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#372 of 1186 1997 ford f-350 7.3 powerstroke ( no compression )
Jul 12, 2008 (9:22 am)
Hello all, i am at my witts end, i have owned this truck for about 2 yrs now, have always started right up, well i bought a 99-250 and let dually set up about 2 months now it will not start, turns over, getting fuel , but no compression to fire off, I had one fellow tell me to put oil in engione because the rings have dried up, and they will not seal, so no compression. How true is this ? Any real help would be great. There are no dependable mechanics where i live so husband is trying to fix on his own, HELP ! Cindi Carter mississippi
#373 of 1186 Fan clutch - not howling - high oil temps -
Jul 12, 2008 (10:57 am)
I have a 2003 (May) F250 Super Duty, 4x4, 6.0l diesel. The fan clutch was replaced in June 2007. In the last 13 months I haven't heard the usual, loud howl from the fan when temperatures rise. I now have a Palm PDA monitoring all my temps and my oil has been upto 252 degrees while towing! When is that fan supposed to kick into high gear? This fan clutch replacement was done by a Ford dealer. Any help would be appreciated.
#374 of 1186 Re: 1997 ford f-350 7.3 powerstroke ( no compression ) [ponygirlh9]
Jul 12, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Sorry but kind of lost in your email, how long was the motor sitting for ? And let me get this right you are putting a motor out of a 99 into the 97 right ? I it may be the Computer not work with it, I know they are pretty much the same motor but they are Different.
#375 of 1186 Re: Fan clutch - not howling - high oil temps - [paulpe99]
Jul 12, 2008 (12:13 pm)
I don't mess with a lot of the 6.0L trucks as they are totally a piece of junk but what is the Red Line Temp for the Oil ? Yes I love that sound the Fan makes too but I don't hear mine anymore because of the Smoke Stack I have coming out of the bed of the truck now, lol.
#376 of 1186 Re: $54,000 Pile of Junk [cowboy9]
Jul 12, 2008 (5:00 pm)
I will look into it. I just got it back today. They had it a total of 5 weeks, I had it a total of 3 days during that time. I am going to go trade it in in Texas where I bought it but before I do, I will call a couple of lawyers and see what they say my options are.
Ford called me about a week or so ago and said that they had to special order a part (that's why it took so long to fix my truck). They said that when they opened it up to replace the head gaskets they saw that the part (whatever it was) had been broken since the factory (which is why it never did run correctly) and I have had problems with it since day one.
#377 of 1186 Re: Fan clutch - not howling - high oil temps - [cowboy9]
Jul 14, 2008 (1:55 pm)
i thought the maximum continuous operating oil temp was 240 deg.
#378 of 1186 miss in my 6.0
Jul 14, 2008 (2:46 pm)
i have a 2003 ford 6.0 with a hypermax mach 7 box but there is a miss when under acceleration when the truck is hot or cold. i have had it at ford twice this month and they said it was the mass air censor both times. but its doing it still i ask them them and the tech said it wasnt an injector any1 have any idea on what the problem is
#379 of 1186 No Start when hot? HELP!
Jul 14, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Have a 2000 Ford diezel 7.3. 380,000 kl On going problem. Sometimes after driving-parked for a few minutes- turn key and will not even crank over. When you first stop will crank over-let it set for a few minutes -engine compartment warms up-will not crank over. Dash lights on and driving lights.When you try and crank light go dimm. Seems to do it when it is hot. Open hood -let cool down for 20 minutes and will crank over and start up. Have had to Ford dealer-replaced batteries-IDM box-Alternator -camshaft sensor-and rebuilt starter. One Ford teck said put new starter not rebuilt. Lost faith in local dealership. Can anyone help.Cold ones are on me if so. Thanks
#380 of 1186 Re: Fan clutch - not howling - high oil temps - [paulpe99]
Jul 14, 2008 (3:31 pm)
I honestly don't know what the Oil Temp is suppose to be, never had that one come up but I will check into it tomorrow and email you back.
#381 of 1186 Not starting after partial rebuild.
Jul 19, 2008 (10:58 am)