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Old 12-11-2013, 04:43 PM
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7.3 Problem Solution Chart

Okay guys, I have been trying to learn all of the problems and solutions, well probable solutions, and I thought it would be awesome if someone made a chart or something like such that shows the problem and solution or possible solutions, like the following:


Fuel in Coolant..............................Injector Cup
Oil in Fuel.....................................Injector O Rings
Low Tire Pressure...........................Nail in Tire

Okay the last one was sarcasm, but you get the point. Is there a similar chart out there and I searched the wrong things, or what? Thanks!

If you can think of any more, post it on here and I will add it. An updated chart will be posted daily.

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There is sort of a culmination of everything in the 7.3 tech files, but to my knowledge, there does not exist a master-of-everything chart for diagnosis and symptom identification.

I love the idea though. Maybe we could make this into a thread that anybody can post on, adding little tidbits of information.

Like...loss of coolant. This can be blown head gaskets! It's common knowledge to the everyday powerstroker, but to the newb, not so much.
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Good to hear someone else gets what Im talking about! If I get a chance later I will start a chart, and if others would, make your own and I will add them to each other, and as the more people post, the larger the chart gets! Should I sort them by like Head gasket- burning coolant, coolant in oil or should I do problem then what it is like this, coolant in oil- headgasket coolant being burnt- headgasket.
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I like the idea of sorting into categories by the root cause. So, set up a category for "Head gasket symptoms" and then a compiled list of any possible symptoms (and treatments if we want to go that far). That way, anybody could simply search the thread for their keyword, and it would point them to the category in which the problem would reside.
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That's what I was thinking, but as far as treatments, It should be pretty obvious, such as replace headgasket or injector cup, orings, etc. Most of it is R&R
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I'm on board with this. Give me a holler if you need anything!
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BUT, what you Really need is a Flow Chart. To say "IF This,,, Then That" is over simplifying complex mechanisms. We all wish it was that simple, and of course there Are the "Most Likely" solutions that should be explored first for many issues. Unfortunately, Far More often you need to go through a Step-by-Step diagnosis that, requires some skills, understanding, and the right tools too

Long Live Fonzie for making us think you just gotta know where to Bang with your fist!
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This is gold right here^^
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BUT, what you Really need is a Flow Chart. To say "IF This,,, Then That" is over simplifying complex mechanisms. We all wish it was that simple, and of course there Are the "Most Likely" solutions that should be explored first for many issues. Unfortunately, Far More often you need to go through a Step-by-Step diagnosis that, requires some skills, understanding, and the right tools too

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Well yeah it isn't a definite answer to the issues, just places to look first, a good reference point.
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