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So what did you do with your truck today?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by GOOSE, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

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    I've come close several times. The worst time was about three years back. i was so exhausted that I climbed in the last truck at the job site to leave in the evening and I literally couldn't remember where I was or how to get back to the shop. I got lucky. The first stop sign I came to was at a street that ran a couple of blocks from my house and then it all came back to me. That was a different job than I have now.
     
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    hce So can i.... Supporting Member

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    Got the front/left Caliper, rotor, Pads, and wheel bearings all replaced today. It rained for the first half of the day, so the second side comes tomorrow.

    side note, does anyone know what this thing is? it seems to be some sort of sensor that runs to the stock fuel filter mount. OEM water separator maybe? My rig has an aftermarket Racor unit, so I'm not entirely sure if the stock one is still in use.



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    I believe that's the one that plugs in to the useless fuel heater.
     
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    Trans oil flush ~16.3 quarts
    ATF mercon
    Diff oil change ~2.7 quarts
    75w-140 full synthetic

    Mount/installed trans temp gauge

    Started wrapping the exhaust , trying to lower temperatures , turbo piping doesn’t help
     
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    tried to get her to start still bleeding the air out of the fuel lines
     
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    Turbo engine looks like. :)
     
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    Which one?:D image.jpg
     
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    Just in case guys did not know about this company. They have a 370AMP six phase hair pin style alternator that mounts in the factory single unit location. Just upgrade your charging cables.

    https://www.mechman.com/alternators...series-alternator-for-early-powerstroke-ford/

    I must admit I worked here at one time. He's a great friend mine.
     
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    And I'll bet you practically stole that set up too.
     
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    Replaced the ignition actuator rod and lubricated the whole assembly. Got it timed correctly on the second try.
     
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    I drove back to Kearney, Nebraska. I went to Menard's and then Wal-Mart. No issues. On the way home, I was just a few miles north of the state line. Another vehicle was coming toward me, so I dimmed the lights. All of a sudden, there was NO HEADLIGHTS and I was at highway speed after dark! I said "Oh (four letter word)!" out loud. I was lucky enough that no one was behind me and I managed to keep it in my lane while I got stopped on the shoulder of the road. I took out my phone and looked around inside. The dimmer switch on the floor (1985 truck) was unplugged and sitting cockeyed on the carpet. I knew that it was loose, but not that loose. I took the kick panel off and got it plugged back in. PRESTO! Working headlights.:Thumbs Up I carefully sat the switch down on the carpet and continued on my way home. The switch worked fine that way as long as I was careful not to knock it over with my foot. I just seem to have all kinds of adventures lately. After I put my groceries away, I sat down and ordered a pait of the brightest headlight bulbs that LMC Truck sells for the bullnose trucks. That way, I'll have the most light I can have when I take it back to Colorado for another camping trip in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Don't forget a relay harness. (Buy or build one)


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    It's been on there since 2014 or so.
     

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