New to me 94 IDIT rescue.

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by ShadetreeV, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. ShadetreeV

    ShadetreeV Full Access Member

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    Thanks @Rossroams , I lucked out with this truck big time, and my wife is a fan of the two tone so bonus points there.. Not sure what the intercooler is out of but it's massive. Most likely a later power stroke unit . I'll get some pics for you next chance I have.
    On another note, I took it for my first joyride last night. First time driving an idi, and I'm hooked now. Holy crap is this thing fun. Runs like a scalded ape!
    Havent fixed the boost or pyro gauges yet but have them on the short list. Seat of the pants feel says it's making good power though.
    Of course a few things surfaced. I need to address the fuel system again. The IP needs a atf/MMO treatment. After the last run she stalled after I let off the throttle. Have a bit of a white haze under accel so I'm on the hunt for a timing setup as well , starts great hot or cold.
    Major death wobble! Scared the crap out of me when. I tapped the brakes coming out of 3rd. Found the track bar mount loose. Tightened that up, improved it but will be looking at all the other suspect items as I can still feel it in the wheel.
    Power steering has a leak, topped the fluid off and worked great.
    Trans and t-case are perfect. Shifts smoothly, the clutch fix worked wonders.
    Anxious as hell to start using this thing.
     
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    That’s awesome man, looks like you found a gem. Lord knows my ZF has seen some crap in its day. And I hope you get the death wobble figured out! I’ve found a 2.25” intercooler pipe kit on eBay for like 70$ and it’s tempting me.
     
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    Well, finally another bit of progress. Kept loosing power steering, fluid escaping past the oring seal on the ps pump reservoir, as i already had the Ac pump off I opted to yard the whole adapter bracket. New pump and pulley installed .

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    Just a small update. Been a while since I posted. Family is priorities and a new baby have me working on everything but the truck at This point. Last night I was able to thrash and get the bracket reinstalled and managed to fire it up around midnight. After sitting again for a month she barked after a glowplug cycle and idled perfect. Fixed a boost leak at one of the connections to the intercooler. Boost and pyro guages still need to be rewired. New ps pump works but a new leak reared its head at the pressure side fitting and will now be replacing that too. New plan is to get a temp one day operation permit and move it to my house where I can actually spend some time on it.
     
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    Great thread! What is the blueish color paint code? Looking to repaint my 78 in that
     
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    I'm a little late to the party, but nice truck and good work! I've also recently bought a 94 XLT 4x4 idit but with a e4od which was what I wanted. Congratulations on the new baby, good luck with your project and welcome to the Forum!
     
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    You have your priorities straight then.
     

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