries about a...

The price is decent, but I have worries about a colorado van and its rust underneath. If it's rusty, I'd say $1800 is kind of high. If it's clean, that's a decent deal for an IDI van.

The...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-20-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By genscripter
do the studs and change out those HG's. I did it...

do the studs and change out those HG's. I did it in a van (http://www.nickpisca.com/diesel/engine/1988-e250-van-7-3-idi-head-gasket-job-without-pulling-the-engine/), so this should be easy in a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By genscripter
I wish I had recorded a "before" reading as well....

I wish I had recorded a "before" reading as well. But i think the biggest evidence for m accoustical improvement is the fact that I can actually have a conversation with a passenger in my van,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By genscripter
LOL. my bad. my high school friend had an 84...

LOL. my bad. my high school friend had an 84 Delta 88. We used to take it out on the ice and whip donies.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By genscripter
Not that I've worked on three of these IDI's in...

Not that I've worked on three of these IDI's in my van and on the engine stands, I'm getting to know the heads and block pretty well. While I agree that the location of the heater core hose bib on...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By genscripter
If you want to make your life really easy, just...

If you want to make your life really easy, just buy a Centroid brand fuel sender. Super simple design and easy to install. Plus you can have them program the required Ford resistance so you can...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-18-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By genscripter
I've put a BUNCH of insulation on my doghouse and...

I've put a BUNCH of insulation on my doghouse and engine bay. It really helps with the sound, but more importantly, it helps with keeping the doghouse cooler so you don't have to blast the AC in...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-17-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By genscripter
I know. I will work. I'm not negating your...

I know. I will work. I'm not negating your concept. Feel free to make a custom tank. I've done it on my van, but with aluminum. In the end, with the fuel pickup, sender, intank heater, etc, it...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-17-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By genscripter
Everything you are writing is antithetical to...

Everything you are writing is antithetical to tank design. First off, the bronco tanks are only $160 (there is a 10% discount on that particular website right now). Even with the steel, it's going...
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