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Old 07-14-2010, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Powerstroke Help.com??

I was looking at this website and the Tech videos that you can purchase are $100 for 30 days. Has anyone bought any of these, are they helpful to have?
How does it work - you have 30 days to download all the videos that you want?
What I was hoping to get out of it was some realy good injector swap information and anything else that they had to offer.
Thanks for any opinions or help.
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It is interesting in what was once free now he is charging. Some of his information is good and some of it is bad. But I wouldn't pay him anything for what he puts out. There are instructions on any of the injector rebuilders web sites that you can follow as long as you can read and don't need the pictures. Such as HERE.
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He is entertaining. I'll give him that. But paying for it? Not!
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Another reason I ask is that I am in need of a good PSD mechanic. Right now I am working 6 12's on a night shift and I do not have the time to do some work that is needed.

I am in Macon GA and Powerstroke Help.com is located in north Atlanta - I thought he might be the best option for some work. From experience I would not let any of the diesel mechanics in Macon or Macon area even change my oil!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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From what I have read his is a good mechanic for the Powerstroke.
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I did a bit of research when I first found that site. The guy has a good rep. Been around for pretty long time. If I were in a bind I wouldn't hesitate to take a rig there.
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That makes me feel a little better and thanks for the link bugman. If I end having him do any work I will report back for an update.
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I have talked to the guyes @ powerstroke specilties and I think they are the real deal... Mikey there actually talked me tru how to check my cps problem and I foung it was a burned up wire!! I would recomend HIGHLY...and if what u think is not the prob... they will still help...I honk the horn every time I go by there.
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Thank you for the report you are the first that I have found that has actually interacted with this shop. Other people really come down on these guys but yet no one has done any business with them at all.

I will contact them and get some quotes.
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re: chaning out top oil...

Aloha Tx-
I would love for one of the more mechanical folks here to chime in on this man's servicing of the oil on the top part of the engine. The oil that lubes and protects the injectors. I found his info very interesting and could make sense if those 3 quarts of oil on the top of our 7.3 engines does not get changed out as well. Also curious about him using the ProLong additive along with 2 new quarts of oil on the top. Does it really work and does it prolong the life of the original injectors?
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Thank you for the report you are the first that I have found that has actually interacted with this shop. Other people really come down on these guys but yet no one has done any business with them at all.

I will contact them and get some quotes.
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Aloha Tx-
I would love for one of the more mechanical folks here to chime in on this man's servicing of the oil on the top part of the engine. The oil that lubes and protects the injectors. I found his info very interesting and could make sense if those 3 quarts of oil on the top of our 7.3 engines does not get changed out as well. Also curious about him using the ProLong additive along with 2 new quarts of oil on the top. Does it really work and does it prolong the life of the original injectors?
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Without going and looking for them myself if you would go up intothe Super Duty forums you will find all kinds of discussion about the changing of the HPOP oil. Now my point of it is if you are going to change the HPOP oil witch is only less than a quart how about all the oil in the oil cooler and the rest of the HPOP system? As far as putting in an additive I personally believe that they are all snake oil. If you run a diesel spec. oil and change it regularly then you shouldn't have any problems with the injectors. I personally know of 1 powerstroke that went 700,000 miles before any work was done on any of the engine except for regular maintence and a couple that have over 500,000 miles and going strong.
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It's hard to argue or disagree with a man who has worked on hundreds if not thousands of these Ford/International Power Trains and Trucks with everything at his disposal and nonstop for something like 20 years plus. He gets my vote. He's fanatical about servicing and warming and cooling and lubricating. Many of these trucks run close to wide open 12 to 15 hours a day year in and year out with super heavy loads pulling through mountains and deserts and all kinds of weather conditions and extremes. I give him 100%. He rightfully loves these trucks. They are a magnificent piece of machinery.
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I agree with Bugman additives are snake oil, and clean high quality oil makes for a happy engine. I too can point to several power stroke and idi 7.3 eigines that are running close to and or over a million miles under some pretty adverse conditions. The only other vehicles that do this would be the over the road big rigs.
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I'm glad to hear that someone has interacted with powerstokehelp and find him to be useful. I have looked over many videos and from my limited knowledge and experience with diesels found him to be inconsistant with what I know. Some of his stuff I found helpful and some not helpful at all. I also was appalled at how dirty he worked and figured if he was on his best level of cleanliness with a video without looking his shop would resemble a junkyard, Not that there are not good mechanics at some junkyards but it does not do well for my phsychic state of mind.
I asked about the three quarts of oil in the hpop a few months ago and was told his arguement was bs.
May replay some of his vids.
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