Photo 1/6 | 05 Top Tech M300 Lockers 17fordf450platinum Towing | 05 Top Tech M300 Lockers 17Fordf450platinum Towing
Photo 2/6 | 01 Top Tech Wandering Idle 7 3l Ford | Failed injector O-rings can cause many different engine issues. A split or broken lower O-ring on Ford 7.3L Power Stroke engines, which is usually the result of either damage during installation or poor-quality material, can cause the engine’s rpm to fluctuate and produce bluish smoke at idle.
Photo 3/6 | 02 Top Tech Stuck Vgt Kennedy Diesel Vgt Cleaning Image | P003A is a diagnostic trouble code that indicates there’s a problem at the turbocharger. Either the vane-position sensor failed, or the vanes and actuator inside the turbo are stuck by carbon (soot) deposits. Variable-geometry turbos can be taken apart and cleaned, but the best bet is to replace it with a rebuilt unit.
Photo 4/6 | 03 Top Tech Hard Stating Lb7 Duramax Fuel Filter | Hard-starting 6.6L Duramax LB7 engines usually have an issue with fuel leaking from around the filter head, causing the engine to lose prime. If there’s fuel seepage at the filter or anywhere along the fuel line, air is most likely getting into the system, causing long cranking.
Photo 5/6 | 05 Top Tech M300 Lockers 17fordf450platinum Towing | The ’18 Ford Super Duty pickups received many upgrades, including new rear axles under F-350 and F-450. Single-rear-wheel F-350s run a 10.8-inch, 36-spline Spicer M275, while 350 and 450 dualies get the 37-spline Spicer M300 that features a massive 11.8-inch ring gear. Ford’s Trac-Lock limited-slip differential is standard equipment in the M300s under F-450 models. The differential is an option for F-350s with the same rearend.
Photo 6/6 | 04 Top Tech Vw Tdi Diesel Jeep Cherokee Xj | Fitting six-cylinder–powered Jeep Cherokees with earlier Volkswagen TDI diesels is becoming a popular swap. There are several companies that make such projects viable, as well as performance upgrades to give the little oil-burners some decent muscle.