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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 312
Posted By tomlin
I know it was said earlier but I would be...

I know it was said earlier but I would be checking fuel pressure. I thought the blue spring mod was for the 6.0?
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   03-26-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By tomlin
Don't beat yourself up over it. Sometimes you...

Don't beat yourself up over it. Sometimes you get the bull, and sometimes he gets you. When I installed my 38R I did not have to loosen the up pipes. It took a bit but I held my tongue right and it...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   03-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
Well I got the Hydra installed with 1023 tunes...

Well I got the Hydra installed with 1023 tunes and cannot quit smiling. Wow! is an understatement. So far so good, no broken parts. I have a few pics of the old chip but still no ID. Looks like a...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   03-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By tomlin
It works well in engines that are designed for...

It works well in engines that are designed for it. It burns very clean. Zero soot and very little carbon. It is also very dry. It's terrible on engines not designed for it, especially in regards to...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   02-21-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
No worries Big Horn, nothing was taken...

No worries Big Horn, nothing was taken personally. The 'attention to detail' has come with age. I appreciate all the comments from everyone. I have been honestly trying to talk myself into doing...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   02-20-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
I pay very close attention to detail.. I am...

I pay very close attention to detail.. I am planning to pull the PCM to remove the old chip. I want to make sure that the contacts are clean. It is a ZF6 truck and from what I understand the clutch...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   02-20-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
So you think I can go ahead and install it...

So you think I can go ahead and install it without removing the PCM from the truck? I did notice the back of the plastic cover is notched out and the chip has duct tape on it. I know that may sound...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   02-19-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
Thanks Blue. That's what I was thinking as well. ...

Thanks Blue. That's what I was thinking as well. I have a shop but I am going to wait until the weather warms up before I get the Hydra.
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   02-17-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By tomlin
Old Chip

I have an unknown old chip currently in my 2000 F350. The truck runs great but I am considering updating to the Hydra to have more tuning options. I have no idea who manufactured the current chip....
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-09-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By tomlin
Ladywireman, there is no linkage for the...

Ladywireman, there is no linkage for the transmission. The shifter bolts directly to the transmission and all the moving parts, shift forks, etc are internal to the transmission. The clutch is...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,661
Posted By tomlin
My ZF-6 will creak from the slave cylinder. Took...

My ZF-6 will creak from the slave cylinder. Took me awhile to find it. Only does it when it's warm. Had to have the wife press on the pedal while I was under the truck feeling for it. Been that way...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-29-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By tomlin
Please don't take this the wrong way but to you...

Please don't take this the wrong way but to you need to be aware of some issues. There are complications that can arise from doing a coolant flush on our 7.3's. The first issue is the thermostat...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-28-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By tomlin
Blue, it is interesting you mentioned the Hydra...

Blue, it is interesting you mentioned the Hydra Chip wire. I am on the fence on getting the Hydra or the DP tuner F6. The Hydra seems to be the best bang for your buck but the one thing I have...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-22-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By tomlin
Might try some of these. ...

Might try some of these. ...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By tomlin
I think you have a voltage drop issue and it is...

I think you have a voltage drop issue and it is causing your early starter failures. What happens is the positive cable (negative as well) corrode inside the plastic coating on the cable. This causes...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By tomlin
Are you using a motorcraft filter and separated...

Are you using a motorcraft filter and separated cap? I have seen aftermarket cap and filter combos that will not screw down far enough to push down the valve in the fuel stem. It could be just...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   08-08-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,161
Posted By tomlin
Don't know if you have solved your issue yet but...

Don't know if you have solved your issue yet but had a similar issue on a 92 F150. It not only involved the AC clutch but the troque converter lock up as well. Mine turned out to be an issue with...
Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-08-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,204
Posted By tomlin
Ford should have at least acknowledged the...

Ford should have at least acknowledged the valve/glow plug issues in the 2011's by extending the engine warranty in good faith. A catastrophic failure doesn't happen that often but when it does it is...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-06-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By tomlin
They way I see it you have a couple choices. One...

They way I see it you have a couple choices. One being telling the guy you want the receipts. Your 8500 bucks into this work. What's another 800 bucks? If guys settled on a cheaper price for a cash...
Forum: 2017 and up 6.7L Engine and Drivetrain   01-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,099
Posted By tomlin
Mobil station in Central Illinois has pump...

Mobil station in Central Illinois has pump labeled "This fuel is blended between 5 and 20 percent biodiesel." I have ran it on my old 7.3 several times. Never had any issues. Almost all around here...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   12-19-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By tomlin
Steering gear replacement

I know Ford used two different spline count steering gears for my 2000 F350 4x4 dually. A 36 and a 32. Motorcraft shows 3 options for this truck. A STG42RM (4200lb+ GAWR) 36 spline. A STG60RM 36...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   11-17-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 108,505
Posted By tomlin
I removed mine when I installed my GTP38R turbo. ...

I removed mine when I installed my GTP38R turbo. I live in Central Illinois so we get a little bit of everything. Its been deleted a few years now. Here is what I noticed. It takes longer to warm...
Forum: 2017 and up 6.7L Engine and Drivetrain   11-17-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,110
Posted By tomlin
Things have gotten too complicated with modern...

Things have gotten too complicated with modern vehicles. It's not just Ford. In fact Ford is probably one of the better ones. The advent of CAN BUS was the game changer. I chased a CAN issue with...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-11-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By tomlin
My last one was a Echlin. I put a BWD on it...

My last one was a Echlin. I put a BWD on it today to get me going. Took the Echlin apart and it had a steel contact disk. Talk about cutting costs... I would have thought it would have at least been...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-11-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By tomlin
Glow plug relay

Just a quick question for anyone using a White Rodgers/Stancor relay in place of the factory glow plug relay. Are there any downsides to doing this mod? Does the increased coil size negatively...
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