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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 11-14-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Evening everyone! sorry about the delay, busy...

Evening everyone! sorry about the delay, busy over my head, anyways, finally got around to checking out my IP.

Pulled the cover off, metering valve isn't stuck or sticky, but fuel has a green tint...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Perfect! Thanks for the tip! I'll get into it...

Perfect! Thanks for the tip! I'll get into it hopefully this week providing time is on my side. I sure hope that's the problem.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Amazon did have the Motorcraft ones, but I bought...

Amazon did have the Motorcraft ones, but I bought out the last remaining 4 few months ago, haven't checked if they got more.

I do have a Wells brand one in my 6.9L F150, still working perfect...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
I've honestly never heard of the metering valve....

I've honestly never heard of the metering valve. Where is it exactly? Can it be reached without removing the IP?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
I smell a potential good deal here! '89...

I smell a potential good deal here!

'89 means first year of E4OD, explains the "limp mode"

Works fine once warmed up......

The E4OD needs a working tachometer to operate properly, vans do...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
I've always ran 10W30 Diesel oil in winter, and...

I've always ran 10W30 Diesel oil in winter, and 15W40 summer. Very noticeable difference in cranking speed and oil pressure during cold starts on 10W30 vs. 15W40 for winter use. No difference in oil...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-25-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Newer IP thats been sitting, not sending fuel to Injectors...

Hi everyone! Been a while i've posted, been real busy and in the process of moving into a loghome.

Anyways, moving my vehicles over to my new place, ran into a frustrating problem.


My '85...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
I've had an Autometer trans. gauge in my van for...

I've had an Autometer trans. gauge in my van for 4 years now, great gauge!


As for a warning buzzer, honestly I wouldn't bother.

A transmission will gradually get hotter and hotter if you work...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-04-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Pop the dog house off, take the whole oil...

Pop the dog house off, take the whole oil pressure sender assembly out, and clean out that hole. Had the same thing happen on the motorhome years ago, during a trip as well far from home. I never did...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 06-26-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Sorry for the late reply! It was the turn...

Sorry for the late reply!

It was the turn signal switch!
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 06-14-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
No exact MPG number as I haven't bothered...

No exact MPG number as I haven't bothered calculating it in the last year or so, it's not that impressive honestly, I'd say mid-high teens. Keep in mind, does have a C6, 2.73 gears on 27" tall stock...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 06-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Thanks alot for the diagrams and info! I'll look...

Thanks alot for the diagrams and info! I'll look into it this week and next weekend!
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-31-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Lost brake lights and both rear signals, 91 Club

Hello everyone!

So I finally got my '91 Club Wagon back on the road after doing a bunch of work to the engine.

Last week I replaced the turn signal Cam (level wouldn't stay in either position,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-28-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
Its fixed!! I fired it up this morning, runs like...

Its fixed!! I fired it up this morning, runs like a dream! Super smooth and healthy.

Can't believe it was that one new defective lifter, witch still held pressure when pressing down on it.


...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 05-22-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By IDIDieselJohn
I don't understand why my compression would be...

I don't understand why my compression would be low in this motor, it's a Ford reman engine with low miles, has tons of power (alot more than any other of my IDI's), burns 0 oil, and has 0 blow by....
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