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7.3 PSD Up Pipe Replacement

Finally got around to replacing these guys. Noticed a while back (when I was replacing the valve cover harness here) that telltale black soot down the passenger pipe at the ‘y’ collector. Blackened the inside of the engine cowl, too. Everything about this engine is a bear to work on with it shoehorned under the Econoline hood- except when you can…

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P0476 on the 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Using a “VEEPEAK Mini OBDII Diagnostic Scanner” model VP01 and FORSCAN app on my iPAD for code reading and diagnostic tests. In addition to reading codes, has a list of diagnostic tests.  Including the famous “buzz test”.  That alone makes it worth the price.  Not sure if it’s the app or the hardware flaking out, but lately I’ve been getting…

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To be Idling or Not to be Idling?

I went out to work on the Airstream in storage the other week. I typically pull the batteries during winter storage, but I didn’t this time because we were gonna take a quick winter trip (that didn’t pan out).  Actually, to be completely honest, I didn’t bother pulling the batts because I don’t get any more longevity out of them…

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