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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By roozterdvx
Did some more testing disconnecting...

Did some more testing disconnecting lines/isolating components with the hand held vacuum pump.
No loss of vacuum on actuators or lines until I isolated the actual control panel/knob.
I have a tee...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-22-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By roozterdvx
Dash Vents Issue

I've got an issue with my dash vents.
Here's the breakdown...

Set to windshield - air blows to windshield
Set to floor and windshield - air blows to floor and windshield
Set to floor - air...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-15-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By roozterdvx
The steel plate between the block and tranny...

The steel plate between the block and tranny keeps it in place.
I had to trim the end of the elbow that fits into the valley drain hole by about 1/8" to get the plate to fit flat against the block.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-14-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By roozterdvx
Valley Drain Tube

Not my idea. Not trying to take credit...
(found this on another forum and hadn't seen it posted on here)


Figured I might as well give it a shot since I was replacing the clutch.

1/2" soft...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-13-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By roozterdvx
Things I learned while changing my injectors... ...

Things I learned while changing my injectors...


Pull the glow plugs out completely, (good time to test the glow plugs or just replace with new Motorcraft plugs. Do not use cheap parts store...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,858
Posted By roozterdvx
Speaking of batteries, look at the date sticker...

Speaking of batteries, look at the date sticker on the batteries in the store.
They put the older ones up front of course and I pull them all off the rack to get to the freshest ones in the back. ;)...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By roozterdvx
I made the catch can from a piece of 3" aluminum...

I made the catch can from a piece of 3" aluminum tubing about 4" long, (.060" wall).
Welded caps on each end and mounted horizontally behind the clutch reservoir.
the hose from breather connects...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-11-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By roozterdvx
I know the vapor is going to atmosphere and I'm...

I know the vapor is going to atmosphere and I'm not saying that it caused the coupler to blow off.
I just found the inside of the tubing coated with an oily film.
This was the tube going to...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-10-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By roozterdvx
I also have the "ill conceived" CCV mod. I...

I also have the "ill conceived" CCV mod.
I fabricated a catch can and mounted it up high. Line in at the bottom and out at the top.
Residual oil drains back to the crankcase. The hose runs along...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-07-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By roozterdvx
Took the day off and put in a South Bend...

Took the day off and put in a South Bend 1944-60K-HD kit yesterday.
I was planning on tackling it over the weekend but decided a Friday off is always a good thing and gives me a head start in case I...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-25-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By roozterdvx
Gotcha. I'm dialing back the tune on the...

Gotcha.

I'm dialing back the tune on the chip for the time being.

Calling Full Force tomorrow to find out which is the lightest setting on the chip.
(I'm thinking "heavy tow" should be the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By roozterdvx
I've only slipped it a couple of times and when I...

I've only slipped it a couple of times and when I realized what was happening, I've been careful with it.
Good thing is it's not my daily driver as I have a company truck for work.

I know I'll...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-25-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By roozterdvx
Replacement Clutch...

If it isn't one thing, it's another...

The truck runs like a beast with the new Full Force 180/0 injectors and TS chip.
I've been using the "daily" tune for the most part, had to try the higher...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-20-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By roozterdvx
No expert here by any means and I just finished...

No expert here by any means and I just finished up with a long saga of my own...

...how about checking the wiring harness at the driver's side valve cover, (42 pin connector).
The infamous...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-17-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
What do you guys think about the injector with...

What do you guys think about the injector with the oil discharge hole not lining up with the deflector spout?
I realize that it is a manufacturing anomaly and the plate can't physically be flipped...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
Plan for today is to clean up and organize the...

Plan for today is to clean up and organize the garage and pressure wash the driveway...

...and put some miles on her :grin2:
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
When I saw the wires like that, a fried PCM did...

When I saw the wires like that, a fried PCM did cross my mind.
Call it luck or divine intervention but all I could do was change it out and pray.

I do hope my thread can help someone else in the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-16-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
She LIVES! :grin2: Got home from work and...

She LIVES! :grin2:

Got home from work and went right to work.

Disconnected the batteries, removed the driver side CAC tube and unplugged the 42pin and IPR connectors.

Tested for...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-15-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
Well, the saga continues... I picked up that...

Well, the saga continues...

I picked up that IPR pigtail at Napa on my way home. It doesn't have the metal clip but it is the right size, shape, and fits the IPR. It looks like it attaches to...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
The search is on for a connector/pigtail for the...

The search is on for a connector/pigtail for the IPR.
With the all the harnesses disconnected, fuel lines all disconnected and fuel bowl out, I want to be able to apply 12v without cranking with the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-15-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
No I didn't apply 12v to the IPR. Didn't...

No I didn't apply 12v to the IPR.
Didn't realize I needed to...
IPR has been swapped previously with "believed" good IPR.

During cranking, (with both IPR valves), duty cycle skyrockets to 90+%...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-14-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
...and the wife is ready to kill me because the...

...and the wife is ready to kill me because the truck was running, (not well but running), before I "fixed" it.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-14-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
Talked to Full Force again today about the...

Talked to Full Force again today about the "funky" injector.
They assured me that it makes no operational difference other than discharging the oil onto the head and it will return to the crankcase...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-14-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
Pic of injector with deflector spout

Pic of injector with deflector spout
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   03-14-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By roozterdvx
No kidding...lol :laugh2: I got home...

No kidding...lol :laugh2:


I got home from work and had everything stripped down including glow plugs out in just under 1 hour.


My buddy came over to help with cranking so I could look...
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