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Forum: West Virginia Chapter Today, 07:51 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Well most of my bottom land was under water...

Well most of my bottom land was under water yesterday, but it went back down today.
When it started snowing this afternoon the flakes were 2" across, biggest flakes I have ever seen.

Don't need...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
First check should be have someone put the...

First check should be have someone put the throttle on the floor, engine not running and look at the throttle linkage on the injection pump. Is it moving the lever to the max position or not. Damaged...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Today, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
EGT goes down with distance from the cylinder. ...

EGT goes down with distance from the cylinder.
Pre turbo 1250 is the calculated max EGT that is safe.
Post turbo that temp is 950 degrees.

The pistons are not pure aluminum, but a silica...
Forum: West Virginia Chapter Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,309
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
So is anyone alive here?

So is anyone alive here?
Forum: West Virginia Chapter 01-07-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Hi guys, Happy new year and all that stuff. We...

Hi guys, Happy new year and all that stuff.
We actually got above 20 today.
Big improvement from -10 last night.

Now if we can just get our equipment to start without spending hours getting...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-15-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Dealers Diesel is or was now called Reviva. ...

Dealers Diesel is or was now called Reviva.

Would not touch one with a ten foot pole, because I was a sucker for their 7.3 turbo upgrade complete drop in motor.

Blew three up, cracked block,...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Also watch the wires on the alternator. The...

Also watch the wires on the alternator.
The large one is always hot with battery power, easy to short out when you are working on the thermostat.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Busy as all get out. We have had so much rain...

Busy as all get out.
We have had so much rain this year everything takes twice as long as it should.
Mud everywhere.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Are you getting any smoke?

Are you getting any smoke?
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
The fuel heater is not really needed unless you...

The fuel heater is not really needed unless you are some place real cold.
What truck and engine?

Fuel around the return caps would make me check for a loose injection line, cracked injection...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
While you are at it, upgrade the wire size of the...

While you are at it, upgrade the wire size of the big wire from the alternator over to the starter solenoid.

I have a snow plow and electric over hydraulic dump bed and an upgrade alternator 150...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Afterglow was more common on the 6.9 old style...

Afterglow was more common on the 6.9 old style controller.
And the old style controller light was more likely to come on during after glow than on the new style controller because of how they were...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
At least it would be dug correctly. And it's...

At least it would be dug correctly.

And it's going to take a rather large hole for the excavator, so it better be right.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Check the wires and connector comming out of the...

Check the wires and connector comming out of the tach sensor.
Located on the IP drive gear housing.

Cracked insulation on the tach sensor wires let moisture and oil into the sensor, which means...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 07-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Dave Sponaugle
Any chance the brake lights are on? When you...

Any chance the brake lights are on?
When you touch the brakes the torque converter unlocks on a E4OD.

If by any chance there is a trailer plug harness on the truck, that is a good place for a...
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