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  1. ocnorb

    KansasIDI’s 1986 Ford F250HD 7.3L IDI

    I started up an IDI on an engine stand last week. Fuel lines were empty and I couldn’t find my electric lift pump; so had to crank it up through the stock mechanical pump. I tried the gas soaked rag for the first time. It worked much better than ether; just have to make sure it doesn’t get...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    No OBD2; there is a way to run the Edge just on sensors. It requires a separate 12v key on input. It’s in the manual, but not very well documented. Works great. I have EGT, boost psi, turbo out temperature, intake temperature and ambient temperature currently hooked up.
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I’ve been thinking about putting a double din stereo with a larger screen, but the thought of trying to get one to fit and the prices of the better units have kept me from doing it. Carplay in my commuter car has spoiled me. Love using Waze and listening to podcasts all hands free. So when I...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Took the IDI to the high country to get out of the heat for a few days… Saw these old IH beauties at a local truck show. Had to share:
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Weird things you see at the dunes: We also visited the memorial for the fallen. A very beautiful and humbling tribute.
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Not much going on with the truck. We again traveled to southern Utah to find some sun, but ended up in weather colder than home! Yesterday was much warmer, but it’s usually in the high 50s to low 60s this time of year. First time I’ve ever seen snow this low out here. A few cool old rigs...
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    a project i call, THEE WEE BASTARD

    No, I haven’t seen that one. Looks freaking awesome. Got a link? Have you ever watched the DieselPumpUK guys pump and OM build Utube videos? I have watched hours of his stuff. Those billet pumps he builds are pretty incredible.
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    a project i call, THEE WEE BASTARD

    It’s always a time suck. I hate it too, but it’s super satisfying to know it’s done right. Looking good! I shared this with my brother as he is building a Ranchero of the same era currently.
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    Dreaded ATS OEM Turbo Up-pipe slip joint leak has killed my boost 2022 edition.

    Thanks! The back gas was just to prevent “sugaring”; stainless that has sugaring will fail fairly quickly. It welded about the same. This being my first shot at it, I’m happy with the results. Yes, the buried in the sand trick was to try and slow the cooling down as much as possible. It was...
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    a project i call, THEE WEE BASTARD

    Did you build those valve covers? Absolutely beautiful!
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    1989 F-250 7.3 Project

    IIRC one of the GM IDI guys (N8t8r??) also found that making the feed line from the inside of the tank larger made a big difference in the pumps ability to keep up at high loads. Any thoughts on that side of the equation? I’m setting my pump and filters up almost exactly like yours; debating...
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    Sidewinder | Boost gauge woes

    Sounds like the fitting that ties them together may have a leak???
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I’m all about the Irish coffee!
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I’m hoping that is exactly how this will work. I made it to fit my intake elbow; the canister is open on one end and sealed on the other. I’ll use a short piece of hose between the paint gun regulator and the canister.
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    More fuel? More advance? Both? Or leave as is?

    My truck sounds similar as far as starting and smoke. I backed my timing off to 7.5 to see if it would help, but it’s still got a gray haze. Your post got me to thinking about what else could be contributing. Could the CDR just be allowing too much through the intake? Mine always has a bit of...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Sorry to be a post hog. I now know that my hot side has no leaks, but I want to test my cold side. Suspect that I may have an intake leak. Home-brewed a leak tester. Hoping to try it out tomorrow.
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    The red one! lol Funny enough; none of them! I had to borrow my wonderful wife’s Willys to go! My rig is down and I just ran out of time before the trip. It turned brutal cold here this last two weeks; It’s usually near 70 in October. Hard to get projects done when it’s freezing!
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Well, we camped near Arches National Park. Towing involved pulling a 23’ car hauler loaded with a Jeep and our camper over Spanish Fork Canyon. Not sure how heavy, but not a light load for sure. I was able to do the speed limit all the way over, except for one steep section that slowed me to...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Towed for the first time with my home-brewed stainless up-pipe and 3” down pipe. It went very well.
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    Dreaded ATS OEM Turbo Up-pipe slip joint leak has killed my boost 2022 edition.

    Currently have a mandrel bent crossover from CDD curing in the BBQ! Wife's out of town, but it won't fit in the oven... Using DEI HI-Temp coating... 2 more coats to go. Cheers!
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    Dreaded ATS OEM Turbo Up-pipe slip joint leak has killed my boost 2022 edition.

    For the Y-pipe I was a little better prepared. I've done a few jobs welding cast over the years. So I broke out some Jupiter Rod left over from an old job and buttered the top before attaching a V-band flange. Here it sits after a full night of being buried in the sand (After full pre-heat and...
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    Dreaded ATS OEM Turbo Up-pipe slip joint leak has killed my boost 2022 edition.

    This was a learning experience for me. I've welded lots of materials, but never stainless that required a back-purge. Bought some materials and set up my argon regulator with a second outlet to feed the purge hose. Don't laugh too hard. This was my first ever attempt; if it fails I will build...
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