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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-28-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By freesoul
hey all I know is I have changed the fuel filter...

hey all I know is I have changed the fuel filter probably 8 times or more with either Ford or aftermarket and always hand tighten only and only this time has it failed on the road necessitating a tow.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-28-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By freesoul
at one time Ford was selling the filter and cap,...

at one time Ford was selling the filter and cap, then they stopped. I have no idea if the cap I had on was original or not. A flat gasket is so much easier to install.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-28-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By freesoul
wasn't even close to fitting that way, I did the...

wasn't even close to fitting that way, I did the best I could with what I was staring at which was a cheap Chinese crap gasket
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-28-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,357
Posted By freesoul
I was under the impression this test was done...

I was under the impression this test was done without the need to remove the VCs?
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-28-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By freesoul
Sorry for the delay, I did empty the bowl and...

Sorry for the delay, I did empty the bowl and clean it well- the discoloration on the sides didn't come off. The photo is without the element and I did have it installed in the correct orientation. ...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-27-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By freesoul
Cool Motorcraft Fuel Filter FAIL

This is the gasket out of the box. I gently got it to fit in the bowl and carefully tightened it down, cleaned the area and observed no leaks. Drove about 15 miles and it failed on me requiring a...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-27-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By freesoul
FYI I also did a fresh oil change and added 2 qts...

FYI I also did a fresh oil change and added 2 qts of Stiction Eliminator based upon advice of my tech cousin. It was overdue for oil change, seems to run much smoother since I did that. I had also...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,357
Posted By freesoul
Can anyone help me identify the locations that I...

Can anyone help me identify the locations that I would apply air pressure to the HPOP? photo would be key. TIA :)
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-27-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By freesoul
since it was reset the other day it hasn't come...

since it was reset the other day it hasn't come back on again and is running fine now. Perhaps the sensors replaced/cleaned finally allowed the computer to properly test what was going on...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-26-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By freesoul
do yourself a favor and have the codes read...

do yourself a favor and have the codes read before you start throwing money at it, you will need something deeper than a standard OBD2 reader. Mine wasnt showing any codes with the standard reader. ...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-26-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By freesoul
I had one put in my 03 Excursion last year around...

I had one put in my 03 Excursion last year around 200K miles, no regrets.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By freesoul
Mileage 220,000 Never had any issues with truck...

Mileage 220,000
Never had any issues with truck in 8 years, always ran like a champ.

Update to my issue, had it down at my cousins shop and pulled a few codes related to the ICP and exhaust...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-20-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By freesoul
Nevermind I found it- under valve cover harness. ...

Nevermind I found it- under valve cover harness. I suspect this is the issue with my truck, has been happening back about 6 months very intermittent, usually turn it off and back on again and its...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 03-20-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By freesoul
my truck has been exhibiting similar behavior,...

my truck has been exhibiting similar behavior, what is a UVCH? I don't have signatures enabled, get tired of looking at it all while reading. TIA :)
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 09-02-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By freesoul
what in the world are you doing in your truck...

what in the world are you doing in your truck that you need 5 air fresheners LOL :-X04
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