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Oil Leak Front Cover on a 6.7L Power Stroke

6.7 Powerstroke Vacuum Pump

Came across a few of these suckers... unidentified oil leak coming from the front cover of a 6.7L PowerStroke in a 2013. Covers front of oil pan with wet oil. Hard to pinpoint the location. Using florescent oil dyes, we made an assumption that it could be the front main seal. We started a tear down to determine the root cause and devise an approach to repair it....

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EGR Deletes - Is it worth it?

The topic of deleting someone's EGR system has be brought up to me several times.  Especially with the 6.0L diesel crowd. I thought I would talk a little about what some of the advantages and disadvantages of deleting the EGR coolers on the 6.0L Powerstroke, the 6.4L Powerstroke, and the 6.7L Powerstroke....

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7 Reasons to Avoid a Career as a Automotive Technician

Have you ever wondered about venturing into a career in the automotive world? If so, I have something to tell you that may change your mind. I have 7 things to tell you to be exact. Hopefully you read this article before you make any rash decisions. If you know someone who is contemplating making a jump into this career, maybe you should share this article with them.</...

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Superchips Flashpaq - 7.3L Powerstroke

Wondering if you should get a Superchips programmer for your 7.3L Powerstroke? I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a Superchips 1842 Flashpaq Tuner to review for your pleasure. Lets just say: Yes, I know I am about 10 years behind the curve of these Superchips programmers. Everyone speaks very highly of this programmer, so I decided to give it a try and see if it would help my lackluster 7.3L Powerstroke....

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Site Update!! - And me, too.

Well its been a long year. This pretty much marks 's full second year, although it has only been open to the general public for about one year. Non the less, everything is going pretty good....

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Failed Turbo 6.0L

So, today was pretty cool. We had a guy bring in his 2005 F350 6.0L diesel for a few issues. The whole story, which we weren't originally informed of, was that less than a week ago he had a brand new Garrett turbo installed. This morning he was driving it an all of a sudden he hears a loud noise in which he describes as a "piston trying to get out". After the noise, he experiences a lack of power and white smoke. He brings this truck in and is complaining of it smoking like a freight train, rough cold start idle, and lack of power....

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