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Today 07:03 PM
GETFURIOUS
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Originally Posted by hansel View Post
Finally got around to putting the fender badges, and WOW they look great going along with the new door badges.
WOW.....A TRUE CELEBRITY.....

NOW YOU HAVE TO GET THE "POWERSTROKE" SUNGLASSES.....

I'M CHECKING AMAZON.....

THAT COMBINATION LOOKS REALLY GOOD.....
Today 10:51 AM
JustinOOO9
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Originally Posted by voodooridr View Post
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Originally Posted by JustinOOO9 View Post
One of the most ineffective tire swap jobs ever done.... wife has different work schedule and didn’t want to sit at tire shop for 4+hrs. So towed the wife’s suby and been little over 3.5hrs since drop off. Got some general grabber at2s since I’m tired of swapping summer/winter tires and taking up space. Now the dog and I have about run out of things to do lol.

May head to Lowe’s/tractor supply since the dog can hang out there too.
I liked my Grabber AT2's they do pack up with snow pretty quickly but always felt like they still had traction

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It was a tie between those and the Yokohoma geolander at g105. They make the BFgoodrich all terrain‘s in her size like my truck has but they’re very $$$ and way heavier than oem.

Figured will run them this winter and see how the wife likes them. Heck she ran her summer tires last winter and did just fine LOL these out to be a nice upgrade.
Today 10:30 AM
voodooridr
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Originally Posted by JustinOOO9 View Post
One of the most ineffective tire swap jobs ever done.... wife has different work schedule and didnít want to sit at tire shop for 4+hrs. So towed the wifeís suby and been little over 3.5hrs since drop off. Got some general grabber at2s since Iím tired of swapping summer/winter tires and taking up space. Now the dog and I have about run out of things to do lol.

May head to Loweís/tractor supply since the dog can hang out there too.
I liked my Grabber AT2's they do pack up with snow pretty quickly but always felt like they still had traction

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Today 10:14 AM
JustinOOO9 One of the most ineffective tire swap jobs ever done.... wife has different work schedule and didn’t want to sit at tire shop for 4+hrs. So towed the wife’s suby and been little over 3.5hrs since drop off. Got some general grabber at2s since I’m tired of swapping summer/winter tires and taking up space. Now the dog and I have about run out of things to do lol.

May head to Lowe’s/tractor supply since the dog can hang out there too.
Today 09:11 AM
hansel Finally got around to putting the fender badges, and WOW they look great going along with the new door badges.
Yesterday 07:15 PM
forthehalibut
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Originally Posted by DaveP. View Post
You're the only guy on here I'm aware of that drives his truck more annual miles than I do. So I pay attention to your posts because I may well learn something about operations regarding these 20 year old trucks that are still driven regularly. I had a feeling that at 400k, you had probably had the tank down and performed the internal mods. I didn't know you have a suction side filter, which certainly influences the on-engine filter life and change interval.

A few years ago I drove my 99 from Los Angeles to Reno for Christmas. (With the 58 gal tank, I can go 800+ miles between fuel stops. I usually fuel on the way home, because fuel up there is cheaper than here). I let it sit 2 nights and it cold soaked in single digit temperatures. It fired up no problem, but only made it 1/2 mile and quit. The SoCal summer blend fuel gelled in the tank pick-up and starved the fuel pump. I could hear the on-frame pump running with no fuel in it. (In cold season, I refuel when I arrive, so it has winter blend in it if the temps drop during my stay.)

That's what I thought you meant by "no fuel sound". Cheers.
No problem. I have actually dropped the yearly driving the last year or so but will more than likely be doing more going forward. I put on a few thousand miles in rentals last year when the truck was down for some major repairs. I do a lot of starting/stopping on it, too. I haven't had any gelling issues yet.

I need to drop the tank again and see if I can fix the fuel sensor. Been out for over a year now (once in a while, it starts reading, but then goes right back to full soon thereafter). I just use the trip meter to let me know when to fuel up.
Yesterday 05:25 PM
DaveP. You're the only guy on here I'm aware of that drives his truck more annual miles than I do. So I pay attention to your posts because I may well learn something about operations regarding these 20 year old trucks that are still driven regularly. I had a feeling that at 400k, you had probably had the tank down and performed the internal mods. I didn't know you have a suction side filter, which certainly influences the on-engine filter life and change interval.

A few years ago I drove my 99 from Los Angeles to Reno for Christmas. (With the 58 gal tank, I can go 800+ miles between fuel stops. I usually fuel on the way home, because fuel up there is cheaper than here). I let it sit 2 nights and it cold soaked in single digit temperatures. It fired up no problem, but only made it 1/2 mile and quit. The SoCal summer blend fuel gelled in the tank pick-up and starved the fuel pump. I could hear the on-frame pump running with no fuel in it. (In cold season, I refuel when I arrive, so it has winter blend in it if the temps drop during my stay.)

That's what I thought you meant by "no fuel sound". Cheers.
Yesterday 03:36 PM
forthehalibut
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The condition of the outer element isn't really an indication of whether the filter was plugged or not. That outer cover is the "water shield" in that that media stops water from getting to the "dirt filter" behind it. The true indication of how plugged one of these filters is, is in the pleats of the paper media behind the outer shield. I peel it out of the way and look in the bottom of the pleats. Wiping a pleat between a thumb and finger and looking at what comes off the pleat is another indication. Visible dirt build-up in the bottom of the pleats means it was left in service too long.

Your failure analysis is flawed. The "no fuel sound" indicates a supply problem on the upstream (tank side) of the fuel pump. Like the pick up screens. Not after. The fuel filter is after the fuel pump. With a restricted filter, there will still be fuel in the pump, and normal pressure, but a plugged filter will prevent the the from getting into the fuel galleries to the injectors.

If it does it again within the next 46,000 miles, at least you'll know it is not the filter.
Yeah--the whole filter was very dirty. As for my "no fuel sound", I meant that it sounded like the injectors were not putting anything into the cylinders. The pump sounded fine. I should change the inline fuel filter (pump suction side--we put it in about 3 years ago when doing the harpoon/hutch mods) anyway as that has been in for probably around 120k.
10-12-2019 09:07 PM
DaveP.
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Originally Posted by forthehalibut View Post
but this morning my truck suddenly died and it was making the no fuel sound when I tried restarting it.
The condition of the outer element isn't really an indication of whether the filter was plugged or not. That outer cover is the "water shield" in that that media stops water from getting to the "dirt filter" behind it. The true indication of how plugged one of these filters is, is in the pleats of the paper media behind the outer shield. I peel it out of the way and look in the bottom of the pleats. Wiping a pleat between a thumb and finger and looking at what comes off the pleat is another indication. Visible dirt build-up in the bottom of the pleats means it was left in service too long.

Your failure analysis is flawed. The "no fuel sound" indicates a supply problem on the upstream (tank side) of the fuel pump. Like the pick up screens. Not after. The fuel filter is after the fuel pump. With a restricted filter, there will still be fuel in the pump, and normal pressure, but a plugged filter will prevent the the from getting into the fuel galleries to the injectors.

If it does it again within the next 46,000 miles, at least you'll know it is not the filter.
10-12-2019 08:46 PM
FenderMonkey Changed the fuel filter after 28K. Changed the air filter after noticing that the filter monitor was pegged. Been neglecting the Ford. It turned into my DD as we are in the process of moving from So. Cal. to Idaho. Been commuting it 60 miles a day in this So. Cal. traffic, noticed it idling a bit rough. Hopefully this will help.
Also, finally added the pillar gauges I bought a month ago. Just need to connect the wiring in the am.
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