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post #1 of 12 Old 07-31-2019, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Help a “new guy” out, PLEASE

When I say “new guy”, I mean new to owning a diesel and new to this forum.

I’ve driven diesel ambulances for many years but haven’t been responsible or in the loop of maintenance and repair.

I’m struggling with all of the abbreviations and nick names that y’all use. Some of them I’ve been able to figure out but many elude me.

I would never call myself a mechanic but I can change parts, I enjoy turning wrenches, and usually will attempt to do my own work when practical.

My “new” diesel is a 2000 f250 w/7.3
CrewCab 4x4. 182k
I spent 2-3 months casually looking, and 3-4 weeks actively looking for a truck to purchase.
I feel like I got a good one.


This community is a wealth of information, and I’ll be leaning heavily on y’alls knowledge. I joined as premium life membership. Hope to get another 200k out of this truck.

If someone, is willing to make a list of all the common abbreviations it would really help me out, I’d wager that I’m not the only newbie that would benefit.

Y’all could make a game out of it, see who can come up with an abbreviation that nobody thought of.


Anyway, this may sound like a joke, it’s not, please pardon my ignorance.

Thanks in advance.


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The picture above was the day I picked up the Truck.

I purchased the truck about 80 miles from where I live. I had nobody at the time to help me. So I pulled the trailer empty with the Jeep, then pulled that Jeep home.
Pulling the Jeep to the off-road areas is my main reason for buying this truck. Thought it only fitting that it saw a little “duty” on the first day.
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Even if it takes several post to make a complete list, I’ll compile a single list out of them.

Maybe I could talk the Mods into making the final draft into a “sticky”?
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Welcome to the Org

looks like this thread is off to a slow start

but that sometimes happens so don't take it personally

if we get a list i can make it a sticky

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looks like this thread is off to a slow start



but that sometimes happens so don't take it personally



if we get a list i can make it a sticky


Thanks.
It’s only been a few minutes, it’s a normal work day for most folks.

I’m a member of several forums, and up until recently was a Mod on a very popular NFL board.
I don’t take anything “personal” that originates on the internet.

I’ve read enough here, I know that this is a good group. The community “feeling” is strong, the reason I joined here actually.
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These are some abbreviations that took me a while to learn.
RCLB: Regular cab Long Bed
CCLB: Crew Cab Long Bed
EXT CAB: Extended Cab (small rear doors, long or short bed)
Chassis Cab: a truck not up fitted with a bed, just bare frame rails.
DRW: Dual Rear Wheel
SRW: Single Rear Wheel

CAC: Charge Air Cooler (Intercooler)
IPR: Injector Pressure Regulator
ICP: Injector Control Pressure
VGT: Variable Geometry Turbo ( 6.0L trucks )
3.73, 4.10, 4.30, - Common Ford truck rear end ratios.
HEUI: Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injector
HPOP: High Pressure Oil Pump
STC: Snap to Connect fitting
SCT: A tuner device a lot of people run
Chip: a module you can plug into your pcm on the 7.3 trucks for mO pOwA
Stick: injector
Banjos: hollowed out bolts that allow fuel to pass into the built in cylinder head fuel rail.
4"/5": Exhaust pipe size.

That's what I have right now.
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FICM: fuel injector control module
MAP: manifold absolute pressure
MAF: mass air flow
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Thanks guys.
Indeed helpful.
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CAI - Cold Air Intake
Tard - self explanatory
T6 as in Rotella T6 5W-40 synthetic oil (what a lot of us use in our trucks)
Blue Spring - Updated fuel bowl spring that increase pressure for injectors (must do)
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pretty sure blue spring mod only applies to the 6.0
gpcm - glow plug control module
honestly cant think of any others right at the moment but it is stupid oclock and i gotta get back to sleep.
seems like there was a list of abbreviations in the 6.0 stickies a couple years back but
anyways welcome to the org

there's a lot of good people here
i have never wrenched on a 7.3 so i can only be limited help but there are a lot of guys who know the 7.3 inside and out here if you need help, just ask somebody will chime in

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Why dont we use this list?

https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/ge...nyms-ford.html

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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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