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post #1 of 8 Old 09-19-2010, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my first IDI.

Here is my 1994 F250 XLT factory turbo 7.3L
Auto O/D trans, 234,000 kms, no rust.




Just a few questions now.

It has been a week since I got her, after I was messing around with the air filter the next time I started it up, it gave me trouble and blew out white smoke on start up. I wonder If I hit one of the old return line caps and caused a small leak. I have looked up return line kits and the factory turbo one seem to cost double the price. Is there a brand you guys would recomend?

To me it looks like the front springs are sagging and need to be replaced, is this true?



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OBS springs are all like that.

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Yeah the springs are like that. You can level it with an add a leaf like I did and it wont make the ride rougher. I cant tell a difference

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Those add a leafs look like a good fix.
Any allignment adjustments required after the install?
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Yeah. Was told they wouldnt need to be aligned but they do.

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Those are reverse arch springs, used with the TTB front axles. Thats just how they are. I think the 4+" lifts come with positive arch springs. Anyways its good to get TTB's aligned anyways cause they are always a little off. I know mine is.

Return line kits are basically a "one size fits all" if they want to charge you double thats a little crazy. Where are you looking? A guy on another board sells return line kits with viton O-rings (good for bio and the new USLD diesel). If you want contact info let me know. I bought a ton of stuff from him, good guy.

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check your coolant for the spcaial additicve that prevents cavitation, it can be a particular problem in a 7.3 if not addressed.


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Are you always getting the smoke at start up? I replaced the airfitler on one of my older rigs and it did the same thing but only on the 1st start up.

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