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Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   01-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By RLTW1988
Haha not procrastinating, but not guaranteeing...

Haha not procrastinating, but not guaranteeing this guy comes through to buy it! As soon as he shows up with cash, it's his! He's gotta repair his recovery truck first, and that could be a while. And...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   01-16-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
I posted the truck on craigslist, got a...

I posted the truck on craigslist, got a significant amount of interest and even had a guy ready to drive up here tonight to drive it back to SC for my asking price ($2800, tell me if I'm crazy but...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   01-08-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
I am considering selling as is, and will be...

I am considering selling as is, and will be posting an ad soon to see what kind of interest I get in my area. I'm still months from moving and would love to have my truck back in working order...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-29-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
So I finally got to pick the truck up today. The...

So I finally got to pick the truck up today. The shop agreed with you Mark. Something has failed. They said there was clutch material in the pan in addition to some metallic deposits. The truck still...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-24-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
Mark good point, I definitely soils have included...

Mark good point, I definitely soils have included some more information. Sorry to waste your time. The shop replaced the filter and gave me this explanation: on start up everything behaves normally,...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-22-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
Well the shop I left the truck with (I'm...

Well the shop I left the truck with (I'm traveling for the holidays and couldn't leave it in a parking lot) dropped the pan and there was sludge and a bit of metal clogging it up. He took it for a...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-19-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
Well no auto parts stores in my area had a gauge...

Well no auto parts stores in my area had a gauge for that port. Took me a while to figure out it was 1/8 NPT, and when I did, tried to piece one together with plumbing supplies and a 200psi...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-19-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
I appreciate your quick response, and looking at...

I appreciate your quick response, and looking at your profile, you clearly are the type of fella I should be talking to. Since I am certainly no expert, help me out to explain this and get the right...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   12-18-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By RLTW1988
Transmission / torque converter noise and dropping gears

I'm writing to this forum yet again, because it hasn't ever let me down.

1989 7.3l idi NA, 153k original miles, 4x4 with a recently rebuilt E4OD (work done by a small shop in Western NC,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-24-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By RLTW1988
Well I am replacing both rotors and inspecting u...

Well I am replacing both rotors and inspecting u joints while I have everything apart. I am having trouble pressing the lug studs out of the hub that is still good. Soaking it on pb blaster overnight...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-23-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By RLTW1988
Discontinued hubs

I have a 1989 F350 4x4 with the Dana 60 monobeam front axle. Recently I heard a grinding noise in the front right wheel. I identified it as the brake caliper grinding inside the wheel, and found that...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-20-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,463
Posted By RLTW1988
Alright, I should have started this post off more...

Alright, I should have started this post off more clearly saying I'm very new to diesels. When I read the original mention of piston cooling jets I thought that they were a modification or something...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-20-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,463
Posted By RLTW1988
So I'm hearing mixed opinions on the usefulness...

So I'm hearing mixed opinions on the usefulness of those piston cooling jets, but what about other options? I have seen some people claiming a great deal of success with diesel-rx. Anything else...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-16-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,463
Posted By RLTW1988
I do not know how to take a compression or leak...

I do not know how to take a compression or leak down test. I was going to call around to some shops today. I've had several reputable shops in the area tell me they just don't work on trucks this age...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-15-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,463
Posted By RLTW1988
Blow By and rebuild

So my truck has had to take some more daily driving duty than normal, as my car is in need of some intensive maintenance in the next couple weeks, and it has brought something to my attention. I have...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-11-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By RLTW1988
Thanks for the lead on those olives Bill. I...

Thanks for the lead on those olives Bill. I eliminated one recently that was at the 4 way junction that returns to the tank, because all of the return line kits only include the 2 way bonnets for the...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   05-11-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By RLTW1988
SGT Junk I'm considering this modification too,...

SGT Junk I'm considering this modification too, as I'm still chasing air intrusion on my beloved Big Red. What size fittings did you find worked best from the lift pump to the filter, and from the...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   03-06-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
Chuckster are you saying you used a grinder to...

Chuckster are you saying you used a grinder to fit the o-ring or were you referring to the bonnets for the return lines?
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   03-06-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
Instead of tearing the ignition system apart, I'm...

Instead of tearing the ignition system apart, I'm going to wait until the problem resurfaces to diagnose it. I suspect it's in the column but that's just a hunch right now. Thanks for all of your...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-28-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
Automatic transmission. I was hearing no click...

Automatic transmission. I was hearing no click yesterday, but might not have been paying close enough attention. I took the batteries to the truck this morning. Hooked them back up and turned the key...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-27-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By RLTW1988
Luca did you ever find the problem with your...

Luca did you ever find the problem with your truck? I've got a similar issue that just started. After reading this I guess I'll be printing out some wiring diagrams and tracing for fusible links, but...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-27-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
I'm starting to suspect that I have multiple,...

I'm starting to suspect that I have multiple, separate issues. Looking back over the recent issues with the truck dying on the road, the vacuum in the gas tank due to lack of ventilation made a lot...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-26-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
I'm still wondering about the lack of fuel in my...

I'm still wondering about the lack of fuel in my DS return lines. Could this be from the vacuum in the tank draining those lines extremely quickly or is this a symptom of something else? The new caps...
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-22-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
I've been suspicious of the Ford v. IH supply of...

I've been suspicious of the Ford v. IH supply of specialty parts, but that's good evidence, thank you. I've ordered two pressure vented diesel caps from rock auto and they should come in this week....
Forum: 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)   02-21-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By RLTW1988
That's the top of my filter assembly. I just use...

That's the top of my filter assembly. I just use something to pry that up around the lip of it, and either replace the o ring or drill it out and plug it? I'm going to track down a replacement gas...
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