ENGINE OUT, What things should be done while easy to work over? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2009, 07:55 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ENGINE OUT, What things should be done while easy to work over?

I just pulled a 7.3 from a 2002 truck I recently got to transplant into an Excursion and wanted to know what I should do to the motor while it is all sitting there, and easy to work on. This is not going to be a hotrod, just mild mods for a family battle wagon. Still kinda new so need guidance from the experienced.

Has 145K miles, and ran well when pulled (even compression numbers from 350-400). No LL injector in number 8 hole. GP's looked good. No codes at all. NO LEAKS. I did notice it was slow to tach up and seemed to be fluttering or sputtering a bit while goosing it at idle. I plan on doing Harpoon in the tank & will be switching the oil pan. The turbo is off too.

What maintenance should it get? Water pump & thermo/are valves easy to adjust or need it/any gaskets that go bad and hard to change while in truck/etc. ??????

What can I do myself with tools or kits that is little cost or free that will make it run better.... like can I smooth flashings & match gaskets in the exhaust manifolds? Should I change antifreeze brands or do anything updated? Or can I do stuff to my turbo or fuel system or injectors or, or, or.... Basically, what would you do without braking the bank or tearing it down?

Let me know if I missed any major points, like tranny fixes or cleaning certain spots. Thanks for the help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-30-2009, 04:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 2,470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Turbo and HPOP o-rings for sure, up-pipe gaskets too...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-30-2009, 10:10 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I guess you could do all the easy DIY mods while its out?

If you want more info on them I could get some links.

-Cory
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-30-2009, 07:31 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That is exactly what I want, easy to do DIY mods & routine repairs that would be much easier while the diesel is out. Dump um' on me, I am ready to soak up the goodies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-30-2009, 07:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Ha sounds good!

Here are a few...

AIH Delete-
I just did this one you can use my thread.

AIH Delete

Foil Delete-
Foil Delete

The last two are more for once you get it in.

Zoodad Mod-
zoodad mod

DIY air intake filter-
Go to NAPA and order a 6637 filter for when you put it back in.

There are some others like the 10k mod, EBPV mod and so on just look around and you can find them if you want them, I dont have them but alot of people like them.

Hope this helps!

-Cory
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-02-2009, 07:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 2,726
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Oil pan, up pipes, exhaust manifolds if they're rusty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors