The F350 Thread

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Re: The F350 Thread

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MrLongbeard wrote: Sun May 12, 2024 10:00 pm Under glow :silent: :silent:
It was on the truck when I bought it, I wouldn't have added it if it wasn't on it. :lol:
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Went to faff about with the F350... opened the right door, then clicked the unlock button to unlock the others... Just got a buzz, no click..

Hmmm..

Used key to open drivers door, put key in ignition & ... nothing... well crap.
Grab battery charger.. had to pull terminals as the jaws on the charger wouldn't fit, attached charger to battery posts... (batteries now separated)
Right battery: 3.6v & then a few minutes later charger says "Battery failure" Arsebiscuits !

Left battery: 6v & currently taking a charge.. so far.

Plan is to get the left battery up to 12v, then revisit the right one.... plus find a pukka charger with larger jaws.... and attach a pigtail for my battery tender doodad I use on the bikes, I have a spare pigtail some place.

Methinks I either left a light on last time I drove it on Monday.. or there's an issue with the work done by the shop that installed the dash cam set up & new sound system.

In related news: I frigging HATE dealing with auto electrics, but for some reason I'm fine with aircraft or Kawasaki electrics.

Update: Left battery now at 12v+.. but 60%, so I'll walk away for a couple of hours. (found the spare tender pigtail)

The only good news is that I have the factory '96 Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual which will no doubt confuse me further.
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Discovered the previous owner somehow managed to install the top-lock nuts (like Nylocs, but all-metal) on the battery terminal bolts by threading them on lock-side first. Didn't think that was possible.
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Doh! No they aren't, they're some kind of *special* battery nut
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Got truck batteries somewhat charged & it fired right up... which is when I noticed that some blithering idiot left an overhead light on when he last drove the truck on Sunday, so that explains the issue.
Battery Tender from bikes now hooked up to truck batteries... & angled that I can see the lights on the front of it without having to get up from my chair & go outside.


I'll have me take myself out for a drink later to apologize for that fuck up...
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ZRX61 wrote: Thu May 23, 2024 9:32 pm Discovered the previous owner somehow managed to install the top-lock nuts (like Nylocs, but all-metal) on the battery terminal bolts by threading them on lock-side first. Didn't think that was possible.
It's possible if the nut has been wound on and the bolt/stud has come through the "loc" (forming a thread), then the nut, when reversed, has something to start threading with
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HUGE project this morning....

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There's at least 3 more to do (one visible in last pic), but ya gotta pace yourself with this precision work.
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Before, after I'd removed one bolt....

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At the VFW last night for the steak & taters :)

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Happy owner today. Bought the truck back in March & have fueled up 6 times. It's been getting about 12.7mpg...
Starting using EDT & recently did an oil/filter change with a half a jug of HotsShots oil goop in it.
Filled up last night. Now getting 16mpg!!

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Yeah, but the septics don't use proper gallons and it costs 15p a litre anyways,
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Added some detail to the anti-tailgater hitch cover...

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KungFooBob wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:30 pm Yeah, but the septics don't use proper gallons and it costs 15p a litre anyways,
Paid $4.80/gal last night.. which works out to $6/proper gal.

Which also means 20MP(proper)G, which ain't too shabby for a 6500lb truck with a 7.3L V8.
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ZRX61 wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:06 pm
KungFooBob wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:30 pm Yeah, but the septics don't use proper gallons and it costs 15p a litre anyways,
Paid $4.80/gal last night.. which works out to $6/proper gal.

Which also means 20MP(proper)G, which ain't too shabby for a 6500lb truck with a 7.3L V8.
Does it ever get more than 500revs over idle?
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Rockburner wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 11:27 am Does it ever get more than 500revs over idle?
Redline is 3000rpm, which is over 100mph :)
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Correction, yellow line is 3400rpm, red line is 3700rpm
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This was a first, used to other OBS drivers giving a wave... but today I got a thumbs up from a bloke driving a Toyota on the 101. Makes a change from the usual finger :)

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Bit more FG repair to day. Maybe pics later if I didn't make a total ass of it.
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ZRX61 wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:09 pm Redline is 3000rpm, which is over 100mph :)
Pfft, 100mph is <1900rpm in my car. 3000rpm would have me on the 155mph limiter :D
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:22 pm
ZRX61 wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:09 pm Redline is 3000rpm, which is over 100mph :)
Pfft, 100mph is <1900rpm in my car. 3000rpm would have me on the 155mph limiter :D
It has the 4.10 pumpkin, I could swap it out for the 3.88(?)