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post #41 of 85 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Got a few minutes to work on the truck today, decided to stuff the new doors seals in, must been doing something now takes some effort to get the doors to fully latch probably need to adjust the striker plates now, I ordered two of these door seal kits, they come each with 2 rolls of material, one roll is about perfect to do one door, just used a tin shears to cut to the correct length. I didn't get to in depth installing these, I removed the screws i could and removed the a pillar covers, the overhead liner pieces and it gave me enough freedom to pull back the rear pillar covers far enough to stuff the seal in and of course the kick floor board covers only half the screws came out but I was able to get enough room to stuff the seal in there too.

















Also I ordered new wiper seals for the windows, for some reason they only offered them for the front windows, luckily my rear window seals are in pretty good shape, im not sure why just the fronts were rotted and gone



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Well looks like i need to invest in some band clamps i thought id give these ubolt style a chance but my exhaust is just moving all over heck and i cant rattle them clamps any tighter, its actually shifted around and cut my speed sensor wiring yesterday, I have had to do this on every other system ive owned why did i expect this one to be any different

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Got a little more done this weekend got some new clamps and the exhaust buttoned up better and got my 45* turnouts on finally, idk what ricer pot head designs exhaust, why is it so hard to find exhausts with side exits thy all angle out, does really no one tow with a diesel anymore? Also added some mudflaps finally and looks like i need to get another set to put up inside the fender, still throwing stuff up over the back and right onto my tips they're impossible to keep clean....



also got my high pressure oil crossover installed so far no noticeable difference but I guess its one of those more unneeded mods. i know the under hood is a little hacked its on the to do list from previous owners mechanical work swapping the engine


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That firewall is filthy. Is that from the previous engine swap? Maybe check your uppies and make sure they are not leaking. It almost looks like oil sprayed on it. And yeah, those HP crossovers are not necessary. If you change or reseal the HPOP, take out the two check valves.....does the same thing but a little better. Keep an eye on that crossover line for leaks. My one time I did it, it never stopped oozing from the heads. I took it off and gave it away.

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That firewall is filthy. Is that from the previous engine swap? Maybe check your uppies and make sure they are not leaking. It almost looks like oil sprayed on it. And yeah, those HP crossovers are not necessary. If you change or reseal the HPOP, take out the two check valves.....does the same thing but a little better. Keep an eye on that crossover line for leaks. My one time I did it, it never stopped oozing from the heads. I took it off and gave it away.
Im still trying to decide whats going on there, i need to wash it all off now and start fresh its been greasy since day one for me, i did have a pretty significant fuel leak from the filter minder sensor which i eliminated, all that fuel blowing back orginally had me convinced my turbo seals were pushing oil since thats where it pooled and dripped off the Y boot but since that delete i have no longer noticed a drip from the turbo, truck is surprisingly pretty drip free for a 7.3, power steering pump leaks which sounds like a common issue, ive been putting it off as i read there is a better pump swap out there just haven't researched it much or sourced out parts for the conversion, saginaw pump i think is what i read about

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Well looks like i need to invest in some band clamps i thought id give these ubolt style a chance but my exhaust is just moving all over heck and i cant rattle them clamps any tighter, its actually shifted around and cut my speed sensor wiring yesterday, I have had to do this on every other system ive owned why did i expect this one to be any different
A trick I learned is when you get the exhaust positioned where you want it, take a 1/8 or 3/16 drill bit and drill a hole in the overlapping joints. Fire a pop rivet in and your exhaust will stay put. If you ever have to change something, that same drill bit removed the rivet in less than 30 seconds. It's the only way I've ever gotten duals to match and actually stay that way. Even better if you use band clamps and go thru them as well.
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Im still trying to decide whats going on there, i need to wash it all off now and start fresh its been greasy since day one for me, i did have a pretty significant fuel leak from the filter minder sensor which i eliminated, all that fuel blowing back orginally had me convinced my turbo seals were pushing oil since thats where it pooled and dripped off the Y boot but since that delete i have no longer noticed a drip from the turbo, truck is surprisingly pretty drip free for a 7.3, power steering pump leaks which sounds like a common issue, ive been putting it off as i read there is a better pump swap out there just haven't researched it much or sourced out parts for the conversion, saginaw pump i think is what i read about



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The easiest thing to do, and what I've done in the past, is just take a can of brake cleaner and start spraying all that firewall. It's just metal heat shield material and it will clean right off and then you can sort of start from there and see if you do have any leaks. Nice work so far.

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Got my gauge pillar painted and installed today, ISSPRO EV2 gauges, probably add a column mount yet for HPOP or something not sure, I didnt hook anything up yet as I didnt have a fitting to tie in the boost sensor, not sure my plans yet with the tranny but it for sure needs and output seal if not rebuilt also didnt want to drain and fill just to do it again in a couple months, same with the trans coolers, egt i just didnt feel like doing same with fuel pressure but they are installed and programmed just need hooked up so thats half the battle



also got my EBPV switch installed and partially wired, i could not find the wire mentioned in the article for the high mount stop light but i do have the constant power hooked up so thats better then nothing just have to run a second wire when i get a chance





wish i could get more done on this thing as i have decided to quit my mechanic job, my last day is this coming friday which means ill be loosing access to alot of awesome tools but im sick of the BS at the shop and full time farming is the end goal for me anyway and i gotta start someday so we're going to see how it goes

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I did wonder, being as i deleted my filter life sensor and thats already 1/8th NPT if that is a suitable place to read fuel pressure from

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I did wonder, being as i deleted my filter life sensor and thats already 1/8th NPT if that is a suitable place to read fuel pressure from
I am pretty sure that should work...or the plug where the check valve is. Withe one should be fine.

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