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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-24-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Greg03PSD
My engine had a noticeable tick at idle that...

My engine had a noticeable tick at idle that ended up being leaking up-pipe gaskets. I installed new bellowed up-pipes and now the ticking is gone. Lived with it for years because up-pipes are not...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-18-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Greg03PSD
The instructions that came with the Riffraff...

The instructions that came with the Riffraff tools say to put the green Loctite sealant on the 2 vertical sections of the cup (located at the top and bottom of the cup). If the sealant is doing its...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-17-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Greg03PSD
I read about quite a few instances of the bottom...

I read about quite a few instances of the bottom of the cup breaking off, but the break usually occurs at the top of the vertical flange (about 1/4" above the bottom of the cup). Cooling system...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-10-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Greg03PSD
We were talking about the injector cup tools -...

We were talking about the injector cup tools - the only tools I have ever needed to install an injector are my hand and a rubber hammer.

I will generally try to make my own special tools if I can...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-03-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Greg03PSD
Question about rocker arm pieces

While replacing my injectors, I noticed that 2 of the rocker arms on the driver side cylinder head were missing the little spring clip that fits between the rocker stand and the rocker arm. I found...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Greg03PSD
Knocking the bottom out is a possibility. I used...

Knocking the bottom out is a possibility. I used the Riffraff tool - by far the best tool for this job!
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-03-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Greg03PSD
Odd injector cup problem

Hey everyone,

I have been chasing down some gremlins in my engine and I think I have finally figured out the whole story. I posted a thread not too long ago about a misfiring engine and an...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-21-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Greg03PSD
3 years. Pretty confident it is not the CPS. I...

3 years. Pretty confident it is not the CPS. I know you can get cylinder contribution test dailures that are attributed to the CPS, but it usually some pairing of 1,3, and 8.

I think the "smoking...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-19-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Greg03PSD
Injectors are relatively low mileage - about...

Injectors are relatively low mileage - about 138,000 right now. Cups were replaced at aboyt 125,000. The single new injector that installed (the one pictured) has less than 10,000 miles on it.

I...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   12-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Greg03PSD
Looking for opinions about injectors and misfiring

Hey everyone, my engine recently started acting up on me. It was initially felt like a periodic loss of a cylinder, but it has progressed to the point that the engine barely runs and is way down on...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-24-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Greg03PSD
Not trying to freak anybody out - he was asking...

Not trying to freak anybody out - he was asking for ideas and a cracked injector cup is certainly a possibility. That's how I found out I had at least one cracked cup. I was driving and suddenly...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-23-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Greg03PSD
Check the coolant degas bottle above the...

Check the coolant degas bottle above the radiator. If it is completely full (overflowing with engine running - a small stream of fluid coming from the cap), you have diesel leaking into the cooling...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   02-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Greg03PSD
Do you know that it is definitely in the rear end...

Do you know that it is definitely in the rear end (like tire hop), or are you just feeling the truck shake when you take off? The driveshaft can cause a lot of shaking. If you have the two piece...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   01-21-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By Greg03PSD
The UVCH connectors can have a tendency to come...

The UVCH connectors can have a tendency to come apart - especially when it gets vibrated constantly by the engine running. If the plug came apart, you can fix it for 25 cents. Do a search for "25...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   01-04-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By Greg03PSD
I have the double DIN conversion kit installed in...

I have the double DIN conversion kit installed in my truck (the one Crutchfield includes with the radio) and I have been able to remove the radio from the dash without removing the dash. The kit is...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   01-02-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By Greg03PSD
The dash opening is not a true double din. A...

The dash opening is not a true double din. A double din head unit will fit, but you need to trim a little bit of plastic out of the opening. There is a conversion kit that includes some small...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Greg03PSD
If everything else is working fine and you don't...

If everything else is working fine and you don't get anything when you try to crank, my guess would be the transmission neutral safety switch (referred to as the DTRS). It will only let the starter...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Greg03PSD
My truck had what felt like a miss only at idle. ...

My truck had what felt like a miss only at idle. One of the things I read about that can cause that to happen is the firing order where 2 cylinders on the same side of the engine fire one after the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-08-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Greg03PSD
Check fuse #30. It's the power for the PCM and...

Check fuse #30. It's the power for the PCM and the fuel bowl heater. Fuel bowl heaters are known to short out and blow the fuse. If that fuse blows, you lose power to the PCM. If the fuse is...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-27-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,314
Posted By Greg03PSD
It can take a long time to work all of the air...

It can take a long time to work all of the air out of the high pressure oil system after an injector o-ring replacement. You have to crank the engine a lot to get pressure. I replaced one injector...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-12-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Greg03PSD
Speed sensor won't leave you stranded, so there...

Speed sensor won't leave you stranded, so there is no need to carry an extra one. You'll just get a check engine light, no speedometer, and the anti-lock part of the brakes won't work (although the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-06-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,348
Posted By Greg03PSD
My truck does this from time to time and the...

My truck does this from time to time and the culprit has always been the shifter linkage & transmission safety switch. If I turn the key to START and get a no-crank, all I have to do is give the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-02-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Greg03PSD
Before you throw cash at a new IDM, I'd check a...

Before you throw cash at a new IDM, I'd check a few other things first that are much cheaper to repair and are notorious for causing some of the symptoms you are seeing.

First, check the wiring...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-30-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Greg03PSD
Another vote for the track bar. Pretty easy to...

Another vote for the track bar. Pretty easy to diagnose - all you have to do is rock the steering wheel slowly left and right (easiest to do with the engine running). If there is wear, you'll see...
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   07-29-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Greg03PSD
From the looks of it, the Kenwood and Pioneer...

From the looks of it, the Kenwood and Pioneer that you have listed look like they are identical in capabilities. I don't remember if I looked at the DNX773S when I was shopping around. I could fool...
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