homemade tool,worth it or not? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: salem,n.y.
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
homemade tool,worth it or not?

I have searched,cant find an equivelent,say you took a operating injector,wired it properly to hook into uvch harness,do you think that is the most econimical way to go to test i.d.m.,im thinking for on the road,my 350 is a dump truck,no one in my area will tow me loaded,a ways away,yes there is the trucks,any thoughts out there,thanks
geo1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 76 Times in 74 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm having difficulty envisioning what you are trying to do. The most economical thing in my mind is to find a cheap (and good) IDM on ebay and carry a spare you can swap in. I have 2 of them that I got for $50 each. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-24-2013, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: salem,n.y.
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the reply,new to powerstroke,read thru a lot of old threads,seemed like a lot of idm issues,didnt know if i should treat it like a wear item or not,never thought about ebay,thanks again,geo
geo1 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-24-2013, 06:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm at 334k miles on original IDM, so it's not a wear part.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-24-2013, 08:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Patrick Feeley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 2,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 76 Times in 74 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah, its not a wear item, but they can go bad (electrical part failure or sometimes water intrusion). If all the valvecover wiring harness connection inspections and checks are good, sometimes the easiest thing to do is swap in a known good unit. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
Patrick Feeley is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome