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Old 12-10-2008, 10:39 PM
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New diesel girl....wants a bunch of Masters!!! Takers??

Ok I NEED HELP!! This was the easiest way to approach this truck. I have pics on webshots...I've tried to learn exactly what everything is. If I'm wrong, tell me. I does me no good to think its 1 part when its another. I do have a service manual & can look up ANYTHING!!!!
The truck has 172k miles on it!! I got it when it had 80k!

But, as I've been learning on these forums, there are many opinions & various short cuts I can do. Keep in mind....I'm a girl, I do own tons of tools, air & others, a compressor & can get access to a lift, but only a day or so at a time. I am very afraid there has been damage to the truck & if not, there will be soon. In my opinion & others, its a good truck, just not properly maintained. Any & all help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!! ANY advice or recommendations to others or websites, will be utilized fully. Anyone that can direct me to a cheap parts supplier for various stuff, is helpful. Rock auto seems to be pretty good. I'm trying to pull together a parts list. Also, any mods that can be done as I go, I'd rather do now, then later ie: DIY air filter. CCV vent etc

I need to replace whats necessary only. according to receipts they did replace a injector (#4) in 2004. How many fan belts should I have replaced? 3 seems high to me...
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MASTER TRANNY GURU


At the same time, the rear differential went out, they seemed to miss that til I picked it up. Then they had the truck another month! FOrd was just sent ANOTHER letter today...it was under warranty!!! Tranny blew again 16mths later, I was told there were washers everywhere, they wanted 4k to fix or 1k to repair! so I did the 1k, can't find receipt to c what happened exactly, I do know that I'm not happy about this!!! They DID NOT make it clear what it MEANT to have those washers there!! I was towing the boat & could have EASILY blown the truck up had I not noticed something was wrong, so I stopped!!!
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MASTER ENGINE BUILDER I was trying to trace a leak & found this washer on the oil pan. I'm trying to get Ford to repair the oil pan, they r the ones who put the WASHERS on it & my tranny pan!!!
What if anything should I do to slow down this leak????
the leak doesn't look bad from this angle, but it actively is dripping lately
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Master chassis builder---because of this mess

I was told axle seals....& too temporarily fill it with Lucas...after Tank's ranting about Lucas.....a bit worried about doing that....the lift is NOT available at the moment, so I need a temp fix....hopefully(?) I can't do this by myself.. I'm also afraid at this point, once the axle is out, what else is needing replacement--- (worried)!!!

I need end link bushings..(just ordered)..can I get away with just doing those based on pics, or dump the $ into the whole set?

Also, transfer case.....not sure if its ever been checked.....
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[B]MASTER AT POWERSTEERING PUMP[B]becuz----its a 'moaning', whining, whatever u want 2 call it & possibly leaking. I know the color is wrong also, seems dark to me. I watched powerstrokehelp.org videos & want to replace w/Saginaw pump..I can wait (?), but, where do I get one? I'm really worried about the sound, I kinda need steering & brakes!!!! Maybe its normal to hear it (PSP)that clearly in the cab? I don't think so, but I could be paranoid at this point. thoughts??? don't have a great pic of that.....at the moment. camera battery fell in truck last nite b4 that was shot.....still looking for battery thats the same color as the oil thats everywhere WHAT ABOUT BURN UNDER TUBE ON INSULATION?????
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MASTER OIL CHANGER oil needs to be done & related filters, what should I check or change? I got some info on Amsoil, but 25k on oil, kinda freaks me out!!! The truck since I've had it has had 15W40 & 10W40! Is it worth upgrading now? or wait on this due to other $$ issues? And how much.....I'm thinking valvoline (Tanks) will be cheaper??? & what brand filter?
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MASTER FILTER GURUS becuz, only the oil & air filter has been changed in the 6 years I've had the truck. I'm afraid to take out the fuel filter at this point......wait, 2004 it was changed 4/2004 (OMG!!) Are there other filters I don't know about yet??? I haven't pulled together a list as of yet...There's a lot of info to learn when u've only used mechanics.
it appears after looking at some pics I found a filter, seems 2b a power steering filter???? under radiator,,,,,kind of
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MASTER RADIATOR well, I found that my mechanic has been adding water to my coolant, so its diluted pretty bad. Its pretty lite green. Seems clean but, who knows. COuld this be a reason my intake tubes are toast? Or is that the intercooler only? Where do I get coolant, order it whatever??? I feel stupid now that I realized I'm the ONLY one putting distilled in!!!
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MASTER TURBO GURUS................
THERE ARE TO MANY THINGS WRONG....(?)..seems that at least 1 boot is leaking/seeping pretty good? What do I cover when power washing engine? Which switches, alternator, sensors etc etc do I cover with plastic
PLEASE JUST LOOK AT PICS I TRIED TO LABEL EVERYTHING.......

BEFORE
after, this one is leaking pretty good, note tube, what is it? & why did it burn the insulation? besides....that its hot!!!!
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Basically......I need to do all the 'regular' maint that u do regularly, not sure where to start......need to clean out everything!!!! Where do u start?
I've noticed a loss of power, but who knows whats clogged. I also have to note, now that I got hurt, the mechanic has been paid upwards of 10k so at this point, cheap is kinda where I need to start. So, where should I put the $$$$? If it is throwing $$ away to do cheap, I need to know where NOT to do that!!!!!

The electrical issues in that album.....HAVE BEEN FIXED!! New alternator (3rd one) was just put in...BY ME!!!!. New starter was done 2 years ago.
BTW---I do have to take up the issue with mechanic (b4 he is officailly fired) that the truck calls for 750 batteries, I have EXPENSIVE 650's is this a big issue? The truck, even in Ca in winter, doesn't want to turn over well when it is cold....esp, if it sits a day or 2

ISN'T THIS FUN?

Thanks for your time
NOW, B4 the computer , I am done & time to

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I prefer to use rotella 15/40 and use motorcraft oil filters.
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Ok, WOW. What a long list to talk about. Lets roll up our sleeves and get dirty......

The pan leak is a little troubling. It should be a rubber/plastic gasket with metal inserts so it can not be overtightened. I would say go down to Napa in Hangtown and get a pan gasket. May as well get a filter while there and replace that as well. If that does not fix the leak then you may have problems at the input shaft area.

The front axle leaks are from the front seals being worn out. They cost me $46 each and I had to make a tool to install them because Ford wanted $60 each to install just the seals. That was with me bringing the parts to them. They are a real PITA, to say the least.


The power steering pump will make noise if low on fluid, I know mine does. It had been that way for the last 5 years and still kicking. Make sure it is full and make sure the shaft is solid. If it wiggles, there could be a problem. I also had a non-vented cap and it would cause the cap to pop loose and bubble fluid out the top. I got a new fan-dangled vented cap and it all went away.



Change the fuel filter! Just do it. Don't worry about how long it has been but don't wait any longer. It is easy. Throw the yellow lever and the bowl will drain. When it stops draining, close the lever. pull the filter and drop in a new one. Put new O ring on the cap and wind it back on. Don't worry about doing any of the BS stuff that clown on youtube/powerstrokehelp does.



Seeping intercooler boots are normal. Take them off, clean them with hot water and dish soap. Once nice and clean, clean them again with rubbing alcohol. Clean the pipes with parts cleaner and once clean clean them again with rubbing alcohol. Once they are all nice and clean you will be able to determine if the boots are in good shape. If they are, spray the outside of the tube with hairspray right before you put it back together so they will seal nice and good. It sound odd but it works for me and many others.



The power steering tube rubbed a hole in the insulation on the intercooler tube, it did not burn it. The engine rocks around in the engine bay and the intercooler tube is anchored to a rigid point at the intercooler. So the tube moves up and down a little bit all the time and it us just rubbing against the insulation. No big deal.

My biggest concern is the look of the inside of the intake tube. It looks like there is a ton of dirt in the oil. I hope that it has not "dusted" the engine. I would imagine it is a K&N drop in filter with the looks of things.


I don't know about any power steering filter, I don't have one nor have I seen one. Is it on the drivers side or the passenger side?
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:30 AM
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Holy crap this is confusing. Usually I have to force info out of people.


Oil Change: I've always used motorcraft filters (10 bucks at autozone or wherever) and Rotella 15w40. I change the oil every 3-4k depending.

Power steering: My pump whines. It has for quite a long time. Be sure that filter isn't on a trans line. I've seen people put those inline black filters on the power steering lines, but more often than not they are on the trans lines. I can't advise if you should replace the pump or not without hearing/feeling it.

CAC (boost tubes): You need to probably replace them (boots) at this point. If you don't have the money for them, Take them off the motor. Clean the end of the tubes and the boots (blue ones) with rubbing alcohol until clean then install them. Tighten the 2 boots on the bottom of the spider pipe goign to the intake plenums. All the "oil" leaking is normal with that mileage. It is just from the ccv system.

If you are loosing boost, you also need to check for soot on the firewall behind the up-pipes and y-pipe. If there is soot, your gaskets are bad and need to be replaced. With a leak, you are not building enough drive pressure to the turbo.

Batteries: 650cca seems a bit low. I think I have 750 or 850cca.

Link bushings: just replace the set.

Oil leak: I got nothing. Look in the valley on top of the engine for standing oil. You may have an oil leak up top that is dripping down.

Axle seals are out. I have always just topped of with gear oil.
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