Wanna Bee wrote:7.3 is a HUEI engine. They don't play nice with low viscosity oils. Not recommended to tow with anything other than 15-40 in the crank case. Truck only ever see's big boy towing jobs. 8,000lbs plus when its running its towing.
5-40 isn't in the cards for my truck.
Rob R. wrote:Hambden Bob wrote:The EPA has the pathetic habit of creating a Black Market every time they destroy something.
They have sure made glider kits popular. The milk and grain hauling companies near me order gliders (brand new truck minus engine and transmission) and install pre-2007 diesels in them. They get a new truck with a rebuild/used engine that gets better mileage, is more reliable, and can handle longer oil changes than the current models.
SMITTY wrote:Wow that's a beefy block heater. I put one in the Blazer 4.3 when I was doing the swap from the '00 Jimmy to the '89 - it's 600w .. and my electric bill was through the ROOF last month - $150!! Highest ever ...
Anyway, I run the block heater because I'm running Amsoil Z-Rod10w-30 in there - a little too thick for winter use, and I'm running a carb with manual choke - old school and RELIABLE. Still get 17 mpg too. Warms up real fast for the wife in the morning - heats that little 6 up to about 130° .
Rob R. wrote:
By the way, us crazy guys in the North put our block heaters on time clocks so they turn on at 4 am, or whatever you need. Some of the big diesels have 1500watt or even 2500watt tank heaters...you don't run them 24/7 if you can help it.
Hell yeah! I'd order one up and stuff in a nice 8V71T Detroit and a 13 spd. Road Ranger. Funny thing is a properly tuned "old school" Detroit is actually a rather clean running engine.
Regardless, there has never been a better engine for turning diesel fuel into noise!