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Can't argue with charts and graphs, unless you got better charts and graphs. 88% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
 

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You guys realize this stuff is the gateway to failure RIGHT?
take it to pm's PLEASE...
 

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You're dreaming.

30 years ago the IDI was the bees knees. There were a number of corporations that offered a host of aftermarket parts with next day availability. Ideas on power and economy were abuzz, and people were very active about the platform. Now you have a handful of niche vendors that have uncertain lead times, with only a few people are active about them. Most questions here are about repair and maintenance, not power/performance.

Yes, there will always be a community for them, as you've seen with your caddy. That community has flourished in the last decade as people became more familiar and frequently use the internet. Unfortunately, the number of IDI's on the road continue to decline every day. As newer and newer trucks come out with more and more power, these old dinosaurs are unfortunately going to become less and less common.

Argue it if you want, but 30 years ago IDI fords were on every corner of America. You want to make that claim now?
I am very late to this but I can say with full confidence that these trucks are making a comeback as the aftermarket support grows. I work on them as a side gig outside of work, and I’m seeing more and more of them around town. I get that the majority of the members here are not on social media like some of the younger members are but idi’s are all over my feed. They may not be as popular as PowerStrokes or cummins’ but those platforms have had vast performance support from the get go and our idi’s have only just broken through the ice.
 

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Till we lose the machinists needed to refurbish the blocks..
But with the Smog Natzi's crap ongoing, I don't have high hopes...
 

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I’m a 30 something year old and I only Use Facebook for marketplace..and they think I’m some 45 yr old non bianary women named Andy,.I won’t give them anymore than I need to. They track every sell and purchase and comment.

I’ve been a diesel forum reader for years. Competition diesel was my spot back in the day..diesel registry is still up and going but mostly based on Cummins from what I recall.

When I was calling around about new reman engines all the builders said they have major demand for the old IDI platforms. People are fixing up their old trucks or buying them to refurbish.

This site would be better off catering to late model diesels in my opinion.

I’m also part of the sprinter forum..I own 2 2005 sprinters. That forum is doing very well! Tons of activity, tons of write ups, you ask a question and in a day you’ll have some of the best sprinter mechanics in the country giving you advice.

Why not check that website out and take some pointers?
 

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Cuz if it was EASY everyone would be doing it...
Seems you missed your own point
 

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Just my thoughts, couple years ago this was and still is the only active site ford the idis. i havent been as active since getting my new truck, but if i have usefull information i can provide to someone i will do it.

i was inactive for about 2-3 months and when i came back i noticed what Hacked told me "new members create a thread instead of using the search bar" and if you look that is completely true. same topics (return lines/caps Glowplugs starting/charging problems) so it would just flood the site with crap instead of good information, part of the reason why im not as active.

im sure all of us want to help eachother fix/figure out our truck problems but its fustrating when noobs cant help themselves to the good info that is already here. when i had my '91 i had fixed some problems and used info from this site and a haynes book to do it.

i do not know much info about the site politics but it is sad that the owner of the forums is not a leader, he sits back and does nothing like how a boss acts.
 

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On the old "p i r a t e 4x4" ( R.I.P. )
We would flame that crap right outta you, cept for Tuesday, This was newbie freebie day.
Cuz "how do I fit 35" tires on my yota ?" EveryDAY gets old purty quickly.
But instant gratification it is.
Partly why forums are dieing....
 

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On the old "p i r a t e 4x4" ( R.I.P. )
We would flame that crap right outta you, cept for Tuesday, This was newbie freebie day.
Cuz "how do I fit 35" tires on my yota ?" EveryDAY gets old purty quickly.
But instant gratification it is.
Partly why forums are dieing....
I lurk the FB groups and its even worse than the forum, although amusing watching @IDIoit stir people up
 

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