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Old 02-26-2017, 07:23 PM
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Yup, 7.3 Performance Built Short Block is $5200 from swamps.

Also got the Motor installed today, just got 2 Bell housing bolts installed and the motor mounts bolted up. Fuel system is put together, and all the front accessories are put together. Installed the core support and a couple other small things. Hoping to have it finished tomorrow or Tuesday. Then im just waiting for the T500 pump to come in the mail so I can drive it.



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FUGA E-Fuel, T500 HPOP, 3" DP, K&N Intake, PHP Hydra, RiffRaff Bellowed Up-Pipes, EBPV removed, High Flow Turbo Outlet, WW2, GlowShift Gauges.
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:35 PM
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Motor is completely installed and ready to go. Just waiting on my T500 pump from Terminator. almost 3 weeks and counting...
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18" Method Mesh Wheels w/ 34" Falken Wildpeak A/T's
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:33 PM
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Whats 3 weeks on this project lol. A blink. A vertice of time.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:15 PM
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Hahaha, good point!

So i actually got the pump today, i didnt get a tracking number until today, but it was shipped out a few days ago. So I received and installed it today. The install went great, and I got everything back together perfectly. Installed the IPR just as it came apart, all the O-rings looked to still be in good shape. Torqued the HPOP gear bolt to 95 ft/lbs. Motorcraft RTV on the inspection plate, hooked up all the fittings good, etc.

I didnt have a funnel to fill the hpop reservoir, and didnt want to spill it everywhere trying to pour it in. So I opted to crank instead of fill. I used the starter relay on the fender and jumped the 2 posts to crank the motor. Did 2 cranking intervals, of about 30 seconds long each. Then jumped in the truck, primed the fuel system, and cranked for about 10 seconds before it fired up. It ran HORRIBLE at first. Sounded like it was mis-firing, running on 6 cylinders, and loping super bad. Put it in high idle for about a minute or so, and then decided to jump in and just cruise around the block. Some major air in the system, but it got better the more i drove it. Drove it about a mile, varying in load/throttle position/ and speed. It was super fun! Felt like a totally different truck! I only had it in stock mode on the tuner, so I didnt get to actually romp on it, but it felt like it ran much stronger. Then I cruised back and parked it, it was still choppy but nothing near as bad as when it first started, so I figured I would run it harder on the way home. I shut it down so i could close up shop and drive home. Spent about 10 minutes closing up, went back out, and now its a no start!

I probably did 30 cycles of 20-30 second cranking intervals over a 45 minute period, Its not a battery issue, or a slow cranking issue, I have it jumped with cables to my other truck, and a big battery charger on it at the same time, It cranks like hell.
I triple checked every sensor, its all hooked up correctly. I tried pulling the ICP sensor harness in hopes of starting, no difference.
Checked the HPOP reservoir several times throughout, and every time I checked, oil was at the TOP of the reservoir, couldn't add a drop if i wanted to. And with my scangauge II i was able to check ICP pressure and IPR duty cycle. ICP gets up to 2700psi, and IPR hovers around 34%.
CPS is good, I get a solid reading on the Tachometer, and its a new CPS from ford (came with the rebuild kit, maybe 500 miles old).
I also have fuel pressure with the key on, a solid 65psi (although it does sound quieter than it usually does). While cranking though, I cant tell, I cant be in 2 places at once lol. Hell I even tried to start it with spraying some WD-40 in the intake to act as ether, no change.
Getting a small amount of white smoke out of the exhaust. Its hard to tell with no exhaust (I only have the downpipe installed), but after cranking I can crawl under there and you can see faint smoke still coming out of the pipe. It also has a very strong smell of exhaust.

So i only have a couple theories,
1) the HPOP gear bolt needs to be retorqued, but I would think with it loose, I wouldn't be getting any ICP readings.
2) Fuel pump is worn out from all the abuse I've put it through, using it to fill empty filters, etc.
3)???
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18" Method Mesh Wheels w/ 34" Falken Wildpeak A/T's

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Old 03-07-2017, 04:05 PM
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Got to the truck this morning, 45* outside, and fired up on the first try, took about 15 seconds, but it started. Went and drove the piss out of it for a few miles, about a dozen WOT runs in my hottest tune.

Let it sit until now, Just went to start it up at 3pm, 75* outside, and no go. Wtf???
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18" Method Mesh Wheels w/ 34" Falken Wildpeak A/T's
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:50 PM
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Did you put 50-100 miles on it? It can take that long to work all of the air out.

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Old 03-07-2017, 07:09 PM
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Well i gave Clay at RiffRaff a call, and he was speechless, and the only thing he could think of is if one of the injectors was just pissing oil under the Valve Covers. So I tried to start it one last time before I pulled the VC's. And while watching ICP and IPR again, ICP wont get over 330psi, and the IPR is at 94%. I even swapped out the IPR with a known good one, and no difference. I think the T500 is cold blooded and something is wrong!

I mustve been a little too tired last night and when i thought it said 2700psi, it mustve really said 270psi haha.
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FUGA E-Fuel, T500 HPOP, 3" DP, K&N Intake, PHP Hydra, RiffRaff Bellowed Up-Pipes, EBPV removed, High Flow Turbo Outlet, WW2, GlowShift Gauges.
18" Method Mesh Wheels w/ 34" Falken Wildpeak A/T's
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