Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: What did you do to your 7.3 Today? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
Yesterday 10:26 AM
hansel Took off the door badges on the dually, want to give it a different look. So should I go with something similar as old or go for the new badge design?
09-17-2019 09:55 PM
DaveP. My hobby activity is National Corvette Restorers Society, and my interest in Corvettes is the C4 Generation. 1984-1996. I have a 1985 I bought new, and have taken it through the NCRS System to the highest concourse award they have. I towed it to several events with a 460 gasser E250 van. 5.5 MPG, slow, no power, not a lot of fun, but sleeping accommodations weren't bad.

In 2013, my long time friend decided to purchase a new truck, and asked me if I was interested in purchasing his 99. I without hesitation said "yes". What I didn't realize at the time was that with the capability of towing so effortlessly, I was going to come up with new things to do with my 85 in NCRS because now I could get it to events. I entered it in other awards over 4 years and towed it to events all over the country. I had a blast. But the 85 is done. After 21 events over 11 years, there's nothing more to do with it.

So I bought another C4 this summer, and went to SC and picked it up. I'm not going to do as much with it as I did with the 85, but it is still a cool car, and will keep me busy and broke for a couple of years. Here I am with it this evening in my friend's garage in Reno, prepping (cleaning) it for its first event on Thursday. Her son and his girlfriend popped in to check things out. My friend snapped the pic.

My Super Duty's capabilities are responsible for being able to pursue this craziness.

Attachment 723273
09-17-2019 06:46 PM
forthehalibut
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkyF250 View Post
I think it's another cheap azz Ford bean counter move so they can eliminate another stock item. I know you shouldn't us V in a T-case, not sure how the LV does. Guess it's ok in the automatics. I use the XL-12 or Valvoline Transfer case fluid, lot of guys use Penzoil syncromesh in the ZF-6
I called the dealership today and they switched everything over to the LV. I told the parts guy that I checked Motorcraft's own website and the Mercon LV says it is not for t-cases (so did the Mercon V, BTW), and it is not to be used where Mercon V is recommended. He said that it's updated now and they just use the LV. Remember, I just checked Motorcraft's website!


I think I'm just goign to get a case of the Mercon V off of Amazon, and use the Valvoline synthetic multi-vehicle t-case fluid. I called Valvoline to ask why still need to add a bottle of friction modifier for their diff fluid when it has modifier in it and see if they can properly explain it to me this time. A lady there said it was due to the ratio in the bottle, and didn't matter if I needed only one quart or 4, or 4 gallons, I would still need to add one bottle of friction modifier because of the ratio--so I don't get it.
09-17-2019 12:53 PM
hansel
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS View Post
Ummmm - IF you're on Vacation, why are you on here!!!

Have a good time - Just remember, you have go back!!
Vacation over

I will give a big SHOUT OUT!!!!! to KC turbo's, I can't speak highly enough about the turbo I bought from them and how well it performs. Truck manages the hills and mountains here in the NE Georgia and Carolina area easier than when it had a stock turbo. Averaged just over 11mpg towing our 10K 5th wheel, also a shout out to Corey at CNCFab for the fast shipping of the oil crossover line.
09-17-2019 06:38 AM
DaveP. I'm sitting here on the couch in Reno looking out the window at the truck with frost on its windshield. We haven't had below mid 60's in SoCal for months, and now last night low 30's in Reno. Seriously, today I'll drive the truck to Walmart and buy a jacket. I didn't even think about September weather up here not being the same as SoCal.

Had a delightful trip up yesterday. Truck ran perfectly as usual, towed the trailer at 62 MPH with no fanfare, almost no traffic. Had some crazy weather across Washoe Valley, and got a little low on fuel because of headwinds. Put 56.5 Gal in a 58 Gal tank. New record. I kept telling myself that if I ran out of fuel with a 58 Gal tank, I'm real dumb-$hit.
09-16-2019 12:33 PM
JustinOOO9 Lol works for me. We looked all summer for a 5th wheel toyhauler and couldn't find one. This will do for at least one summer and allow us to look more. To be honest I think im just gonna buy like a 18ft plus enclosed trailer and install a bed, toilet, and some lights. I can build everything id need and spend 1/3 less than a large enough 5th wheel. Wont be as fancy but add a window, nice bed, private bathroom and fold up the bed when we leave and load the side by side in.

I looked at a truck camper and the super hitch with a trailer, 5th/bumper pull trailers, and nothing has been big enough lately hahaha.

But since summer is nearing the end we'll see what I come up with.
09-16-2019 11:21 AM
SuperCrutyPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinOOO9 View Post
Got the truck camping platform done and now I need to notch out the rear for something the wife asked for but I had forgotten hahahaha. got a special folding tailgate ladder, and 6in thick memory foam mattress in the mail. Nothing like late summer camping trips... originally I wanted to cut two strips of plywood lengthwise but had a huge brain fart and did not want to run to Home Depot again for more crappy wood. so now I have 4 pieces haha.
Just think of it as a "Sectional"
09-16-2019 07:22 AM
JustinOOO9 Got the truck camping platform done and now I need to notch out the rear for something the wife asked for but I had forgotten hahahaha. got a special folding tailgate ladder, and 6in thick memory foam mattress in the mail. Nothing like late summer camping trips... originally I wanted to cut two strips of plywood lengthwise but had a huge brain fart and did not want to run to Home Depot again for more crappy wood. so now I have 4 pieces haha.
09-16-2019 01:56 AM
Widowson2 Added new style grill to truck
09-15-2019 04:57 PM
SparkyF250
Quote:
Originally Posted by forthehalibut View Post
Got mine through the car wash the other day, then ended up going into a mudhole right after turning a corner.

Anyone know why Ford is now saying to use Mercon LV instead of Mercon V for the transmission and T-case? I just checked Motorcraft's site and it says DON'T use LV where Mercon V is recommended and it is not for use in t-cases. I have the manual trans, too.
I think it's another cheap azz Ford bean counter move so they can eliminate another stock item. I know you shouldn't us V in a T-case, not sure how the LV does. Guess it's ok in the automatics. I use the XL-12 or Valvoline Transfer case fluid, lot of guys use Penzoil syncromesh in the ZF-6

Oh yeah, been hauling my 450 gallon water tank back and forth to the fire station for water. Cow's spring dried up a month ago and ours died about a week ago.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome