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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   04-23-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By txgp17
I was running Rotella T6 5W-40, but that was...

I was running Rotella T6 5W-40, but that was before CK-4 oils came out. I still had a pretty good stash of CJ-4 oils to work with, but I've only got enough for one more oil change.

I'll steer...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   01-06-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,627
Posted By txgp17
My experience was the opposite. I received no...

My experience was the opposite. I received no guidance via email. When I'd later sought help in these forums about my truck bucking wildly under light throttle in gears 1 through 3 with DP's...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   01-02-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,627
Posted By txgp17
I tried DP tunes and hated the way they...

I tried DP tunes and hated the way they performed, and wasn't happy the with service, or lack thereof, after the sale.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-25-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By txgp17
I replaced mine about 6 years ago with a...

I replaced mine about 6 years ago with a Southbend 1939DF. I've been real happy with it. And I'm at stock power levels. It's stiff, but manageable.
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   11-25-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By txgp17
I'm inclined to believe you have a fuel or...

I'm inclined to believe you have a fuel or electronics issue.

I have an 02' with 340,000 miles and 6-speed. Releasing the clutch in 1st always pulls right away, even on slight inclines. It's...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   11-23-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,936
Posted By txgp17
I was running Rotella T6 5W-40, but that was...

I was running Rotella T6 5W-40, but that was before CK-4 oils came out. I still had a pretty good stash of CJ-4 oils to work with, but I've only got enough for one more oil change.

I'll steer...
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   11-22-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By txgp17
Get the Strictly Diesel kit and run a Donaldson...

Get the Strictly Diesel kit and run a Donaldson P553203 filter.
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   05-04-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,592
Posted By txgp17
Bravo. It's awesome when experienced people...

Bravo. It's awesome when experienced people break things down like this to make things better, and easier for us simple minded folks.

As an alternative, I've got a DENSO 228000-8420 starter,...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   12-06-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By txgp17
Update, So my method of taking samples was poor...

Update,
So my method of taking samples was poor and resulted in terrible contamination of the samples.

Sorry.

My latest oil sample, using a proper vacuum pump, gave an ISO code of 22/20/12. ...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   11-23-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,842
Posted By txgp17
Seems logical. I'd bet the coolant is loosing...

Seems logical. I'd bet the coolant is loosing that much in heat before reaching the sensor.
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   08-28-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By txgp17
Air Bag question on a 2002 XLT

So,
I read my owner's manual here: http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/02f23og5e.pdf

My owner's manual says that I have both driver and passenger side air bags. ...
Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   04-28-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By txgp17
I used a NAPA unit, item #RAY 133169.

I used a NAPA unit, item #RAY 133169.
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   04-27-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By txgp17
Update: So far, I've installed the Dieselsite...

Update:
So far, I've installed the Dieselsite kit and I've put 650 miles on the truck since. I've sent virgin oil samples and a pre-filter oil sample to Caterpillar for a particle count on both. ...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   04-13-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By txgp17
I'm presently running Royal Purple Synchromax,...

I'm presently running Royal Purple Synchromax, which is a special fluid engineered for manuals that call for ATF. I like it a lot more than straight Mobil 1 ATF in my ZF6

I got my filter kit...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   03-28-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By txgp17
I just ordered the Dieselsite kit for my 02' ZF6...

I just ordered the Dieselsite kit for my 02' ZF6 on Friday. I plan on doing a ISO 4406 cleanliness test through Caterpillar before and a while after. That will tell us if indeed the fluid is...
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   12-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By txgp17
I seriously doubt any sludge was knocked loose....

I seriously doubt any sludge was knocked loose. The barrel and kidney loop filter had only been in use for a little more than a year.

The fluid is a proprietary polyether polyol.
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   12-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,666
Posted By txgp17
Archoil AR9100 and bypass oil filters

If you're running Archoil AR9100 oil additive and you have a bypass oil filter on your truck, this pertains to you.

I have a 55 gallon drum of hydraulic oil that I continually reuse and clean...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain FAQ   10-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 52,820
Posted By txgp17
Did each filter have the proper patent number...

Did each filter have the proper patent number printed on it? If not, then I believe you've acquired inferior filters.
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   05-08-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,527
Posted By txgp17
Not at full price, no. It was deeply discounted,...

Not at full price, no. It was deeply discounted, about 50% off if I recall correctly.

I'm not happy about it either, but I prefer that to a leak. I was sick and tired of seeing leaking coolant...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   03-29-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,527
Posted By txgp17
As I understand it, FoMoCo chose the lower...

As I understand it, FoMoCo chose the lower temperature thermostat to better control emissions. The pickups faced stricter emissions requirements than did heavier trucks at the time.
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   03-17-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,527
Posted By txgp17
Mishimoto is now advertising a 205F thermostat...

Mishimoto is now advertising a 205F thermostat for 7.3's. What's kewl is they're using the same style gasket found on OEM Motorcraft thermostats that encapsulates the rim of the thermostat. Unlike...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   02-02-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,273
Posted By txgp17
This. It's really an Odyssey Battery...

This. It's really an Odyssey Battery (http://www.odysseybattery.com/), but in a silver case for Sears. But they are very expensive. If you have a friend with a corporate account at Sears you can...
Forum: 1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - General   01-22-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,624
Posted By txgp17
I contacted them about item #F250ECLBA which is...

I contacted them about item #F250ECLBA which is described as a tank for a long bed truck.

A company rep responded saying that they never had long beds in Austrailia, so they only developed...
Forum: Upgrades and Aftermarket - 6.0L Engine   11-14-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,781
Posted By txgp17
Ford says 20 microns here:...

Ford says 20 microns here: http://mobile.powerstrokediesel.com/index/20403
here for a desktop: http://www.powerstrokediesel.com/index/403

Racor makes the filter, and here are some more details:...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine FAQ   08-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 72,184
Posted By txgp17
The only way to guarantee that it won't breakdown...

The only way to guarantee that it won't breakdown "in the middle of no where" is to never go "in the middle of no where".

I go above and beyond in maintaining my vehicles. Many people call me...
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