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    Upgrading to electric lift pump

    I would think that the ideal way to do it would be to have a bypass regulator after the filter, possibly connected directly to the filter head. The bypass line would feed to the return line back to the tank. What is the benefit of feeding the return back into the feed line to the lift pump...
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    Anyone in NW TX who can weld?

    Definitely not ideal trying an overhead stick weld for a first go. Usually takes quite a bit of practice to be able to produce anything remotely safe on an overhead.
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    Anyone in NW TX who can weld?

    Too bad I live up in NE, I would weld that up in a heartbeat for ya.
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    Name the cause of this smokeshow - 6.9IDI+T

    Have you taken a small whiff of the exhaust? That amount of smoke would tell me that you have a cylinder that isnt firing or a small headgasket leak. My F250 had 1 cylinder that would never fire on cold start and it would produce light grey smoke like that for a good 20 minutes before it finally...
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    Good info, especially because it is such a pain to actually adjust the IP. First thing that came to mind when I was checking my new truck was "Boy this would be great to adjust while measuring" but I recalled the details here on Oilburners and knew better. Your point on the 20* offset, can you...
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    I Should clarify, my truck, which needs to have it's timing adjusted, actually starts really well but it does smoke on startup and feels as though it doesnt have the power that it should...Not that our trucks have alot to begin with. If you have never checked your timing with a meter, it is...
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    I believe that is exactly what I had posted with the exception of the WTS light. The diagram that I posted, the WTS is connected to the white wire as well so that the light triggers when you hold the switch down.
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    "...Timing that is off can cause hard starts, overheating, lack of power, and poor mpg to name a few..." My truck has all of these things :D:D:D:D Timing is off by ~4 degrees according to my meter, just havent had time to tinker with it. It seems to idle kind of rough, smooths out mid range tho
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    Manual glow plug switch amps.

    This is the style of switch that I use, not exactly the same as mine but very similar. supposedly rated for 50a but theres no way to know if it can actually hold 50a https://www.amazon.com/JahyShow-Heavy-Duty-Momentary-Push-Button-Starter/dp/B0781GDMXQ
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    Yep! Thats the Idea! The controller is kind of expensive and you cant really tell if its about to fail, they just go from working to not working aaand you get stranded. Manual temporary switch has it's own risks (low quality switches get stuck on and fry your system) but is as reliable as your...
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    I believe the block heater is rated for 1000W, so youre generator technically can power it but youd be pushing it to its limits.
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    So, rather than swapping to a 6v power supply, you should be able to add another resistor into the circuit to bring the voltage and amperage down. There are resistor holders that allow you to swap the resistor out for testing but the resistor will allow you to control how low you want the...
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    Glow Plug Idea Question

    Usually when people talk about a manual glowplug button, they are eliminating the controller so the wiring ends up being a little more complicated.
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    Aluminum radiator upgrade

    Thats awesome! I get all warm and fuzzy when I am actually useful to someone. There are solders that prevent that feature, usually high silver content used with specific types of flux but its not the kind of stuff found at normal stores. A good crimp tool with a sleeve of heat shrink and maybe a...
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    Aluminum radiator upgrade

    Another issue with solder and the primary reason why I recommend people use mechanical crimp joints when doing electrical anywhere outside the cab. Solder has a major tendency to attract moisture and propagate corrosion. Probably yet another factor that contributes to the failure of soldered...
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