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Thanks for your writeups they are reliable and fantastic with great pics..P.S. I'm gonna do your security system write up...don't want this good work in the hands of someone who hasn't earned it...ha thanks again.. Larry

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Just want to say THANKS. I do work on my own vehicle many times although I can't say I do it out of enjoyment..it just is to expensive most of the time but when I do pay to have it done mostly the job is not done right..I recently heard some bearing noise in one front hub so I decided to replace both hubs,all ball joints and universal joints in both frt axles..I found ur write up and followed each numbered step. Even though u don't include universal joints it was great to check off each step, knowing I was one step closer. Your attention to detail matches up with real life experiences..the pictures,methods,tips and continual socket sizes were time saving examples. My experiences at times were a little different and maybe more difficult but I was able to overcome through your write up.
I would love to see someone do both sides in 2 to 3 hrs but I agree with u on about 12. I did mine over a week..30 min here 1hr there, then stayed on it 1 day to finish..about 12 hours...which involved cleaning and painting exposed parts, double checking and researching when things didnt come apart or line up like I thought they should, breaks from our Texas heat, and annoying little things that cost a lot of time...like a zerk fitting that broke off on totally installed ball joint and knuckle assembly that took probably 2 hours total trying to find tools to remove, looking for possible new ball joint after hours, and finally persistently getting zerk and its pieces magnetically removed from ball joint.
I have a 2002 f250 4x4 7.3 250000 miles. Bought in 2014
Gradually going thru it making sure things are right or as good as new and the way I like it...next is going to be replace pesky 2002 VSM (vehicle security module) possibly having hydro-boost rebuilt locally ,replace carpet and sound deaden floor.. thanks again.. Larry


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Excellent write up on the superduty ball joint repair. I used it for my 2002 excursion. Thanks!

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Thank you, great source of data and knowledge. Appriciate the hard work you put into this site. One thing you may want to add on there too is about replacing the coolant overflow cap with an after market one that will maintain higher PSI in the system. Also when I did my coolant flush prior to putting bypass fitler on. I used two Cummings products to flush the system. Restore and Restore plus. One is a degreeser and the other is a descaler. Great products to really clean the whole system out, especially the silica from the Ford Gold Coolant in the oil cooler. Again THANK YOU, GREAT SITE! will reccomend to friends!

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Thanks for having this great information available to those that would like to do their own maintenance. I bought a one owner 2000 F250 7.3 with 129K miles on it and looking forward to running it to the million mile mark.

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Hello, in reference to the Donaldson AIS filter installation, this is the third one i've installed,
on a '99 7.3, F350,4wd, DRW,i pushed the long intake snorkle along the frame rail past the intercooler and it came to a stop, apparently there was a fiber flap blocking it, this never happened on '99 F250 or '02
Excursion both 7.3/2wd, it was simple enough to cut the fiber but this caused me to notice there is an ABS partition that funnels air toward the radiator only inches away from the snorkle inlet opening, this plastic sidewall completely blocks air travel into the snorkle, all 3 trucks share this condition!
I'm contemplating removing the grill, and using a 4" holesaw to create an opening, allowing air moving at road speed a free path into AIS, I'm no genius and ask
what others have done.
Thank you, mikeG


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Thank you for hosting this Website. I have a 2000 F250 and a 2001 F350. I have saved lots of money by following your guides.

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Hi Alex,

I'm glad my info has helped you. Glad you saved some cash too. Thanks for posting.

Jerry


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I just bought my first ford, my first f250 superduty, and my first diesel period. My truck is a 1999 with the 7.3. I am doing research on the maintenance that needs to be done and ran across your site. Thanks for documenting so much. Great site. Since I am not sure when filters were last changed, I thought I would start there. If you have suggestions on things I should do to this new-to-me truck, I'm all ears. Thanks!

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Hi Daniel

Just keep up with the routine stuff and the rest will follow. These are good trucks. Thanks for posting.

Jerry


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I enjoyed reading your site. I never had a Super Duty but did run a '94 7.3 IDI diesel quite a few years. Rebuilding the injection pump at 102k. My stock 7.3 IDI never got wonderful mpg. The E4OD behind my 7.3 IDI died at 160k. Rather than put money into another E4OD I replaced the 7.3 in my '94 F-250HD in April of 2009 with a new from the factory RECON '93 EPA certified Cummins 12 valve 180 bhp unit. Adding a new (not rebuilt) Allison AT1545P which has lock-up in fourth gear behind the 5.9. The truck is a great rig on highway rig. I replaced the 3.55 ring and pinion gears with a new Ford 3.08 rear end gear ratio. I spent countless hours of research on this engine / transmission combo. Figuring if I was going to drop some big coin that I may as well do it right building a truck that has the longevity of a commercial rig verses a consumer grade unit! For a strictly on highway rig, the only thing I would have done differently in hindsight is I would have went with the Cummins 3.9 liter instead of the 5.9 which is overkill for my application. :!cool:

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Hi BC

Sounds like a cool truck and an outstanding project. Thanks for posting it.

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Jerry


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Thank you soooo much for the great presentation on the ball joint replacement. Top quality.

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You're welcome and thank you for the kind words.

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