Links for Tech


power steering pump flush - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1137844-power-steering-pump-flush.html
Video and discussion on flushing Ford Super Duty power steering fluid.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Video Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

2004 F250 Auxiliary Switch Install
http://www.frontiernet.net/~jmray/F250AuxSw.htm
Detailed howto on wiring in auxilliary switches for trucks that don't have them. "Often times we want to add auxiliary things to our truck which require additional switches for control. Starting in 2005, Ford began offering "upfitter switches" ...more
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Interior
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

Trailers: Annual Brake Inspection and Axle Re - Lube
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17173784.cfm
Detailed how-to for checking trailer brakes and re-lubing the wheel bearings.
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Brakes, wheels & tires

Towing strategy for pulling hills; Ford automatics' lockup ability
http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f32/best-uphill-towing-strategy-291236/
"Here is how I tow, and when I ran cooling tests as a Transmission Cooling Engineer. Put your right foot all the way to the floor. That's it. The trans will go to the right gear and the torque converter stays locked when your right foot is all the ...more
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Transmission

2011 spring codes 6.7 - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com
http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f149/2011-spring-codes-6-7-a-296583/
Ford front axle spring codes
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Type: Specs Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Suspension
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

Dyno Charts: Ford F-150 5.0L and SuperDuty 6.2L, at the rear wheels
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1029759-5-0l-vs-6-2l.html
A tuner, 5 Star, posts a dyno chart of an 5.0L F-150 and a 6.2L F-350. The 5.0L shows more rear wheel torque and horsepower, likely due to the driveline losses being much higher in the SuperDuty.
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Type: Specs Attributes: Numbers, Dyno results, Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F150, F250, F350 Engine: Ford 5.0L V8, 6.2L V8

Ford HPFP failure and warranty denial
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1126155-help-glow-plug-water-bs.html
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350 Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

Ford Super Duty: How to pull the dash to change the radio or install additional connections
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/863296-p-i-e-adapter-install-w-pics-2006-f250.html
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Interior
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001 ... 2005, 2006, 2007
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350

Caterpillar's Truck Spec Training Guide: how to understand sizing engines for load
http://www.cat.com/cda/files/2221872/7/Truck_Spec_Training_Booklet.pdf
Thinking about torque vs. horsepower? Curious how the heavy trucks size engines based on application, grades, and weights? Get some thoughts from Caterpillar on it.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Dyno results Tech Topic: Engine, Towing & hauling

TPMS DIY bypass completed and tested with PICS.
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/142895-tpms-diy-bypass-completed-tested-pics/
Seal the TPMS sensors in a pressurized pipe and the ECU thinks all four tires are properly aired.
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Interior
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Toyota Tundra

DIY TPMS Light Modification. (the right way)
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/179536-tpms-light-modification-the-right-way/
How to block the TPMS idiot light on the dash of a 2nd gen Tundra. The 2nd gen Tundra has a TPMS system that requires reprogramming (by a dealer scan tool) if you want to run 2 sets of wheels. While not the best fix, this seems to be the best of the ...more
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Interior
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Toyota Tundra

Understanding weights (specifically 3500 mega cab): GVWR of the Doge 3500 MegaCab SRW and DRW
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25680987/srt/pa/pging/1/page/3.cfm
Why is the MegaCab GVWR so much lower than a comparable Quad Cab? Short answer: the rear springs are soft. Details in the thread.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Suspension, Towing & hauling
Year: 2006, 2007, 2008 ... 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Dodge 3500, 3500DRW

Warming up my LMM (or any diesel)
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25653264.cfm
Discussion on warming up a diesel before driving it. Give it enough time to circulate the oil, then drive gently.
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Type: Discussion

Chevron's Diesel Fuel Tech Review
http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/fuels/documents/Diesel_Fuel_Tech_Review.pdf
Contains numerous details on diesel composition, written for the general audience.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine

HPFP failures - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1106161-hpfp-failures.html
Detailed, informative thread on the fuel system on the 6.7L, focussing on the HPFP. Includes video animations on how the HPFP and injectors work, plus a PDF from Bosch showing the HPFP details.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Video Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350CC, F350DRW, F450CC, F450PU, F550CC Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

esof elimination build - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/871344-esof-elimination-build.html
HowTo mod up an electric-shifting NV273 transfer case to work manually.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

Why go F450? Comparing the 2011+ F450s to the 2008-2010 models
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25516092.cfm
The 2008-2010 F-450s had the larger axle (Dana 110), frame, wheels, and brakes of the F-450 chassis cab. The 2011+ models are essentially an F-350 with the 4.30 axle ratio, same as the 2005-2007 tow boss package.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Ford F350DRW, F450PU

LED Off Road Lights - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1109012-led-off-road-lights.html
Thoughts on choosing and adding LED lights.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Exterior

Ford Modular Spark Plug Changes, 1999-2001
http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f16/5-4-v-8-a-252880/
Details on when and what (plugs and heads) Ford changed in their modular motors to resolve plug issues.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001
Make/Model: Ford F150, F250, F350 Engine: Ford 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10

Stealth Reverse Lights Mounted with pics - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/597703-stealth-reverse-lights-mounted-with-pics.html
"This was a MOD that I wanted to do on the new truck for a while now. For this install, I wanted to keep everything as stealth as possible. ...Ultra White 55w fogs with crystal rod lens (found at Autozone)..."
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Exterior
Year: 1999, 2000, 2001 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW