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Time for a new GP harness

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Lonewolf182, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Lonewolf182

    Lonewolf182 Full Access Member

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    When I did an engine swap a while back I also took the harness. But the pin out must have been different. The gp wires fryed right away.
    Wasn't a problem in warm weather but now......

    Anyway, I looked into making my own but with the time it'd take to chase parts and put it together, I think buying one could be a better deal.

    Found an interesting one on eBay. Does anyone have experience with his harnesses or this type of gp connector?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-9-7-3-Id...783494?hash=item4222dd8186:g:PpEAAOSwxW9emTU3
     
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    The classic diesel designs harness is awesome. Really makes everything a lot nicer under the hood
     
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    Thanks Miles1400.
    Looks good and cheaper too!
     
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    I have gotten the ones Wes sells for a couple of my trucks , nicely done ones.
     
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    I have a harness from Wes and I love it
     
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    I will be buying one from Wes in the future for my Ex Wife project truck. As far as I'm concerned, it's a must have before I even try to start the engine.
     
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    Me... I'm a build it yourself kinda guy. I did build my own.

    But if you are going to buy a kit, let me put in another recommendation for Wes' kit.
     
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    I've had a new fire pop up so it may be a minute before I can go with a new harness. I can use the block heater for a while if i have to.

    But, I'll be glad to look into Wes's harness.
    How do I find him? I've tried searching the members list.
     
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    Thanks Phillip1
    Looking at the two harnesses offered has me wondering.
    I know that the engine I put in is a 94 idi and i thought it was a factory turbo.
    It has the square intake and the cdr on the drivers side valve cover. But the glowplug controller is on the back of the engine, behind were a non-turbo cdr would be.
    So does that mean that someone did a turbo upgrade to this engine? And that I need the non-turbo harness?
     
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    @Lonewolf182 i believe the turbo harness has longer wires but i could be wrong.
     
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    If you have a turbo on your truck I would recommend installing the gp controller in the turbo location. Behind the engine it could get too hot and get damaged by the turbo.
     
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    I haven't got a clue how or were to move the gpc
     
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    If you have the idit valve covers, you will have a plate attached to the passenger valve cover that the controller will bolt to. You will have to unbolt the controller from the back (there is 2 bolts that hold it to the intake) and move the existing wiring to the new controller location
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