1997 Ford F-250
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1997 Ford F-250        (Other Ford F-250s)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
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Mileage: 292000
Engine: 7.3L PSTD
Drivetrain: E4OD, manual-shift BW4407, Dana 50IFS 4600# 3.54 open, Sterling 10.25" FF 6084# 3.55 open
Notes: Bought filthy inside & out, rat nests in valley & air filter, no brakes, 2 working GPs, shattered dash, broken seat, old tires, sloppy shifter, bent t/g, wheel bearing roar, front left u-joint gone, passenger window inop., cruise inop., front & rear receivers, GNH, drop-in bedliner, Carr steps, cross-bed tool box, bed caps & rails, VentShades.
Last Updated: 1/13/2021
Hits: 952
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Folder Hits Comments Created Updated
folder Pre-purchase90038601/23/201/23/20
folder First Fixes81004,99801/25/201/13/21
    folder Radio & Dash130021608/21/201/11/21
folder 3-inch Drums50017601/29/2012/28/20
folder Glow Plugs & Gaskets1002701/29/201/29/20
folder Modifications1006802/10/202/10/20
folder Technical Info110016105/24/2011/29/20
Newest Media Files
DashPainted.jpg
11 hits | 29.52 KB | Posted: 1/11/21

After thorough scuffing of the new parts, washing, & drying, this expensive dye goes on very easily & dries fast to a perfect match of the factory color using this inexpensive sprayer.
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ATFremove.jpg
12 hits | 96.81 KB | Posted: 1/4/21

The fluid level was slightly high, so I pumped almost a quart back into a bottle and got it dead-center of the Hot range.
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MagneFine.jpg
11 hits | 46.62 KB | Posted: 12/30/20

This filter has only been on for ~1Kmi, but since I'm changing the ATF, I'm putting in a new inline magnetic filter at the same time. I also marked the ho...
ATF300Kmi.jpg
16 hits | 89.91 KB | Posted: 12/30/20

Considering that the brakes were factory-original, I assume the ATF is, too. So I'm following this procedure for changing the ATF to [url=https:/...
20201226_172642.jpg
10 hits | 38.86 KB | Posted: 12/27/20

While the rear diff was draining, I changed the TRE boots to Energy 9.13101G polyurethane. After chipping away most of the grime, I wirewheeled the ends clean before installing the boots. All the TREs w...
20201227_164437.jpg
18 hits | 50.51 KB | Posted: 12/27/20

After a few good drives without problems, I swapped the rear diff cover to the later cast Aluminum version Dorman 697-725. The oil looked better than any I've seen, with almost nothing on the fill magne...
FuelFlow.jpg
14 hits | 48.41 KB | Posted: 11/29/20

7.3L PSTD Fuel Flow Schematic
FuelSystem.jpg
14 hits | 62.57 KB | Posted: 11/29/20

7.3L PSTD Fuel Pump & Filter Housing
GPR-OE.jpg
38 hits | 71.2 KB | Posted: 11/5/20

Original Glow Plug Relay
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This original 300Kmi relay did its job, but it's done now. I put it back together just to see if it would work again, but I'm not going to use it except as a backup.

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Voltage.jpg
288 hits | 90.61 KB | Posted: 2/10/20

Original battery terminals
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The top 2 are the Left battery; all the others show the Right battery. Probes are either on the CLAMPS (for the higher readings, because the engine is idling & the alternator is the volt...
Fuses.jpg
174 hits | 81.98 KB | Posted: 2/10/20

Fuse Map for '97 F-series Diesel
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20200330_001404.jpg
164 hits | 98.55 KB | Posted: 3/29/20

Because the original terminals were abused, I soldered on some new Copper clamps. I avoided the Lead powder being thrown by the cutting wheel, and used a wood block under the anvil when air-chiseling the old ones off the cables (so I wouldn't shorten...
20200310_160550.jpg
156 hits | 77.07 KB | Posted: 3/12/20

These shifter bushings made it much easier to get out of Park, and the junkyard boot (which is NOT identical to the original) looks much better, after was...
ValleyTop.jpg
148 hits | 87 KB | Posted: 1/26/20

The rodent damage is much more apparent without the engine cover. About half the hood insulation was packed under the turbo, but I blasted it out with the garden hose. Rat-nest soup! Mmm, mmm, good.

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20200216_120709.jpg
145 hits | 94.68 KB | Posted: 2/16/20

First pull: a little 28' TT going about 100 miles. Even though the weather was cool (max ~60°F), the temperature gauge came up for the first time. After ~45 minutes doing ~70mph, it got about to "R", and the transmission started acting up...
USBPwrPt.jpg
143 hits | 67.76 KB | Posted: 2/2/20

Even though the whole dash shell has to come out, I need USB power now, so I replaced the Power Point with this dual socket & voltmeter (which shows ~0.3V lower than my meter). I'll probably add a switch later.
97F250Bol1.jpg
137 hits | 48.21 KB | Posted: 1/23/20

VC1.jpg
119 hits | 73.68 KB | Posted: 2/10/20

After fixing the brakes, I poured in a bottle of VC1 Coolant Flush, drove around for a few minutes, then hooked up a garden hose to the heater core inlet. I wanted to make sure it got flushed, and I al...
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