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Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By ford_doctor
First, I see that you are a new member here - I...

First, I see that you are a new member here - I highly recommend creating a signature and adding the specific information about your Ford truck like model year, model, engine & trans and so on. That...
Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By ford_doctor
It has a right hand thread. So, as you are facing...

It has a right hand thread. So, as you are facing the engine you loosen to the left... "lefty loosie - rightie tightie!"
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By ford_doctor
Correct, there is nothing in that harness you...

Correct, there is nothing in that harness you could or should use.

Assuming we are talking about the truck in your signature, there is a 12V 10 amp fused "hot in run" wire in the "Customer...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-16-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By ford_doctor
Well if you KNOW that you have vacuum leaks at...

Well if you KNOW that you have vacuum leaks at the hubs then YES you have to replace the seals. If you don't replace the seals USUALLY the only harm is that the system does not work. You do realize...
Forum: Other Technical Questions   08-11-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 433
Posted By ford_doctor
I am amazed that people might expect good fuel...

I am amazed that people might expect good fuel economy from an engine that puts out 385-hp and 430 lb/ft of torque. I too think it will be interesting to see where the real world 7.3L numbers end up.
Forum: 6.4L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-10-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By ford_doctor
Boy that would be way too easy to explain....

Boy that would be way too easy to explain. Whatever happened to real truck owners!!!
Forum: Other Technical Questions   08-10-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 433
Posted By ford_doctor
Gasoline engines in these trucks have always had...

Gasoline engines in these trucks have always had poor mileage. 5-7 seems unusually low BUT it's "farm use" suggests the truck is used on a property where the average speed is low, idle time may be...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-10-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By ford_doctor
However Mr. Kovalsky's post is 100% accurate. ...

However Mr. Kovalsky's post is 100% accurate.

The only other way water could enter is a hole in the case or someone is putting water in it. Also inspect the transmission dipstick tube. I have...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-09-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By ford_doctor
Well they always have had a tiny bit of play. As...

Well they always have had a tiny bit of play. As far as confirmation goes you don't need it. You are pretty knowledgeable.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-09-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By ford_doctor
There really is no reason to be confused. The...

There really is no reason to be confused. The proper coolant is the coolant SPECIFIED for use with your model and year. This is important across all models and production years because there are...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By ford_doctor
The play in the pump is absolutely normal. About...

The play in the pump is absolutely normal. About 1/16 inch is typical. A new pump will have the same.
Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-07-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By ford_doctor
Wait... polishing my crystal ball... Base engine...

Wait... polishing my crystal ball... Base engine concern or an injector would be about as far as I would guess. Was there any noise when this started? Did the check engine light come on before you...
Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-04-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By ford_doctor
EXTENDED IDLING is not recommended. A few minutes...

EXTENDED IDLING is not recommended. A few minutes at shut down is not going to affect anything negatively.
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-30-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By ford_doctor
The interesting thing is that you noticed the...

The interesting thing is that you noticed the engine idle was a little higher at idle and the IPR values were higher as well. You did not provide the actual ICP pressure reading. To me, based on your...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By ford_doctor
Usually it's the starter when this happens from...

Usually it's the starter when this happens from my experience. I prefer to diagnose something like this by actually verifying the no crank and diagnosing it at that time... given the random...
Forum: 6.7L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-30-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By ford_doctor
It is ALWAYS wise to idle any turbocharged engine...

It is ALWAYS wise to idle any turbocharged engine for several minutes (3-5) minimum to cool the turbocharger(s) especially afer a hard run or towing. Doing so will reduce the possibility of oil...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-21-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By ford_doctor
The one to the intake manifold does not need to...

The one to the intake manifold does not need to be secured if you assemble the cooler and manifold on the bench.
Forum: 2017 and up 6.7L Engine and Drivetrain   07-21-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By ford_doctor
Yup. You might want to pull the turbo for...

Yup. You might want to pull the turbo for inspection and inspect the exhaust manifolds for wetness. You could still have a failure elsewhere sending coolant or fuel through the exhaust - it picks up...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-21-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By ford_doctor
If there is NO OIL IN THE Y-PIPE you have...

If there is NO OIL IN THE Y-PIPE you have verified that the oil is not coming from the engine. It's kinda obvious that your turbo has a leaking seal or a failed beating. Either way, I would not...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By ford_doctor
I personally do not use silicone - I have never...

I personally do not use silicone - I have never thought silicone on exhaust components was a good thing. A couple dabs of grease or assembly lube won't hurt anything. We recognize the need to hold...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-21-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By ford_doctor
Without hearing it for myself... your description...

Without hearing it for myself... your description of the noise is consistent with the cooling fan being run at full speed. They make a LOT of noise when they are in that mode. Assuming this is true...
Forum: 2017 & Up General Questions   07-19-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,840
Posted By ford_doctor
If you have a trailer tow module and are tired of...

If you have a trailer tow module and are tired of dealing with this nonsense I see no reason why you couldn't re-wire the "charge" wire to an upfitter switch if equipped. Has anyone done that?
Forum: General Diesel   07-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By ford_doctor
What is a Cummings? ...

What is a Cummings?


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Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   07-16-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By ford_doctor
The B1352 would be caused by disabling the key in...

The B1352 would be caused by disabling the key in ignition circuit and in theory should only affect the chime for it. Your symptoms of things staying powered up are symptomatic of the accessory...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-14-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By ford_doctor
Thank you for the update! Glad to hear you were...

Thank you for the update! Glad to hear you were successful.
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