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#31 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Glad to hear the list of " :wtf: is wrong NOW?" Is getting shorter again.

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Posted June 09, 2013 - 08:42 AM


 

 

PERSPECTIVE

 

And hindsight makes your butt look big.



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 11:07 PM

Well it's time for another update... The fuel system dye worked better than I could have ever hoped and I will now highly recommend UV dye for any leak that's proving difficult to track down!  Turns out a fitting on the fuel filter housing (ironically enough one I didn't mess with when the motor was out of the truck) was the culprit.  Dripping onto a wire harness, running down onto one of the intakes and back until it finally dripped straight off the back of the head.  The explanation may not make much sense if you've never tinkered with a 7.3 but it was just the perfect scenario to baffle a mechanic.  The leak was fast enough to be noticeable but since the access to all of these areas is dismal I simply couldn't see or feel the wet areas well enough to trace it...until it was glowing neon green under a UV light at least!  Got it resealed and the leak appears to have stopped.  Gonna put her through her paces tomorrow delivering this load into WI and keep my fingers crossed that I've got it all straightened out.   

 

Thanks again to everyone for all of the kind words, ideas and encouragement!


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Posted June 09, 2013 - 11:29 PM

Walker, I have had to replace 2 of the 3 fuel filter canisters on our trucks do to corrosion eating pin holes in them, usually on the back at the bottom where you can't see it either. Glad you got it fixed and good hauling tomorrow. :thumbs:



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 11:53 PM

Thats great news your back on the road... Keep er between the fence posts..



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Posted June 10, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Good to hear that you conquered your problems. Hope your trip today is trouble free.



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Posted June 10, 2013 - 09:19 AM

And hindsight makes your butt look big.

Maybe in your mirror buster!



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Posted June 10, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Thats great news your back on the road... Keep er between the fence posts..

 

Normally, they say keep the greasy side down, but, with all the leaks, it might be difficult to find the non-greasy side!!

 

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Good to hear you got it figured out.

 

 

Years ago I had a 72 Pontiac Bonneville with a 455. I was driving it one day and it started to run like crap and would barely shift gears. I checked everything. When it was cold it ran perfect. When it got hot it ran like crap. I spent 2 days testing one piece after another. Finally a friend came over and I had him sit in the car and keep it running while I looked around. It had a microscopic hole in one of the heater hoses that was spraying a tiny jet of coolant into the distributor. It was such a small amount of liquid that it dried almost instantly and there was nothing to see. It only squirted at about 2500 RPM when it was hot. I was ready to set that car on fire before I figured it out.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Good to hear you got it licked!




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