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Old 01-23-2018, 08:02 AM   #81
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Hi That looks real good, just checked out you WVO or WMO set up at flickr.
WVO did not do a great job on our IDI, lost a couple of pumps. Filtering on the road is a little rough.
Like your access door and battery box.

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:52 AM   #82
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Hi That looks real good, just checked out you WVO or WMO set up at flickr.
WVO did not do a great job on our IDI, lost a couple of pumps. Filtering on the road is a little rough.
Like your access door and battery box.

Good luck J
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Yeah... I'm not a fan of WVO at all.. we steer clear of that stuff like the plague. However, WMO.. I've put over 500 gallons through my '90 F350 with a 7.3 IDI and ATS turbo. Loves the stuff. Always start and shutdown on diesel.. once up to temp, straight oil.

I've been thinking about some way to filter oil while on the road. We use a powersteering pump to drive the centrifuge. In theory, one could belt drive a 2nd pump to process oil all of the time while driving. Would need some form of automatic pressure regulator on the pressure line though.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:39 PM   #83
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Got this SOB of a passenger side valve cover gasket finally replaced. Had to pull the motor mount on the passengerside and lift the engine roughly 2" to get enough room to wiggle the cover out. I had been putting it off because I knew it was going to be a PITA... I was right. Lol. Just over 2 hours just because Ford couldn't give an extra 1/2" on the pass through on the firewall.

Oh well... cleaned all the bolts holes... wire brushed and cleaned the bolts and gave all of them a good coat of blue loctite.

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Alternator back on.. belt is ready to go back on.
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I'm just about ready to drop the radiator in. Slowly but surely.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:28 PM   #84
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Hell yea, that passengerside is a bitch no doubt, i hope you replaced the glowplugs while you had that cover off.??? i didnt do the passengerside myself i took it down to a shop called deisel tech near by, almost $700 dollers but they did my transmission fluid, passengerside gasket & glow plugs, i asked the tech how he got it off he just said a long magnet swival extension & some wiggling will get that cover off without lifting the motor.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:04 PM   #85
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This is an IDI... Pre-powerstroke. Injectors and glow plugs are on the top side of the heads near the intake.

The valve cover is taller on the IDI and there is only 1/4" between the lower lip of the cover and the firewall pass through. Not sure how tight the fit is on the Powerstroke but I'm sure it wouldn't be any fun.

With that said, glow plugs and harnesses are new.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:37 PM   #86
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ahhh i see, their i go again making assumption that all are the same. it probably would help if i didnt view the pics threw my cracked phone with hazy eyes.
maybe next time take a trip to china town & pay alittle oriental girl to do it.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:34 AM   #87
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ahhh i see, their i go again making assumption that all are the same. it probably would help if i didnt view the pics threw my cracked phone with hazy eyes.
maybe next time take a trip to china town & pay alittle oriental girl to do it.
Now that's an idea! Lol
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:16 PM   #88
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Now that the ground is fairly dry, I started on the underside of the engine.

First thing, I pulled the oil cooler and block drain plugs. Oil cooler removal is cake in a bus chassis.. much easier then the trucks.

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Will pull it apart tomorrow for new o-rings and cleaning/paint. Got the old starter pulled off and the old block heater out...

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New block heater is in but waiting to install the new starter as I have to build some battery cables. Also need to scuff up the surface rust on the side of the oil pan and hit it with some paint. Don't want it pin-holing as the engine has to come out to replace it.

I also stuck the new belt on tonight...
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Ready for heater hoses, fan, and radiator to be dropped back in.

I believe I'm going to order my big trans cooler tonight so hopefully it gets here early next week.

Anyways.. pile of parts is getting smaller yet... slowly but surely.
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:27 PM   #89
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Progress!!! Keep after it!
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:23 PM   #90
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Oil cooler rebuild....

Disassembly.. yeah.. silicone. I've seen this in every single oil cooler I've pulled apart.
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Cracked o-rings...
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Cleaned up and painted...
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New o-rings...
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Ready to go.
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