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post #24951 of 25059 Old 08-25-2019, 07:40 AM
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Using the Curt hitch was you able to still carry the spare under the box. My 99 4x4 dually has the factory 10000# hitch and thinking of upgrading to the one you used or the 2.5 one.
My spare fit fine under my 2000 dually

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post #24952 of 25059 Old 08-25-2019, 08:57 AM
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NICE JOB.....

I REALLY LIKE THE SPIDER UPGRADES.....

PLEASE TELL ME.....WHAT DOES THE HPOP RESERVOIR SPACER DO?....

THANKS.....
The HPOP reservoir spacer increases the capacity of the HPOP res. so that the HPOP doesn't run out of oil. This is something that isn't really necessary for me right now, but down the road it will help to feed bigger injectors.
Also, I was having low pressure oil pump problems too; my low pressure pump couldn't always keep up the supply for the HPOP, so this was another reason I liked more hpop res. capacity. It would start cutting out when it was under load for much time ie. going up a big hill with a trailer. Or, when I started it when it was not warmed up it would often start up fine and then die after a few seconds because the HPOP ran out of oil. I would then crank it until the res. filled back up and then it would run like crap for a while getting the air out of the system. Simply replacing the lpop with a stock unit or Mellings would have remedied this fine, but I'm getting supporting mods out of the way for more power down the road.
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post #24953 of 25059 Old 08-26-2019, 01:05 PM
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Showed my '01 Ex a lot of love... Just finished up installing: DieselSite high volume low pressure oil pump, CNCfab stage II hpop, CNCfab hpo lines, deleted my wastegate solenoid, Riffraff hpop res spacer, Mishimoto aluminum radiator and trans cooler, Sinister coolant res, Riffraff charge pipe couplings and clamps, and the Riffraff coolant filter. I also installed all of the sensors for boost, egt, trans temp, fuel pressure, engine oil psi, & hpop psi gauges for a quad pillar pod and triple (with one plugged) under-dash pod. Now I just have to wire them in! Oh and I got the Riffraff CCV kit but I am waiting on the Mishimoto high flow catch-can to arrive that I am going to add to the kit.
While I had it all apart I took off my intake spider and polished it up. I removed some large casting lumps, seams, unnecessary material, and smoothed it all out. I removed the boost nipple for the wastegate and plugged the hole. I also removed the big block that the wastegate solenoid was mounted to and plugged that hole, so that I could remove the giant lump protruding into the intake. I'm not a fan of chrome or polished so I cleaned up the outside of the spider enough to improve it's appearance and painted it black (short of where the couplings clamp on).
All-in-all it was quite a bit of work, but I really enjoyed doing it. I think I must have the quietest 7.3 in existence now! It is amazing how smooth and quiet (relatively) it runs now. I've only done a short test drive to check for leaks, get the fluids moving and air out of the systems, etc. but I could already tell a huge difference! Note that I already have the Riffraff HPX and banjo bolts, as well as the Sinister reg return installed. All together it made an absolute night and day difference.
Now I can't wait to save up for a torque converter and then the really fun stuff: KC38r, 238/80 injectors, and tunes. I've been trying REALLY hard to do this the right way and get the supporting mods done FIRST.
Wow, sorry about the novel...
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Well, compared to above mine isn't much but I did finally get to wash and apply some snake oil paint protector/shiny from Meguiars. I think it's called Paint Protector/Protectant but IDK. It does make it look wet and shiny, though. Makes it real slick, too. It doesn't dry to a haze so you just apply it and buff it off. Anyway, I think it helped. Still a lot of work, though.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. WOW! That looks great! <img src="https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/images/smilies/thumb[1].gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbs Up" class="inlineimg" />
Thank you! I've been lurking around the forum for a while now, I just had A LOT of reading/learning from old posts to do. There is so much good info in here, if you are willing to take the time to dig in and read. I also found great vendors through the forum!

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Well, compared to above mine isn't much but I did finally get to wash and apply some snake oil paint protector/shiny from Meguiars. I think it's called Paint Protector/Protectant but IDK. It does make it look wet and shiny, though. Makes it real slick, too. It doesn't dry to a haze so you just apply it and buff it off. Anyway, I think it helped. Still a lot of work, though.
Looks great!! I need to give the paint on my Excursion some TLC but man there is a lot of surface area to cover! That product you used seems to have worked well.
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Thank you! I've been lurking around the forum for a while now, I just had A LOT of reading/learning from old posts to do. There is so much good info in here, if you are willing to take the time to dig in and read. I also found great vendors through the forum!



Looks great!! I need to give the paint on my Excursion some TLC but man there is a lot of surface area to cover! That product you used seems to have worked well.
Welcome, yes there's plenty of combined knowledge on the Org. Looks like you've already been to CncFab, you may want to give @[email protected] a shout for future needs. He's one of our "combined knowledge" contributors.
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Replaced the front shocks--made a noticeable difference when I drove around (dirt roads here with lotsa washboards). Changed the oil and greased the zirks today and replaced the air filter with the "backup" S&B I still have (cleaned and oiled). Will clean the main AF in the next few days to be ready to install back in when I hit 400K.

I still had a lot of residual oil on the S&B after cleaning it thoroughly and putting on what the factory said to put on the filter when oiling. I had it in a cardboard box for a couple months and the sides of that box had a lot of oil on it from the seepage off the filter!
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Replaced the hpop and fuel bowl seals. Went with Bosch. E99 7.3 4x4 Crew Short bed Lariat 306k. Bone stock. 6637 is all I've done to it. I think it was the original pump. This truck needs everything but still pulls my 10k 5er ok...ish. I think the injectors are original too. No smoke. No blow by. Just sluggish.... for now.
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Change my broke zf6 trans for a remanufactured zf6 need to install starter, gearshifter, and fluids going that's tomorrows job
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On the way to work this morning, a semi w/trailer was parked on side of the road. It was light outside, but he didn't have any flashers or lights or triangles out. As I went to pass him, I was already crowding the line to my left (another vehicle in the lane). I ended hitting the trailer with my passenger mirror. It folded up against the window, but also the movable mirror popped of the housing. Fortunately, it was caught between the mirror housing and the window. I didn't stop there. Maybe I should have. At work, I swung the housing back out and the mirror part landed in my hand. It LOOKs like I can just pop it back in, but it will take more time than I had before work. I'll see if I can get it tonight, if not - I have 3-day weekend.

The thought did pop in my head, "Honey, I need to upgrade to the 08-style mirrors now." OTOH....I may get a reaction.
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