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Forum: E-Series Vans   Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
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What brand did you get? Autometer or ISSPRO or...

What brand did you get? Autometer or ISSPRO or something else?
Forum: E-Series Vans   Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,755
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Do you have a pre-pump filter? I see you've done...

Do you have a pre-pump filter? I see you've done the Hutch mod, so without a pre-pump filter, the screen on the inlet to the frame mounted pump can plug up. That would explain this. Is there a...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-20-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By RT
That's pretty much it - sounds like you are one...

That's pretty much it - sounds like you are one tooth off. A lot of steering boxes have one spline thicker than the others so the pitman arm only goes on one way. If that's the case, you can center...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-19-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By RT
So - the generic CPSs are known for windshield...

So - the generic CPSs are known for windshield wiper interference. You would think based on the raining and the no tach that the CPS would be suspect. HOWEVER - no WTS indicates the PCM isn't...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions   11-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By RT
Transmission trouble?

Thought this was funny
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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-10-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By RT
Do you have the oil to water cooler in the bottom...

Do you have the oil to water cooler in the bottom of the radiator? If not, you should convert to a newer radiator and plumb that in. If you're relying on the little undersized oil to air cooler by...
Forum: Power Stroke Excursions   11-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 178
Posted By RT
Check your IPR tin nut. If the solenoid isnít...

Check your IPR tin nut. If the solenoid isnít firmly in place, you wonít have full range of RPM. Fuel pressure could also be an issue.


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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-09-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By RT
Where are you vacationing? Someone on the forum...

Where are you vacationing? Someone on the forum might be close by.
Forum: Power Strokes 1994-1997 General   11-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 148
Posted By RT
If the OD is flashing, there are transmission...

If the OD is flashing, there are transmission codes. If the scanner didnít see them, thatís just an indication his scanner isnít compatible with your truck.


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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-08-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By RT
Something is definitely going on with that...

Something is definitely going on with that cylinder. Hold down bolts or the injector cup are about the only two possibilities, so I'd suggest swapping the cup and checking the bolts. There is the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-07-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,866
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Unlikely given the first PowerStroke hit the...

Unlikely given the first PowerStroke hit the market in 99...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,866
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Its less about engine differences and more about...

Its less about engine differences and more about the control systems. The 02-03 models use more integrated controls. For example, the 2000 has a starter solenoid hanging on the left fender. Same...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
The tune shouldnít affect anything at idle. ...

The tune shouldnít affect anything at idle. Romps are almost always an oil issue. Have you switched to the 5W40 yet?


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Forum: 2017 and up 6.7L Engine and Drivetrain   11-03-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By RT
We donít use heating oil down here so I donít...

We donít use heating oil down here so I donít know anything about it. Why would you use #2 diesel for heat? All of the lubricity additives, the hydro washing, everything added for modern engines...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-03-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
5W40 is what most people use. There are some...

5W40 is what most people use. There are some diesel rated 10W30s, but I wouldn't use that unless you lived in the Arctics.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-03-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
You wouldn't necessarily have to replace the...

You wouldn't necessarily have to replace the injectors. They make shims that will get your poppet valves back to spec. Search eBay for "94-03 7.3 POWERSTROKE injector repair KIT w/ external seals,...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By RT
The best way to tell if your turbo is spooling...

The best way to tell if your turbo is spooling would be with a boost gauge. Or, a scanner like ForScan that would allow you to monitor the MAP sensor. Seat of the pants measurement is somewhat...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
Low viscosity oil definitely will extend the need...

Low viscosity oil definitely will extend the need to address the issue. Batteries should be at 12.6 volts resting. Yours are nearly completely discharged. Got to get that addressed first.

...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
Opens for me. It is a .pdf link, so when you...

Opens for me. It is a .pdf link, so when you click on it, you should see a file download.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   11-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 688
Posted By RT
Read this - 128206 Our weather recently...

Read this - 128206

Our weather recently took a nosedive as well. One day its in the 90s. Next morning it's 32 and we have frost all over the place. My truck started right up without cycling...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-31-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By RT
I have ForScan on my iPad and iPhone. They have...

I have ForScan on my iPad and iPhone. They have an Android version too. There is a free and paid version for both.


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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-31-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By RT
Cheapest tool you can get is going to be ForScan...

Cheapest tool you can get is going to be ForScan (runs on Android or iOS) using a ELM 327 OBDII adapter. I chose this one -...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-29-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By RT
No one was being disrespectful. It was an...

No one was being disrespectful. It was an illustration of the folly of doing something just to be doing something. You may not know this, but Mark was a Ford transmission engineer who had a hand in...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-28-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By RT
Did he ohm out the old and new solenoid? Wonít...

Did he ohm out the old and new solenoid? Wonít make any difference if heís putting the same type solenoid back in.


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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-24-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By RT
The 7.3 frame doesn't flex like the 6.4 and 6.7...

The 7.3 frame doesn't flex like the 6.4 and 6.7 so you won't have the cracked radiator issue that those trucks have. I've been using Spectra brand replacements with no issues whatsoever. I've never...
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