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Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Alwaysreadyrob, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. 79jasper

    79jasper Chickenhawk

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    $600 in just labor isn't terrible, from the sound of all the work he did.
    Just because he's a "certified diesel mechanic" doesn't mean much, he may know nothing about the idi. Which you should have verified his knowledge of (or lack thereof) beforehand, imo.

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    Selahdoor How can I help you, or make you laugh, today? Supporting Member

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    Yep. That much is obvious by the invoice. :D

    Is there a separate invoice for the labor?
     
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    Selahdoor How can I help you, or make you laugh, today? Supporting Member

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    The invoice above says "parts subtotal".

    The labor is described, but the invoice is for parts, not labor.
     
  4. Alwaysreadyrob

    Alwaysreadyrob 1994 7.3 TURBO IDI 4x4

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    Nope , The other invoices I have was for things like installing R& D air induction, R & D Stage 1 Injectors, R & D Fuel Rails and CDD Glow Plug Harness, CDD aluminum washer fluid reservoir and a ford water temperature gauge.
     
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    Alwaysreadyrob 1994 7.3 TURBO IDI 4x4

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    Alwaysreadyrob 1994 7.3 TURBO IDI 4x4

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    Ya something shady about his whole operation, not even an address or mail box out front and like pulling teeth to get a straight invoice with parts and labor and itemized reciept.
     
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    Oakdale.... Were there any teeth to pull?
     
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    Alwaysreadyrob 1994 7.3 TURBO IDI 4x4

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    Not oakdale west side of Fresno
     
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    @Alwaysreadyrob can you come down over the grapevine ?
    Get you straighten out before the winter

    Don’t pay,
    what dealership? Lol
    It doesn’t take 4-6 months
    I wouldn’t give him another dime
     
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    What exactly did he do to the throttle linkage when he modified it? You might just not be getting full throttle.
     
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    I take my 1986 6.9 to Larry's Automotive in Van Nuys. They have an good old school mechanic who understands this truck. I understand that's a long drive at 45 mph, but that's what I would do. It sounds like the IP might need to be adjusted but I am a complete novice. Did you install a new one or was the old one adjusted incorrectly? Is there black smoke coming out of the tail pipe? Good luck.
     
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    I would be inclined to think that the truck is not timed correctly because the IP was removed and possibly re-installed incorrectly.
    Also, were the IP hard fuel lines from the pump to the injectors run to the correct injectors?
     
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    wish I had the time to help... currently slammed at work. no time for nothin
     
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    @Alwaysreadyrob
    Man that sucks! This “mechanic” is a tool! And it sounds like you had your doubts about him with his sketchy place.

    I would cut your losses and find a great old ford diesel mechanic and have him start from square one.
    Timing is key with the IDIs.
    It’s running but not well, with what he did sounds like he messed up timing it correctly putting it back together.

    I know it’s nice outside there, so it easy to work on the truck outside!

    Here not so much it was 0 degrees driving to work this morning!

    I watched a bunch of YouTube videos on how to time IDIs, I even bought a old Matco timing adapter for timing
    My 94 crew that has 323,000 on the clock... it smokes bad and has a lot of blow bystill ran great when I parked it.

    Its going rebuilt motor this next year since I don’t have a garage to work on it in.
     

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