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Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ToolmakerRob
I agree-a warning period would have been nice. If...

I agree-a warning period would have been nice. If anyone needs any of my photos I will do some digging and repost them elsewhere. Just let me know.

Rob
Forum: 03-07 6.0 06-07-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By ToolmakerRob
06PSD, Jason has used a 12 volt Bosch...

06PSD,

Jason has used a 12 volt Bosch coolant pump to circulate the coolant thru a copper line that is bent to fit around the filter. I have attached a few photos to give you an idea. I used 1/2"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Perhaps Jason could chime in. There is probably a...

Perhaps Jason could chime in. There is probably a 7.3 trick that he knows for the back bolt. I know on the 6.0s that Snap On makes a special tool that I really wish I bought prior to.

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Good to hear you got the broken bolt out. ...

Good to hear you got the broken bolt out.

When I did my 6.0 I did the following for head/block prep but the same would apply to your 7.3:

Scrape old gasket material off as best as possible...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Sorry about your stroke of bad luck. We have all...

Sorry about your stroke of bad luck. We have all been down the broken bolt/broken extractor path before.
Ditto what MtnOilRig said for advice except that there is a big difference in easy outs in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By ToolmakerRob
I remember reading in my owners manual that the...

I remember reading in my owners manual that the Ex tanks are 44 gallons.

Rob
Forum: Trip Planner 02-22-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Hi Paul, Glad to hear things went smoothly...

Hi Paul,

Glad to hear things went smoothly at both border crossings. Hopefully this will be the same for others crossing.

Rob
Forum: Trip Planner 02-14-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By ToolmakerRob
biostroker, Sorry but I am nowhere near...

biostroker,

Sorry but I am nowhere near where you are crossing. I am about two hours from Detroit Michigan. If you are ever in that area let me know. I will pm you my cell number as well.
I have...
Forum: Trip Planner 02-11-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By ToolmakerRob
biostroker, Where/when exactly are you...

biostroker,

Where/when exactly are you planning on going in Canada? I should be able to supply you with some oil if need be if I am around.

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,851
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Billman, Have you ever thought of looking on...

Billman,

Have you ever thought of looking on the Canadian side of the border? Usually you have the standard rust issues but sometimes a clean unit does pop up. The big advantage you would have is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,851
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Wyn-Wyn, Great looking trucks!! Especially...

Wyn-Wyn,
Great looking trucks!! Especially considering the crappy Canadian winters we have to go thru with all the salt and brine on the roads. I find it is a never ending battle trying to keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
I see your point Clay. What if one wanted to add...

I see your point Clay. What if one wanted to add a heated sump to something like a plastic tank such as an Excursion tank?

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
One area to take care of leak free instead of two...

One area to take care of leak free instead of two will definitely lesson the odds of a leak. My thought was that some people would want an access hole for tank cleaning abilities.

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
If it was made out of aluminum and could be...

If it was made out of aluminum and could be welded the outside could be made smaller as well as the hole in the bottom of the tank-so long as there was enough room to clear to bent stainless heating...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Hi Everyone, The attachment shows my idea on...

Hi Everyone,

The attachment shows my idea on how to add a sump to an existing fuel tank. This would take some cajones as it would involve cutting an access hole in the top of your existing tank to...
Forum: Camping/RVing 08-28-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Great pics Wyn-Wyn! Nice looking boat by the...

Great pics Wyn-Wyn!

Nice looking boat by the way. I see in the photos that you have twin engines on the girl. Out of curiosity how many HP are the motors and how old is the boat? I own a 22' 1986...
Forum: 99-03 7.3 08-25-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,167
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Great looking truck Jason!! Please keep the...

Great looking truck Jason!! Please keep the pictures coming.

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
The concept I have in my mind is basically a one...

The concept I have in my mind is basically a one size fits all. Now that I have your dimensions I will get the hamster to turn the brain wheel and try and post a sketch in the next few days. I think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Loxley, What is your set up? Is it a pickup...

Loxley,

What is your set up? Is it a pickup truck with a bed mount tank? If you could give me a few specifics I can sketch it to suit your application.

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Loxley, Thank you for the compliments! ...

Loxley,

Thank you for the compliments!

From what everyone tells me and what I have read is that mild steel WILL react with WVO. That is why most people prefer aluminum.
Stainless steel is OK...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,376
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Jason-I am humbled with your kind words. ...

Jason-I am humbled with your kind words.

Mine is fabbed out of stainless steel but I am sure that that one could be made out of aluminum just as well. This could be welded below one of the current...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Skunkworks PM reply

Hi Skunkworks,

Just got back from the cottage last night and saw that you had sent me a PM. I have been out of internet service for almost two weeks. Cell phone is a hit or miss deal depending how...
Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,958
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Dirtcheap, I agree with you on these points....

Dirtcheap,

I agree with you on these points. There seems to be no parenting anymore. When I was young we respected everyone and would have gotten a swift kick in the ass for doing something wrong....
Forum: 03-07 6.0 05-11-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,204
Posted By ToolmakerRob
The bumper and lights look great!! Would love to...

The bumper and lights look great!! Would love to hear the new turbo setup with the straight pipe.

Have you ever considered using LED running lights? I know it is a matter of personal taste and...
Forum: 99-05 Excursion 05-04-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,388
Posted By ToolmakerRob
Jason, Thanks but I have been reading about...

Jason,

Thanks but I have been reading about V/B till my eyes are ready to pop!! I have actively been looking but have not had any luck finding a local set. I have found a few F250 rear springs but...
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