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I think I should be a full diesel mechanic, lol

dealer around here quoted me 20hrs of work to do the oil cooler.

So far I dont have but 13-14 real hours in it and I am doing far more than an oil cooler.

Cab is back down on the truck, oil cooler replaced, turbos back on, intake cleaned, radiator flushed, etc...I am ready for the timing cover tomorrow night. Had I not broke the one heater supply line it would be running tomorrow. But I doubt the dealer will have that and I will need to order one. If I have to order that the truck wont get very far tomorrow as it goes on right after the timing cover.

You guys act like its hard, lol, its not too bad, just a lot of bolts and parts that all have to go back in in a specific sequence.
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Gasser is out of the question lol. Ill drive the ranger or borrow my stepdads titan if I want to drive one.

Good to hear you have her back together for the most part. Should hopefully cure your problems. Have you gotten your tuner back yet? Thought I saw you were waiting for one?

*edited my post. Don't want to muck up zach's thread. Not going to argue over engines either.

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They sent me a loaner tuner because they have no idea why Drew Technologies is taking so long, I can use this one as long as I want. So I am happy.
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Ok. I thought that's what was going on. Didn't know if Drew ever got yours back to you. Like the spartan though? When are you getting the 350 tune? haha j/k
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I think I should be a full diesel mechanic, lol

dealer around here quoted me 20hrs of work to do the oil cooler.

So far I dont have but 13-14 real hours in it and I am doing far more than an oil cooler.

Cab is back down on the truck, oil cooler replaced, turbos back on, intake cleaned, radiator flushed, etc...I am ready for the timing cover tomorrow night. Had I not broke the one heater supply line it would be running tomorrow. But I doubt the dealer will have that and I will need to order one. If I have to order that the truck wont get very far tomorrow as it goes on right after the timing cover.

You guys act like its hard, lol, its not too bad, just a lot of bolts and parts that all have to go back in in a specific sequence.
i am a diesel mechanic, and your right... its not that hard. people just get intimidated by all the crap the need to remove
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Ok. I thought that's what was going on. Didn't know if Drew ever got yours back to you. Like the spartan though? When are you getting the 350 tune? haha j/k
I really like the Spartan, it fits my needs well, though I wish I would have looked into Eric's tunes from Innovative diesel just to see what was all available from him, seems he has the best option out there right now. You can load KEM's 345 tune on both the spartan or the SCT from innovative diesel. They say the KEM 345 tune is better than the 350 as far as street ability. Though I am not sure who is driving around all day in a tune like that. lol

I probably wont ever run the 350 tune, I like the 210s and 250. Though I will have to buy the bigger tunes so I can get the EGR shut off tunes. Its like 400 bucks and they give you the ability to load all previous 12 tunes with the EGR off and you get the 275, 310, and maybe the 350?
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I was really hoping to get it back together tonight but I am shy two parts.

Lower radiator hose
Heater Supply Tube

So I guess I wont get it done until maybe tomorrow night.
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i am a diesel mechanic, and your right... its not that hard. people just get intimidated by all the crap the need to remove
I just hate getting to what I need to IE: having to remove body panels....God I hate body panels.
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I just hate getting to what I need to IE: having to remove body panels....God I hate body panels.
and that is exactly why most people wont work on their own cars
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That's the easiest part!!!
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Gasser is out of the question lol. Ill drive the ranger or borrow my stepdads titan if I want to drive one.

Good to hear you have her back together for the most part. Should hopefully cure your problems. Have you gotten your tuner back yet? Thought I saw you were waiting for one?

*edited my post. Don't want to muck up zach's thread. Not going to argue over engines either.
the argument i have(not hijacking his thread) is that i have been running a 2001 f250 superduty for a looooong time and it now has 218000 miles on the original motor. I tow about 4-5k lbs everyday with it... 10 miles to the gallon no matter how much you put behind it. Oil change costs about 25 bucks, fuel filter is less than 20, spark plugs have been changed twice.... Thats my beef with diesels... If you tow 15-20k lbs all the time, i can understand a diesel, but why is your truck worn out at 200k miles? imho the 7.3 is the ONLY diesel i would ever own...
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Mine has done nothing but tow 15-20k a day since I bought it in 98. Its an early 99 model. It was one of the first of the newer model superdutys. Has towed everything from bay liners and farm equipment to small lawn equipment. My motor is fine. Needs injectors glow plugs all new boots. Rear wiring harness shorts out periodically. Just nickel and dimeing me to death. Has had 3 transmissions. Bed and body are rusting bad. Just needs a lot of work done. I would like to get a newer truck. I wouldn't mind owning another 7.3l. I am ideally looking for a crew cab.

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That's the easiest part!!!
The front fenders are a particular pain on OBS trucks...Superdutes not so bad...05-07 they could have used the normal headlight release instead of making you take the bolts out....end b!tch.
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I think I should be a full diesel mechanic, lol

dealer around here quoted me 20hrs of work to do the oil cooler.

So far I dont have but 13-14 real hours in it and I am doing far more than an oil cooler.

Cab is back down on the truck, oil cooler replaced, turbos back on, intake cleaned, radiator flushed, etc...I am ready for the timing cover tomorrow night. Had I not broke the one heater supply line it would be running tomorrow. But I doubt the dealer will have that and I will need to order one. If I have to order that the truck wont get very far tomorrow as it goes on right after the timing cover.

You guys act like its hard, lol, its not too bad, just a lot of bolts and parts that all have to go back in in a specific sequence.
Thats because you want it done ASAP and its yer truck. the Mechanics love to take their sweet *** time..thats why they are payed by the hour of course
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extremely frustrating night for me, misplaced a bolts and couldnt find it, looked for 3-4 hours before giving up. Ill have to order one tomorrow. ugh.
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the argument i have(not hijacking his thread) is that i have been running a 2001 f250 superduty for a looooong time and it now has 218000 miles on the original motor. I tow about 4-5k lbs everyday with it... 10 miles to the gallon no matter how much you put behind it. Oil change costs about 25 bucks, fuel filter is less than 20, spark plugs have been changed twice.... Thats my beef with diesels... If you tow 15-20k lbs all the time, i can understand a diesel, but why is your truck worn out at 200k miles? imho the 7.3 is the ONLY diesel i would ever own...
and thats exactly what i should have done, bought a 5.4l gas F250/350 would have served me perfectly.
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and thats exactly what i should have done, bought a 5.4l gas F250/350 would have served me perfectly.
should have waited for the 6.2 gas motor.
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should have waited for the 6.2 gas motor.
oh id like top have one, just out of my price range, i like my diesel though
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Zach did you get the full service report on your truck from the dealer? Good luck with it is all i'm gunn say. =/
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Hate to say it, it's junk. It's backwards of the Dodge. The truck around the engine is good, the engine is junk.

How many times has the front cover come off that truck so far? If you'd like I can post the 5 pages of service history on the 08 F450 with the 6.4 I was looking at that had 35,000 miles on it.
Hmm....hate to say I told you so?

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makes sense... everyone is having tons of problems with these things and people just continue to buy the junk... guess you wanna see if you can fix one too huh?
My thoughts exactly...
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I like my diesel a lot. Wouldn't buy another gas truck unless I had to but that's just my opinion is all. Every vehicle serves its purpose and has its role in what you use it for. I know I could easily replace the parts that need replaced and fix the body. The engine will far outlive the rest of my truck.

The dodges around here are all 5.9ls we use for our gas company. We beat those trucks too. The engines hold up great. The rest of the truck is junk. Swap a 5.9l in a superduty is a near perfect truck. Only engine I wouldn't replace is the 7.3l.

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I love my diesel too but its nickle and diming me as well.

Wish I could help zach but Im in Minnesota
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Hmm....hate to say I told you so?


My thoughts exactly...
Im pretty sure its the first time the cover has been off of this truck no wear marks on the bolts like other parts I have seen.

Like I answered before, the only thing replaced on this truck was the radiator twice. Its obvious too.

Thanks for rubbing it in even more. One day it will run fine, all the trouble some parts are gone, now its just a matter of getting everything right.
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I love my diesel too but its nickle and diming me as well.

Wish I could help zach but Im in Minnesota

Where and why?
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Where and why?
He is traveling from store to store fixing his companies utility carts/go carts before they are sold. Some type of replacement part.
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