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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:41 PM

I have owned several 7.3s from the first year 1989 thru the 2001 I now drive and they have all been great engines. In 2003 Ford started using the 6.0 and that is when the issues started and Ford hasn't found an engine to even come close to standing up in place of the 6.9-7.3 model.

 

Ryan, I'm sure that whatever the issue is, it's won't take much to get it up and running and you will be very happy once you start using that truck.

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The filter looks good. Have you checked all the connections on the PCM to make sure you are getting good contact and power.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Actually they went to the 6.0 in 2003.5 :poke:  Sorry, just about the only thing I know so I had to throw it in. Lol

 

Is the PCM the square thing? About 6 inches by 8 inches? I have not checked it for power.

 

Today I noticed that the kick panel on the passenger side was halfway taken off. I was thinking that maybe one of the few things I saw behind the panel were suspected problems from when my Dad was working on it? Could there be a problem with something in there?



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Posted December 07, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Is there a fuse box in the right kick panel on that one? The 6 X 8 sounds about right for the PCM. About an inch or so thick and in a plastic holder?


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Is there a fuse box in the right kick panel on that one? The 6 X 8 sounds about right for the PCM. About an inch or so thick and in a plastic holder?


Yes, that is what it looks like. I did not see any fuses behind the right kick panel.

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:21 PM

I talked to Neighbor Brian today and he said that it is likely an oil pressure problem.

I am going to get oil tomorrow, and from what I read it seems like the top end oil and bottom end oil are not well circulated, and changing the bottom end doesn't always get the burnt oil out of the top end. Is this true?

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:21 PM

From a fellow 7.3L PowerStroke owner: After sitting for so long, I'd plan on draining all of the old fuel and fill with new, drain the fuel filter reservoir and install a new MOTORCRAFT filter, then do a complete oil change, including the top-end oil. Not too sure if any additives are actually needed. Just use a good oil and change it often once you get it running ( I have been using Tractor Supply's Traveller 15W-40 and has been through 4 tests by Blackstone Labs with very good results. ) Never use starting fluid. That will give you a good place to start. Hopefully the glow plugs are working properly. Watch your ammeter when you first turn on the key...... it should read noticeably lower than normal if the plugs are glowing like they should.  


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Wow Ryan it sounds like you got your own mechanics consultation thread going here :thumbs:  :thumbs: .  I think with these guys helping you out and your perseverance you will have it up and running in no time.  That is a pretty nasty looking case of rust out, can you do something when you repair the bed to help it last longer?

 

Oh and thanks to Uncle Willie for sticking up for us Chevy guys, I know it's hard since Fords are better.

 

 

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:48 PM

From a fellow 7.3L PowerStroke owner: After sitting for so long, I'd plan on draining all of the old fuel and fill with new, drain the fuel filter reservoir and install a new MOTORCRAFT filter, then do a complete oil change, including the top-end oil. Not too sure if any additives are actually needed. Just use a good oil and change it often once you get it running ( I have been using Tractor Supply's Traveller 15W-40 and has been through 4 tests by Blackstone Labs with very good results. ) Never use starting fluid. That will give you a good place to start. Hopefully the glow plugs are working properly. Watch your ammeter when you first turn on the key...... it should read noticeably lower than normal if the plugs are glowing like they should.  

T he glow plugs were replaced the winter before it had problems, about 6 months or so.



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:51 PM

Wow Ryan it sounds like you got your own mechanics consultation thread going here :thumbs:  :thumbs: .  I think with these guys helping you out and your perseverance you will have it up and running in no time.  That is a pretty nasty looking case of rust out, can you do something when you repair the bed to help it last longer?

 

Oh and thanks to Uncle Willie for sticking up for us Chevy guys, I know it's hard since Fords are better.

 

 

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Yes, put the Channel facing a different way. Lol When I put the new floor in I will probable use square tubing, since I have a lot of it.

 

As long as you know Ford is better, then I will allow you to be a Ch**y guy. :D



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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Yesterday I pulled out all of the loose parts of the floor. I wanted to get as much out of the way so that when I go to change the fuel, I can just take the top off the tank, clean the pickup filters, and pump the fuel out. Here is what was left. The front part of the floor was replaced already, the compressor started to fall through the floor so it needed replaced right away.

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Ryan, Make sure the glow plug controller is operating, does the voltage meter in the dash drop for about 30 seconds before you try to start the engine? Like from 14 V. to around 9 or 10volts?


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:00 PM

Ooph, even the cross brace is almost gone.
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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:13 PM

All I can say is..... WOW!!!  Isn't salt a great thing??


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:38 PM


Oh and thanks to Uncle Willie for sticking up for us Chevy guys, I know it's hard since Fords are better.

 

 

 

oh, don't get me wrong, I love Fords. I make lots of money dragging them to the scrap yard.


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