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Alright here's a little update on my progress so far. In the "what did you do today" thread I posted the wheels and tires, but I've attached another pic of the 2013 Platinum wheels mounted to my 2000 with no fender flares.

Completed so far:

-HPOP rebuild
-Fuel bowl gutted and rebuilt
-EBPV Delete
-Manifolds, up pipes
-4" Diamond eye exhaust (muffled)
-twin disc torque converter
-flex plate
-Wheels and tires
-Brake lines tightened (no more leaks)
-Front bumper replaced
-K&N intake "fixed"
-Glowshift 3 in 1 gauges
-Hutch mod
-Trans Range Sensor and Shift cable
-Trans flush
-TC flush
-EBPS Tube replaced
-ICP Sensor
-CPS
-I'm probably forgetting a few things


On the docket:
-Passenger side valve cover and gasket (on order)
-Proper 2" wheel spacers for newer wheels and caps (on order)
-oil change with archoil
-Figure out why boost gauge isn't working
-Ball Joints
-Determine if sway bar is needed (its missing)
-Drivers side rear axle seal.
-smaller antenna (no longer fits in my garage when attached
-Shocks all four corners
-remove redneck steering stabilizer setup
-Newer tow mirrors or fix existing ones

Way down the road:
-S&B intake and TS6 chip. Thoroughbred has a damn good $399 special for both.
-LED/HID headlights and tail lights. Smoked halos.
-Grill. Most likely raptor style
-Cab lights. white smoked.
-Remote start
-heated seats possibly?
-Smaller stock stylefender flares. There's a slight rust bubble on the driver side rear I'd like to cover but I hate the giant 3.5" bushwackers
-CAC boots, FRX, HPX, pass fuel line (I'll take a weekend and knock it out at once.
-Raptor line front and rear bumpers, fender flares, and step bars matte black


I'm having way too much fun with this truck, but now that I've some things taken care of and she's on street tires, it drives like a dream. The motor wants to live and breathe, and paired with the torque converter it's a very pleasant empty vehicle I'm sure could pull a house down on occasion. My mechanic informed me that the transmission is rebuilt and less than 20k old, so that is awesome... but the bad news is that the entire front of the frame is from a different truck. It's been professionally welded and repaired in 2004, but I'm sure it'll hurt the value down the road. Right now I am just shy of $5500 into it and I think I can get everything left on the list done reasonably.

This has been a blast, and I'll be lucky to break even if I decide to sell it, but I'm learning a TON and there's something super satisfying about tooling around town in something you've brought back from near death.
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Alright here's a little update on my progress so far. In the "what did you do today" thread I posted the wheels and tires, but I've attached another pic of the 2013 Platinum wheels mounted to my 2000 with no fender flares.

Completed so far:

-HPOP rebuild
-Fuel bowl gutted and rebuilt
-EBPV Delete
-Manifolds, up pipes
-4" Diamond eye exhaust (muffled)
-twin disc torque converter
-flex plate
-Wheels and tires
-Brake lines tightened (no more leaks)
-Front bumper replaced
-K&N intake "fixed"
-Glowshift 3 in 1 gauges
-Hutch mod
-Trans Range Sensor and Shift cable
-Trans flush
-TC flush
-EBPS Tube replaced
-ICP Sensor
-CPS
-I'm probably forgetting a few things


On the docket:
-Passenger side valve cover and gasket (on order)
-Proper 2" wheel spacers for newer wheels and caps (on order)
-oil change with archoil
-Figure out why boost gauge isn't working
-Ball Joints
-Determine if sway bar is needed (its missing)
-Drivers side rear axle seal.
-smaller antenna (no longer fits in my garage when attached
-Shocks all four corners
-remove redneck steering stabilizer setup
-Newer tow mirrors or fix existing ones

Way down the road:
-S&B intake and TS6 chip. Thoroughbred has a damn good $399 special for both.
-LED/HID headlights and tail lights. Smoked halos.
-Grill. Most likely raptor style
-Cab lights. white smoked.
-Remote start
-heated seats possibly?
-Smaller stock stylefender flares. There's a slight rust bubble on the driver side rear I'd like to cover but I hate the giant 3.5" bushwackers
-CAC boots, FRX, HPX, pass fuel line (I'll take a weekend and knock it out at once.
-Raptor line front and rear bumpers, fender flares, and step bars matte black


I'm having way too much fun with this truck, but now that I've some things taken care of and she's on street tires, it drives like a dream. The motor wants to live and breathe, and paired with the torque converter it's a very pleasant empty vehicle I'm sure could pull a house down on occasion. My mechanic informed me that the transmission is rebuilt and less than 20k old, so that is awesome... but the bad news is that the entire front of the frame is from a different truck. It's been professionally welded and repaired in 2004, but I'm sure it'll hurt the value down the road. Right now I am just shy of $5500 into it and I think I can get everything left on the list done reasonably.

This has been a blast, and I'll be lucky to break even if I decide to sell it, but I'm learning a TON and there's something super satisfying about tooling around town in something you've brought back from near death.
I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU GOT THE WHACK-A-MOLE PROBLEM SOLVED.....

THE WHEELS LOOK GOOD ON YOUR TRUCK.....AND YOUR LIST IS AS LONG AS MINE.....BUT.....A LITTLE TIME.....A LITLE MONEY.....AND WE LOOK UP AND WE HAVE THE TRUCK THAT WE ENJOY.....

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.....
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Update: Problem not solved.

After replacing the passenger side valve cover gasket, realizing the truck ran like ****, and then replacing it again with the other one in the kit (I should have tested it before reassembling), I let it warm up to temperature in the garage, revved it a few times, and never saw a drop of oil. I got excited and went to bed.

Yesterday I drove the truck around town, got to my destination, and sure as chit, still dripping a ton of oil out of the inspection port. I'm about to lose it.

To recap:

-Valley is dry save for a small puddle from intercooler boots
-HPOP seals replaced
-Both VC gaskets replaced
-Deleted Turbo pedestal installed
-EBPV delete
-No leaks from turbo to pedestal
-Fuel bowl rebuilt
-rear main seal replaced
-Galley plugs replaced


This is a pretty generous leak at 3-4 drops/ten seconds. It pools fast.

Any help or ideas? My next move is to pull the turbo AGAIN and check the pedestal seals but I really don't want to. I'M SO &**&^%&*^ FRUSTRATED I'M ABOUT TO START TALKING LIKE @GETFURIOUS
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post #34 of 34 Old 04-30-2018, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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I just had a revelation and I work from home so I went out to take another fruitless look under the hood. I never see the leak until I drive... leading me to beleive it might be leaking from something that pressurizes when driving/ not at idle. I already rebuilt the HPOP mind you.

My valley is wet from the pool backward. The front of the valley has zero oil and has dried. The pool is just in front of the y pipe/solenoid mess.

My intake plenums are always wet from boots (new ones are on order) and nothing is out of the ordinary there, but I looked a tad higher at my HPOP drivers side fitting at the head. It's wet. Keep in mind I never see the leak at idle, and I can't get the truck to leak even after twenty minutes in the garage.

I pried up on the harness with my fingers and stuck a 3/4 inch wrench on the fitting. Loose. Are you kidding me. I was able to tighten it almost a half turn. I'll drive it twenty miles later to double check.

Tell me how I should be feeling.
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