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Forum: 1999-2007 General Questions   08-19-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By bugman
It should be stamped on the rim if they are...

It should be stamped on the rim if they are steel. Not sure if they are aluminum, perhaps look on the brake side of the rim.

But I am betting they are 8" or 203mm
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   08-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By bugman
If the speedometer and odometer is working then...

If the speedometer and odometer is working then the VSS should be fine.

I am not a automatic fan so that is about all I know of that you can check if things are not working properly. On the...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   08-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By bugman
Make sure that that third brake light on the cab...

Make sure that that third brake light on the cab is working.

If it had the cruse recall done check the fuses just off of the master brake cylinder.

Is the speedometer working? It could also...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-15-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,380
Posted By bugman
Does it actually have the 6 speed or the stock 5...

Does it actually have the 6 speed or the stock 5 speed.

Depending on the rear gears anywhere from 15mpg to 20mpg and not much more depending on the gearing in the rear end
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   08-14-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By bugman
Did you upgrade the charge wire to the battery...

Did you upgrade the charge wire to the battery aslo?

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Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   08-07-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By bugman
Any automotive parts store will have what you are...

Any automotive parts store will have what you are looking for. They are kind of hard to actually describe but what they do is fit around the fuel line and then slide into the fitting to release...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-07-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By bugman
The theory behind it is a good one but when I did...

The theory behind it is a good one but when I did mine over 20 years ago owners were saying how much it quieted down the engine and helped everything associated with it.

When I put it on I...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   08-04-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By bugman
If anything pull at least one of the tanks and...

If anything pull at least one of the tanks and just take it to the car wash and clean it inside. Then make sure that it is dry before reinstalling it. Perhaps start with the rear tank since it is a...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   08-04-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By bugman
Just to give you a answer, get that fuel out of...

Just to give you a answer, get that fuel out of the tanks.

Get a few 5 gallon fuel cans and siphon it out, then put some fresh fuel into it.

You could even get a electric fuel pump and put it...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-02-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By bugman
If I were to do it again I wouldn't. I...

If I were to do it again I wouldn't.

I noticed zero that is 0 difference from when I didn't have one to when I had one.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-02-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By bugman
If mods improved mileage as much as they claim to...

If mods improved mileage as much as they claim to they would put the oil refineries out of business.

So, how are you checking the mileage? Using math or the lie-o-meter? How many tanks of fuel...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-30-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By bugman
I think that I would want to do a test on the...

I think that I would want to do a test on the fuel pressure before I changed out the pump. But the pump is a likely problem

If you do decided to change out the pump I have a write up by a member...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions   07-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 207
Posted By bugman
People learn lessons when they nail their horns...

People learn lessons when they nail their horns at me. I have been known to shut my vehicle off, get out and pop the hood and just stand there for a few minutes or at least a couple of light changes...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-29-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By bugman
It can also be due to a fuel pump on it's way...

It can also be due to a fuel pump on it's way out. If it can't supply the high pressure fuel to the injectors it will light the light.
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 Upgrades and Aftermarket   07-29-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By bugman
A lot will depend on your inspection station and...

A lot will depend on your inspection station and if they have gotten busted for passing a vehicle that shouldn't be passed.
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 Upgrades and Aftermarket   07-29-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By bugman
The 3 1/2" stock exhaust is more than capable for...

The 3 1/2" stock exhaust is more than capable for your truck.

If you want cooler exhaust look into a innercooler.

But if you are set in your mind for a 4" system you will have to spend big...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   07-26-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By bugman
Years ago I had one sample that had a high fuel...

Years ago I had one sample that had a high fuel dilution percentage on it. They just recommended to watch it.

The half dozen or so afterwards the fuel dilution is right back to where it should...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By bugman
On using the drill bits, start with one just...

On using the drill bits, start with one just larger than the hole. It will grab the metal easier than a small one will.
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-23-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By bugman
For the HPOP plug go down to your local Harbor...

For the HPOP plug go down to your local Harbor Freight and pick up a left twist drill bit set. Then get your reversible drill and chuck up a large bit and once that bit bites into the soft plug it...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-22-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By bugman
Have you checked the fuel pressure on the...

Have you checked the fuel pressure on the schrader valve on the drivers side of the filter housing?

You can use a pencil type air pressure gauge to do it. Just wrap a rag around it so you don't...
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   07-19-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By bugman
To do it right you need a break out box that will...

To do it right you need a break out box that will shut down each injector individually.

But without one you can pull the valve cover and disconnect each injectors wiring and find it that way.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions   07-17-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 207
Posted By bugman
Awe grasshopper, you too shall learn as you get...

Awe grasshopper, you too shall learn as you get older.


My neighbor is a ex Colorado Trouper and there is a kid that goes to the high school across the street from us that drives a Dodge with...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   07-17-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By bugman
Guessing from the OP's other post the truck is a...

Guessing from the OP's other post the truck is a 94 IDI non turbo F350

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Forum: 2017 & Up General Questions   07-17-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By bugman
For a SD truck you really need a 12,000 lb winch...

For a SD truck you really need a 12,000 lb winch which is fairly large. Trying to find a bumper that will hide it is going to be a challenge.

Start with the winch manufacturer's websites and...
Forum: General Diesel   07-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By bugman
Diesels also cost more in the initial investment...

Diesels also cost more in the initial investment and in the long run which cancels out any fuel mileage savings. Repairs to a diesel also cost more than a gas engine.

By the way it is a Cummins...
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