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Old 11-18-2012, 10:41 AM
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newbie. 97 f250 with lots of P.O. things to repair

Hello Everyone.

I have been lurking for a bit reading this great forum.
I am in Ft St John for the winter and picked up a 97 reg cab 4x4.

the truck has a good assortment of previous owner mods that I am hoping to identify and repair with your help.
I am not well versed in the acronyms you guys use yet so have to google the alphabet soup you guys speak in

I guess we can start with the MAP sensor oddity...



why would someone splice a ground into the green wire?

next I need a name and part number to what appears to be a pressure sender that is leaking on the fuel pressure regulator.



next is looking for info on what i think is a high idle controller but looks different then the ones I find searching.



It is -20C here and I have been busy trying to get the truck to start.
it was low on coolant. looks like thermostat housing leaks
it was low on oil. did an oil change with some rotella t6? 5w40. oddly the motor seems to run far smoother, never seen that just with an oil change.
the cord running between the two batteries was hanging on to the post by a 'thread', so replaced it.

once it reliably starts in the cold I can start chasing the wiring issues.
it really needs rear disc brakes and lockers.

thank you for any assistance you can provide
Michael
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They probably spliced it so that they could format a switch onto the MAP sensor so they could roll coal when it's off


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As far as the leak on the FPR goes, that's probably easily fixed with a new set of fuel bowl o rings. $20 from bob at dieselorings.
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but I believe the sensor that you are referring to on the FPR is the fuel filter restriction sensor. It's designed to let you know when your fuel filter is plugged, but serves no real purpose. You will start to notice drive-ability issues before it triggers the "fuel filter" light.
It is an expensive sensor to replace, but you can eliminate it and plug the hole with a 1/8" NPT plug. Mine has been deleted since I bought the truck.

By the way,
I've got a cousin who lives up in Fort St. John.
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While you are in your fuel bowl I'd suggest that you clean your FPR screen, or fuel pressure regulator screen. I've got a writeup around here somewhere that details what all the sensors are and such, just search for "FPR screen clean writeup."

Box looks like an Auxiliary Idle Controller.

Ground on map should be wired into switch. I'd guesstimate that a previous owner flipped switch, signal read as ground which meant the motor dumped in more fuel aka coal.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:11 AM
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thanks Guys,

I had a day off yesterday.
the AIC box was gutted so I removed it.
I will remove and plug the filter restriction sensor next chance I get.
the backpressure valve was unplugged, so I plugged it back in. I guess I have to see where the air temp sender has gone to get it working as intended. the home brew exhaust brake looks interesting.

I was trying to figure out an odd ticking sound the other day. add in a coolant leak near the balancer area and I think we have a dieing waterpump.

found the fpr screen write up, will read that with my coffee this morn

I am going to fix all the reliability issues I can see, then this truck gets rear disc brakes and lockers.
I stumbled across a thread where E250 brakes were swapped on to the sterling, if I was home with my tools I would go that route.

thanks again
Michael
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