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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #21
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Ill unplug it for now. Where is it? Is this something that can be replaced for cheap?
not sure where the plug is on the obs but on my superduty it was right on the pedestal. Check over at powerstroke.org

unplugging mine was the best thing ive done to my truck for winter driving mine would do it to on cold nights unloaded on the freeway
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Old February 4th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #22
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It's also on the pedestal on the OBS trucks. I have a 97 powerstroke as well and I unplugged mine. It's just a little two wire plug up by the turbo, the only one up there, you can't mistake it. I would just leave it unplugged if it fixes your issues, I found mine extremely annoying and not necessary at all.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #23
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thanks guys. as always, good feed back. on to my next thread....[URL="http://http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=199955"]

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Old February 5th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #24
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Time to report back. Problem fixed. Unplugging it did the job, Im happy. thanks again.
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good to hear! Now look at the write ups on how to convert it to an exhaust brake.
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good to hear! Now look at the write ups on how to convert it to an exhaust brake.
Seen them, I may get around to it when I get the time.
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Change the spark plugs?

does anyone else think this guy doesnt know about diesels. they have glow plugs not spark plug. spark plugs do not get enough heat to ignite diesel fuel. and fyi if your diesel has trouble with cold starts dont ever use ether (starting fluid). this will bend your rods slowly but surely until your diesel is addicted to ether. the starrting fluid ignites before it needs to that is why it bends the rods. also check your SCA level in your coolant to make sure that you have enough in there diesels take a special type of coolant so dont just give them prestone. you need to put the additive in your coolant if you add or change it. if changing it i would recomend extended life coolant no SCA additive needed. it is already added into the extended life coolant.
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very good info regarding the SCA levels. You can pick up a can of this stuff at NAPA, its called NAPA COOL. You do 1 bottle per 4 gallons of coolant.

As for the acid level check I think you can just use the test strips you use for pools?????
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does anyone else think this guy doesnt know about diesels. they have glow plugs not spark plug. spark plugs do not get enough heat to ignite diesel fuel. and fyi if your diesel has trouble with cold starts dont ever use ether (starting fluid). this will bend your rods slowly but surely until your diesel is addicted to ether. the starrting fluid ignites before it needs to that is why it bends the rods. also check your SCA level in your coolant to make sure that you have enough in there diesels take a special type of coolant so dont just give them prestone. you need to put the additive in your coolant if you add or change it. if changing it i would recomend extended life coolant no SCA additive needed. it is already added into the extended life coolant.
Seriously?? I am fairly certain he was kidding.
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