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  1. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    Found Dome lights for 1997 F-350 is 561, so got some Amazon 561 LEDs on the way.Also replacing the instrument switch -- it's broken. Standard Motor $13 part on Amazon currently.
  2. Kaajot

    1983 F-700 Nearly DOT Ready

    So, i-81 upstate NY had a major accident at the same time I grabbed my F-700 and was headed to the gas station from Van Tassel's last night after they were looking her over for a brake issue suspect (nothing conclusive, gonna drive it and see what happens).It hasn't been driven much in the...
  3. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    Nice. Thank-you!I ordered some from Amazon (not these OEM though). When they show up if they don't look like they're gonna cut it, I'll send'm back and order these Ford ones off ebay.So far my swedge tension on the filter holder is keeping it taught when I repositioned it; but yeah, if...
  4. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    I went way overboard on this.Glad I didn't go Inertia Safety Switch first.Popped out the instrument cluster bezel and swapped an old Fuel Select Switch for the "new" one. Truck started right up on the fuel tank that can be filled.LED'd the instrument cluster (left in place, tilted and...
  5. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    Yeah, I figured one of my multimeters will have that (I have solar-installation grade electronic equipment, but am not ever doing diagnostics on diodes in general). I'll figure that part out, something about a resistance check on current should determine whether it's good or not.As for rear...
  6. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    My one test light on me was corroded on the inside, so couldn't do much. Did pull the PCM Power Relay Diode (nomenclature, found) F2TF-14A604-AA part #. Apparently hard to find if it goes bad.Unsure how to test it yet, as power should only go one way. I guess I could reverse-connect it...
  7. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    Another Question: Could I have sprayed something on the frame rail with PB Blaster that shorted part of the fuel pump wires, etc?I was underneath PB and Penetrating Oil on multiple bolts that I plan on knocking out now or later (removing towing hitch framework, old straps for old...
  8. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    Looks like all system components between my 91 f250, 92 f150, and 97 f350 are interchangeable, so I have relays, fuel selector switches, etc to swap and try. Unsure about the PCM/ECM Relay/Fuse. Going to look at in the 3 vehicles and see if a part number matches between them as well...
  9. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 No Start Condition, Code 542 (Fuel Pump/ECM Related)

    That didn't take long. I am lucky if I have 10 miles on this thing since purchase in August. That's a whole different story on why I wasn't driving it and will be settled in a court, but that's not the problem.So the rear tank doesn't fill because it likely has the midship filler neck...
  10. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 Longbed 7.5L

    Ok, last thing. The front gas tank (new tank and filler tube installed) takes gas. The Rear aft of the rear axle (not mid-ship tank!) will not take gas and shoots it back out at the new filler tube. It looks pinched, but the tank looks a little high too. In addition, I took a good look at...
  11. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 Longbed 7.5L

    Have some leaks from oil pan, back.Think it's the oil dip stick mounting point and the drain pan needing a new gasket on its drain plug. Adding pictures for that and wondering if the transfer/tranny look like they're leaking too, or is this most likely just oil sliding back?Re-attaching the...
  12. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 Longbed 7.5L

    Ok, next update question/scenario:The Cat Converter is rough and muffler/tail pipes are non-existent. Needs a new muffler/tail pipe and hangars at the minimum? There is ONE ok-looking hangar, but this muffler should be a dual-exhaust at least OEM?Looking for advice. I read something about...
  13. Kaajot

    1997 F-350 Longbed 7.5L

    Ok, so here are some pictures of the F-350 with a leaky dip stick tube. I took a look at what I was sold on Amazon and it is shorter and looks questionable. Truck's cab is clean, the frame is pretty good despite lots of rust from the bed and some structure supports to the bed.I'll link...
  14. Kaajot

    Dentside '78 F100 Eluminator Restomod - with E-Crate Motor

    I'm very interested in the e-crate on my 92 f-150. It's about a 50% increase in power and if gas goes to $5, well, I build solar power charging units so my gas locally will be cheap.They sold out of the e-crates allegedly already. That's crazy since I don't believe the "out of the box"...
  15. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    Thanks Dusty! Wish I'd snipped it once I made some space (less stress on the fuel line to extract the remainder I reckon, eh?). Hopefully a new clip inserted will grab and hold. It's currently just held in place by pressure and working, but definitely would like to put a clip in.Yeah, I...
  16. Kaajot

    Grandpa's old 75 highboy! Now mine!

    Seconded on that. Bronco is located in Michigan too IIRC, which is where I'm from. They're near my home town area -- support them, they have good stuff!Have bought from LMC, they're ok. Heard of Dennis Carpenter, unsure if I've ordered from him but wouldn't hesitate since Fellro said...
  17. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    That's sad.If I've destroyed the internal fuel line due to all my prying, what's the best fix? Snip and add some kind of after-market clamp? Rubber fuel line inserted into metal fuel line hose and then compressed via a clamp on fuel filter and fuel line ends?
  18. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    Called NAPA last week, they have one type (link) I haven't seen it in 3D, but I'm guessing this is a plastic clip that goes past the fat end of the fuel line and then pulls against the nipple on the fuel filter nozzle, preventing it from pulling away and consistently sucking the fuel without...
  19. Kaajot

    Might have found me a bumpside!

    That's neat.Is this the first "Custom" series? I have a '92 F-150 Custom, didn't know it went back further.
  20. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    Oh right, so I should just go looking for those external clips in the video and should be good to go regarding good vibrations and sweet brush sensations.Time to go looking for part numbers or generic solutions.
  21. Kaajot

    Truck For Sale Price reduction!! 1994 Ford F-250 XL (77k Miles) Must See - $9,950

    Missing the Tailgate. That's $2K right there off the price tag.
  22. Kaajot

    97 F250 HD 460 question?

    I don't have enough experience with my 460 yet to give advice, however.If the AIR has electrical connections or sensors/solenoids, then my guess is you'll get a check engine light from the delete. Easy fix is of course to pull the bulb from behind the check engine light. :geek:Not that I...
  23. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    It's done! 12 years later. It was a bit more than just spin and pulling, but that definitely got me going in the right direction. And yep, whoever put that last fuel filter on sucked. The new "fit" does not in any way resemble the old fit. There's plenty of space to put the fuel filter tools...
  24. Kaajot

    1983 F-700 Nearly DOT Ready

    Well, it's cool to have the necessary equipment so that's a cool factor for me! Hah hah!I would be lost if I couldn't see the RPMs dropping when its a cold engine and bogging down. Gives me a warm fuzzy to slowly watch it hold its rpms steadily as it warms up and I calibrate the...
  25. Kaajot

    Shakey idle

    In my similar experience, we did rebuild vacuum lines. Very easy, worth it, used some tape to color code the ends (red, blue, green etc) so easier to trace. I kept the running the same as long as it didn't look like the lines were against anything suspect to cause excessive vibration wear or...
  26. Kaajot

    ABS Light Still On

    That's pretty solid. I'm thinking you're right on the process.First Pinion/Differential Gasket n flush, then will work wiring and grounding for the last best effort. New grounding all in the engine bay, thinking it's likely a wire between the ABS and CMD or ABS and Speed Sensor...
  27. Kaajot

    1983 F-700 Nearly DOT Ready

    Yeah 100% I have the Tach because it's a 12 speed H/L manual carb, with choke/throttle and I always play with it to keep RPMs at the right level and avoid the engine quitting on me as its warming up. Also helpful for monitoring how much power I'm sending into the PTO of the dump operation.
  28. Kaajot

    1983 F-700 Nearly DOT Ready

    Hmm, I can always get the Gasoline one on Ebay, it's just $89. Is a stripped wiring plate/panel, needs instruments transplanted to it. They got some Diesel clusters ones too for sale. Think with all instruments about $200-$300.I'm guessing as I transplant my instruments to the cluster panel...
  29. Kaajot

    The Case of the 12 Year Fuel Filter

    That's the video I found too. He didn't say pull the lines apart and get more gap (if that's possible, why oh why has no one else figured that out either when attempting on my truck?!)I'll give it a shot and see if I can't make some space to get a tool in. I have a low profile one coming...
  30. Kaajot

    Shakey idle

    This sounds a lot like my truck.I'm a 300-6 though. The MAF (MAP for me) was a big deal. EGR Solenoid and cleaning helped. My fuel tank selector eventually had issues to and got replaced, but it was from a bad ground that kept blowing everything out. Same with 2 or 3 TPSs going bad...
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