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Intervention on the addiction.... NAH, I'm good!

Hey Guys,
Wife has been buggin me to quit the OBS addiction and modern up to gas 150... ahhh nope... no intervention required... nope... not gonna and you can't make me... Throwin high octane on the fire and standin back way back... bought this couple days ago. It's nice you'll love i says...

97 F250 ECLB 4x4 7.3 E4OD 4:10 Tan White Tan, carpet tan interior. 91k Kms for US pals that's about 55k miles.
Body and interior is in very nice shape, ok it's immaculate I'd say, even my darling agreed she was like Ooo this is NICE.

I've not made time to scan or mess with much yet. Was owned by HD mechanic that by all accountants was meticulous. It does have DP and 4" exhaust and did have amsoil filter in stock air box (that's gone as of last night).

I don't think it's been driven much (over the winter or last year), seemed slow to fire up initially like Gp's needed attention. After topping up tanks driving couple hundred miles with fuel additive it fires up fine, thinking it has the stock starter and not the SD ones I'm used to so it take a couple seconds more not instant.

So here's my question at idle, normal op temps, it runs a bit lumpy and almost seems just a titch down on rpm, I don't think it has a programer on it but it may have in the past. I did clean out the return fuel line screen on the fuel bowl regulator and dropped a .177 pellet into fuel regulator to pump up fuel pressure.

I'll check the voltage on the fuel peddle reostat and bump up if need be, also gotta remove the fuel peddle spring as it's way too stiff.

I'll try to scan today to see if something's off.
Any insight to slight lumpy idle?

I'll link some pix to Dropbox soon.

Addiction be dammed.... I'm good....Inspector Draffus eye twitch..... MUwhahahahaa

j

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Ok so adjusted the fuel peddle reostat to read 4.3 volts @ WOT. Also drill and taped a small set cap screw to set throttle tip in on the Idle Validation Switch. Removed the throttle peddle spring and shimmed the whole fuel peddle away from the firewall by about 1/2". Much better feel now, little snappier response on fuel input as it was at 3.8 v @ WOT.

AE scanned and cylinder #6 didn't meet contribution test, did it twice. Quick check on outside wire harness plug and it looked fine, will run test again this weekend and do closer inspection of harness and VC gasket. Will have a look at CPS too. Anything else I should check?

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Re: Intervention on the addiction.... NAH, I'm good!

You have to figure that a 20 year old truck will run a little rough at times, but it looks like you are on the right track to make it run smoooooooth.

One thing for you to remember is never let your wife ride in one of those new F150's, she'll have your truck at the dealer in a heartbeat to trad it in on it. The new trucks run as smooth as a car does now days.

This next week I am going to tackle the front wheel bearings and new shocks. They just need to be babied at times.

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One thing for you to remember is never let your wife ride in one of those new F150's, she'll have your truck at the dealer in a heartbeat to trad it in on it. The new trucks run as smooth as a car does now days.
That is exactly why it's in my name and she's already driven the brother in laws... the good news is we (if you can call it that) we got caught up in the VW Diesel Gate with a 2015 Jetta. Long story short we are selling it back and in the interim have already bought a 2012 Touareg TDi for her. And me to mess with... heh heh, thinking it's gonna be a nice rig.

Buzz test was good all sounded exactly the same. Think I might swap in a different PCM when I get a moment.

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