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post #1 of 12 Old 03-13-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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FPR BB mod

Hey guys, can I do the FPR shim BB mod to my 03/2000 7.3? and does my motor have the forged rods being an early 2000?

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You can do the BB on any 7.3, I think the 2000s had the good rods (not sure) but with that power pup it don't matter anyway.

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You have have forged rods with an early 2000

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Thank you guys. I just finnished the mod. Power Pup won't be there forever!

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will a regular size BB work?

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Now I have a problem. Did the FPR shim, fired her up and all was fine. Drove her 4 or 5 miles to where I was going to be for a few hours, it felt great. When I left to go home I was very impressed by how she felt untill I broke down. Short version is I blew the gasket on the fuel filter cover (stock). I reset the gasket and tightened cover with big water pump pliers. Last time I did a filter I did it as tight as I could by hand. Do you think cap was too loose or did my pressure go ballistic? I limped home and watched my fuel gauge go from just under 1/4 to empty in 3 or 4 miles at $4.29 a gallon. Talk about insult to injury.

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Check your fuel pressure. What is it set at? You dont want it above like 80 PSI. above that, you will run into failed gaskets and o rings. I did the mod, and I had well over 100 PSI on my guage. I took the BB back out because it was too much. Now I run 60 at all times.

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I don't suppose that my clutch will come back will it? It also got soaked with diesel.

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Short version is I blew the gasket on the fuel filter cover (stock). I reset the gasket and tightened cover with big water pump pliers. Last time I did a filter I did it as tight as I could by hand.
What do you mean stock filter cover? I assume that you change filters regularly and put a new seal ring on the stock filter cover or use filters that already have covers? I use Baldwin filters and they already have the cover attached with rings in place. I usually use a ½” ratchet and tighten the cover until it feels right, probably around 15-18ftlbs if I had to guess. My pressure is around 75 psi.

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Filters with covers, not a billet cap. No good way to tighten cover. ChannelLocks?

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