Does new Motorcraft UVCH address the connector issue - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 10-13-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northglenn
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does new Motorcraft UVCH address the connector issue

I am going to replace my glow plugs, gasket, and UVCH this week based on some bad tests once I get my parts in from Riff Raff and I am curious if I will have to do the fiddy cent trick or the shims? Does the newer stock from motorcraft address that issue already.
Tdog77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-15-2013, 01:54 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ish.

Its better, but not foolproof.

I would use zipties, rather than the 50 cent mod.
It has failed before.

A/Ox3 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-15-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northglenn
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Trying to visualize how a zip tie would work, not doubting you just not seeing it. I will search but do you have al link to a picture or something. Thanks
Tdog77 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 10-20-2013, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Northglenn
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
To answer my own question for future viewers it does. It comes with plastic post supports on the flexible clip to the point where you cannot insert the ford factory plastic clip. I sure it could still fail but I felt confident enough as it seemed quite sturdy to the point I did nothing extra with zip ties. In other words if you buy a new inventory one you cannot use the clip fix from ford so save your 15 bucks.
Tdog77 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I actually had a Ford dealership mechanic suggest a 50 cent fix. Did it 4 years ago, and no more issue.
mikeprod92211 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 12-05-2013, 04:27 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Victorville Ca
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What's the 50 cent fix?

02 F350 CC 7.3 PS, auto, 6x6, 4.10 gears LB. AFE stage 2 intake, 4" AFE SS exh, 6.0 atf cooler, DP tuner with five stages Eng Temp gauge, EGT guage and Trans temp gauge. J.Woods valve body ATS turbo housing. Cooling sys filter & waterless coolant. NON WORKING POS FASS fuel filter sys. Brightbox headlites. I don't care what they say "There's no replacement for displacement." Don't believe statements about anything being better than a 7.3
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Bart_3500 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 12-05-2013, 06:44 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,959
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 204 Times in 195 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bart_3500 View Post
What's the 50 cent fix?
This guy figured-out how to prevent the "clip" from moving and stopping the connector from unplugging itself with a cut Quarter (X2=.50).

NoRalPh is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 12-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
schlutzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Posts: 2,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Thanks: 34
Thanked 135 Times in 119 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have done the .50 mod it works great.

For you American's.... Canadian quarters are ferrous so when you drop one down by the pushrod it's easier to get out with a magnet.... I dropped a American quarter and it sucked to remove... magnet wont pick it up

Please check out my 7.3 Enthusiast Facebook group! All are welcome! LINKY

schlutzer 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