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Old 07-03-2008, 11:56 AM
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Vegistroke install on 6.0l Excursion

Got my DFA stuff from Brown today :-). Taking a short break and figured I'd report my progress so far.

This won't be a full install thread (I think Marv did a great job on the 6.0 already), rather focus more on the 6.0 Excursion.

So far I did everything as Marv said in his thread here:
My Vegistroke install


A small tip: On the driver side front banjo fitting removal/install, I was able to remove the factory one and install the DFA banjo fitting WITHOUT disconnecting the water pump hose in front of it. Just saves a little time/mess up there.


I will update this thread soon with some pics of Excursion specific stuff...
Like putting the veggie tank fill neck in the stock fill location.

Should be able to finish up everything tonight assuming no hiccups. I don't have my tank from RDS, but expect it next week or so.
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Where are you putting the tank?
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finished the install today.

Spent a lot of time making a fuel fill neck and cap. Will have some pics to post tomorrow. Not the best stuff, but where I wanted to put it (next to stock fill neck) you can only use so many things...

I also wanted to mention that the harness wires (2) that are grounded to the V3 module had "O" ring electrical fittings crimped on that were too small to fit over the stud... No biggie just cut off and put bigger ones on.

Other than that everything tests OK and all I need is my tank. Hopefully it shipped already.

Oh yeah- The "Ignition off" wire that Marv mentioned was a different color on his truck, well mine was correct according to the DFA install sheet. I think it was W/BL wire. To access the harness it's on, just unbolt the fuse box with the 4 bolts that hold it on. This allows you to swing out the box and get that harness unplugged. Then you can connect your wire tap and plug the harness back in.

And I also ran my wires through the large rectangular firewall port above all the other exits. Really clean install there and I'll get some pics tomorrow of that also.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:54 AM
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Wil&co,

How many hours do you have in the install?
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:01 AM
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Well, with some help from my brother yesterday we knocked it out in about 10-13 work hours.

Total length of time spent was 2 days... This included kids interrupting, machining a fuel fill neck/lid, wife requests, soldering most all electrical connections, dogs, making a really nice spot for the switches!!!, eating, sleeping, etc.

Shoot I guess I might go take some pics now.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:03 AM
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The only tools I needed to buy were a 6mm allen key to cut down for rear plug removal and a 17mm wrench that I could cut in half for the rear banjo bolt install.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:19 AM
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Cool - My vegiestroke came in on Thursday and I decided not to do the install this weekend because of all the stuff I have going on. My install will be on a 7.3L. How would you rate you and your brothers mechanical ability? Master Mechanics or Shade Tree? I am a tinkerer at best.
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:11 AM
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not to blow my own horn, but I consider myself slightly better than your average shade tree mechanic :-).

Some of it's confusing until you just dig in and figure it out.
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