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New Style Valve Cover Harness on OBS Truck

I was just curious if anybody had heard of putting 2nd gen 7.3 (like my buddies 01) valve cover gaskets, internal harness, and external pigtails on a 1st gen 7.3 OBS Truck (My 96). I will be doing injector o-rings and glow plugs soon and thought if this was a chance to upgrade to the new style connector and internal harness I'd take it. I heard that toasty connections on a OBS glow plug harness are a common issue. The new style uses only one large connector instead of two smaller ones per valve cover. Any input is appreciated.

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You could swap the parts over, but it would be a lot of monkeying around. If you can get the newer ones for cheap/free to replace yours if they are pooched go for it. If yours are fine, let them be. Even the newer connectors can experience meltdown.


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I still say that those Dodge mirrors have as much business on a OBS Ford as yoga pants have on a fat .02
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