Submitted by Name: John From: York,PA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for all the informative write ups they have been very helpful in repairs and maintenance on my 2001 7.3L. I was checking out your post on the Bilstein shocks and was wondering if the fronts are suppose to be mounted boot side down or does it matter? Most shocks are boot side up. I am getting Bilstein for my truck and just want to make sure. Thanks for your help! John
Admin reply: Thanks for the comments. Yes, the fronts go boots down. Not optional in the case of the shocks I installed.
Added: May 15, 2011
Submitted by Name: Roy Smith From: Idaho E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks much for your posts. Really helped me out changing Ball Joints and saving $500, especially the improvised seal seater.
I look forward to learning more from you.
Admin reply: Thanks, Roy. I am glad you found the info helpful. Glad too, that you saved some money.
Added: April 25, 2011
Submitted by Name: Scott Seeby From: Houston, TX E-mail: Contact
Comments: Fantastic Website for us 7.3L Super Duty owners. Thank you very much for sharing all the invaluable information and data.
Please know your time and effort is sincerely appreciated to make this your Website available. I have spent many hours on the Web looking for informaiton and data on how to maintain our Super Duty's and nothing compares to your Website.
Please let me know if I can be of any help.
Scott Houston, TX
Admin reply: Thanks for the post, Scott. Much appreciated!
Added: April 24, 2011
Submitted by Name: Bob From: Rancho Haven, Nevada E-mail: Contact
Comments: Great web site well organized. Good Job! I have a 2000 F-350 with a 7.3 and just love it! Bob...
Admin reply: Thanks, Bob.
Added: April 21, 2011
Submitted by Name: jc From: Central Minnesota E-mail: Contact
Comments: Nice Job on the ball joints. just fininhing side 2 but my quesion is how necessary and how difficult to replace the seal that is inside the hub. not sure if is bad but as long as i have this stinker torn down am wondering if they go bad, i have a 1999 with V-10 and 105k miles. Has the typical (so i am told) engine clatter (been doing this for the last 65,000 miles. in the old days i would have run the tappets but now you don't even want to try to change the plugs. O well. thanks for the fine job.
Admin reply: Thanks for the comments. My seals looked fine really, but I would still replace them. Too much work not to. Pretty easy to do if you have it all torn down. Regards
Added: April 14, 2011
Submitted by Name: SpringerPop From: SoCal E-mail: Contact
Comments: A very comprehensive site, full of good stuff!
It certainly deserves a BOLD bookmark in every 7.3 owner's browser, and it sure has one in mine!
I appreciate all the time you have put into this project, and your willingness to share. Just taking and formatting the photos HAD to take a bunch of time, not to mention the text.
If your site had "reps", you'd sure get them from me!
My heartfelt thanks for your work!
Admin reply: Pop, Thanks so much for you post. I appreciate the kind words. Jerry
Added: March 19, 2011
Submitted by Name: kevin k From: No.California E-mail: Contact
Comments: Just found your site as I was looking for torque values buttoning things up. I am so sorry I did not find your site at the begining of this project.
Great tutorial! And you are right about the time estimate. I could have saved hours on the first side had I read your site first. First side took about 8hrs. second side about 3 hrs.
Keep up the great job!
Admin reply: Thanks for the comments, Kevin. Yes, that second side is so much easier.
Added: February 22, 2011
Submitted by Name: admin
Comments: oops! I just realized that this guest book has been broken for about a month. I wondered why no one was posting.
It is now fixed. I welcome any comments!
Added: February 7, 2011
Submitted by Name: james h. From: moody, texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: thank you for all of your hard work,and making all of this information available on your web site
Admin reply: You're welcome!
Added: December 29, 2010
Submitted by Name: ed From: jackson, nj E-mail: Contact
Comments: where did you get the westward snap ring pliers shown in the ball joint removal section? whats the model number? was working on a 2006 f350 and was trying to remove the inner snap ring and broke 2 pairs of snap ring pliers.why ford feels they need an 1/8 thick snap ring is beyond me.
Admin reply: I got the snap ring pliers from Grainger.
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