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Old 09-24-2013, 05:48 AM
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First S.D. And having some odd problems..

Just got my first super duty 7.3 powerstroke

Crappy part is I'm starting to have a few problems and odd characteristics.

First and main thing is this..

I'm smelling fuel but can't tell where it is coming from, and I have a oil spot on my driveway (might be the fuel degreasing my motor?)

Found this little surprise yesterday and it looks like I have copper fuel lines? Should I be super worried about this?




Second,
I have a normal work day today so after work I'm going to start to look into this truck's mechanical state..
My brother had a PS SD and his wouldn't turn when he is at a stop and mine won't ether....is there anything I can do to fix that?

3rd
The steering wheel is loose in the 9:00 to 11:00 range and ever morning when I back out of my driveway and I turn left backing up the truck makes a lot of noise, it's not a normal PSP wine but cinda.. Any thoughts?

And the last thing,

The PO told me this truck has a very built BTS transmission and upgraded valve body and torque converter and has about 5000 miles on it.

I can tell it's been out of the truck and it's really strong and shifts good, but shifting into drive or reverse it takes a few seconds to engage.
That normal with this type of tranny?

He had a 6position TSperformance tuner on it but sold it before I came along..not sure if that will have anything to do with it...

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:50 AM
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Oh, and can anyone tell me about the hybrid turbo?

I look on line but can't seem to find any tech on it.
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I'd be more worried about the jb weld holding your fuel bowl together than the copper lines. But it definitely shouldn't be like that. Please tell me you looked at all that and got a good deal because of it. It could have a bts trans, were you given any paperwork for it? I forgot if they do anything externally to the trans. You could take off the inspection cover and see what's there. Post up a picture of the turbo, it'll be pretty obvious if it's stock or not. But i doubt someone would sell a truck with a nice turbo but take the chip out.

I sent this.
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Oh I got a good deal.

Traded my 98 f150 for it.

I didn't notice the JB weld or lines but that should be a easy fix ya think?

The turbo is bigger then my brothers stock turbo and makes a good amount of sexy noise

I'll take some pics of it and take the inspection cover off when I get home.

He said a friend of his wanted to try it out and wound up selling it to him.
It did have it in there, I found the dealers card with all the program info on it in the truck.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:07 AM
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Am I okay to wash down my motor?
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the line with jb weld, is the "return" line. You'll need to break that crap off, order up a "cabinet kit" from RIFFRAFF diesel, and also a new "aluminum" FPR housing from dieselsite/bob's o-rings..etc.

In the cabinet kit, will be ALL the orings needed and crush sleeves, to re-seal ANY fuel/oil leak.

If you wanna wash the motor down, cover the p/s cap and alternaotr.

Inspect the pass side fuel line. It runs thru a "P" clamp, and is notorious for rubbing a whole into the fuel line.

Replacement Fuel Pressure Relief housing - Billet Aluminum w/pressure shim springs

Riffraff Diesel: "Mechanics Parts Cabinet" Combo kit

Congrats on da ride!!!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:30 AM
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Oh perfect!
Thanks for the links.

I went to my buddy's body shop yesterday and got a quote to fix the damage and wound up hanging out for a wile.

We tinkered a little on it tho.
I found that I am leaking oil, looks like from somewhere on top of the motor on the left side. (Glad it's not a oil pan leak lol)

And found my popping noise, the right side swaybar bushing is missing lol

And we pulled out my fender and door so everything works now...just looks like crap

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Do I need to suck out the oil in the HPOP resavor and replace it?
Or dose it get flushed out when I change the oil?

Also, when I start the truck in the morning the oil gauge goes up but my oil light stays on for a few seconds. Is my HPOP going out or what?

I do need to change the oil but it's not low.
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you dont have to remove the hpop oil since it'll circulate with crankcase oil.

The hpop oil might be low..(3/4-1in from resivoir plug). The lpop will then fill it up. Maybe, its leaking back down into the crankcase, thus, the reason for no movement.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:03 PM
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It a big deal if it leaks back down?

It's odd that it circulates with the oil but it don't fill it's self back up.
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