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Old 01-30-2008, 07:39 AM
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Mods while truck is down

Well, started to replace the water pump in my new F-250, had a bit of problems with the fan (no one had a proper size wrench) but it is off now. While I had it out I also took a look at the ICP sensor due to stalling a sputtering problems I had, and low and behold it is leaking oil. Even better, when I pull it, it had been cross threaded into the head. Fortunately there was no damage to the head threads, but I have to wait for a new one to come in before the truck is drivable (2-3 days).

So far I have done:
Fuel tank - added pre-filter, in tank mods
Started powder coating pulleys when appropriate
DIY Intake

Plan on:
foil delete
FPR BB mod
Maybe powder coat intercooler pipes (probably too big for oven)
Power locks
other interior wiring (ham radio and VFD)
fix reverse lights
Find oil leak (front driver side, leaking on cross member, PS pump, pan)
clean up motor in general


Is there anything else I should look at while this is all apart and not drivable?
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:51 AM
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I BEEN WANTING TO POWDER COAT MY INTERCOOLER TUBES BUT THEY DONT FIT IN MY OVEN NEITHER
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:51 AM
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yeah the length is a problem, since the tubes are thiner AL it is possible with heat lamps, but I'm not set up for that yet.


also I was going to switch to yellow coolant, but nobody around here has the elc coolant(fleetright or rotella) but a friend can get me volvo's yellow coolant for their heavy trucks. the bottle doesn't have any real info on it, but he(heavy equip tech) thinks it should work. anyone know any problems?
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:53 AM
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YOU THINK HEAT LAMPS WOULD WORK???????/
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:08 AM
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S&B intake

Hey redpowersmoker; I noticed in your signature that you have an S&B intake on your truck. How do you like it? have you had it very long? The reason that I ask is, I just put one in my 2002 superduty 7.3 and now every time the trans. shifts I hear a loud hiss at the turbo I think. Does your truck make that hiss also or did I do something wrong? Im pretty sure I got the boots on right and tight on the intake tube. I also noticed a little better throttle response. What do you think?
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:19 AM
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WELL I GOT A BOLT ACTION TRANS SO WHEN I SHIFT THROUGH THE STACKS I CAN HEAR A HISS AND THROUGH THE INTAKE I CAN HEAR THE HISS I BELIEVE ITS RIGHT I JUST THINK ITS AN OPEN FILAMENT AIR FILTER AND THATS THE NOISE OF THE TURBO I THINK YOUR GOOD IF NOT MAYBE I DID MINE WRONG TOO BUT IT WORKS FINE AND NO PROBLEMS HERE WHATSO EVER
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the info. That makes me feel better. I also did not know what a bolt action trans was until just now, I presume its a manual 5 or 6 speed. Sorry for highjacking this thread but when I saw your sig. I just had to ask.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:00 AM
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you can just use heat paint on the inner cooler pipes. I did and it has held up for 6 months fine now.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for the info. That makes me feel better. I also did not know what a bolt action trans was until just now, I presume its a manual 5 or 6 speed. Sorry for highjacking this thread but when I saw your sig. I just had to ask.
YUP MANUAL TRANS = BOLT ACTION
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:23 AM
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I don't know if you have done these already and there not really mods but if it's been an significant length of time, I'd throw new hoses and a belt on while it's apart.
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